Heart

There is a remedy for heart failure — why hasn’t the NHS adopted it?

For most of us, the tragic events in Syria were shocking. Sarin gas caused the innocent victims’ bodies and lungs…

Social smokers ‘have the same heart risk as regular smokers’

Social smokers have the same risk of high blood pressure and cholesterol as those who smoke every day, according to…

Statin side effects disappear if you aren’t aware you’re taking the drug

Patients taking statins report no increase in muscle problems as long as they are unaware that they are taking the…

Ugo Ehiogu

Ugo Ehiogu: why do fit and healthy people suffer cardiac arrests?

The very sad death at the age of 44 of former England footballer Ugo Ehiogu has led many people to…

A diet drink a day may raise your risk of a stroke

Drinking an artificially sweetened drink every day is associated with a significantly increased risk of developing stroke and dementia, according…

marathon

Marathons and heart risk: why more runners should take an aspirin on race day

Marathons are more popular than ever around the world. This weekend 53,000 runners are registered to compete in the London…

Cycling to work ‘halves your risk of heart disease and cancer’

Daily cycling appears to reduce our risk of premature death by 40 per cent, according to a study carried out…

Can eating handfuls of peanuts at every meal ward off heart disease?

‘Want a healthy heart? Make sure you get enough peanuts,’ ran the headline at Mail Online. The Daily Express added…

alcohol

Moderate drinking is good for the heart. Why won’t public health admit it?

A new study in the British Medical Journal has found that moderate drinkers have a lower risk of heart attack,…

Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness: amyloidosis was the bullet he could not dodge

When Martin McGuinness announced in January that he was standing down from politics because of his health, few people were…