Heart

Hard water: bad for your kettle, great for your health

The business of bottled water is booming. And not just plain water: coconut water, birch water, watermelon water. Some brands…

High pressure tactics

If I were to ask you to name a health problem that affects around seven million people in the UK…

The dark side of squash: why you need to watch yourself while playing this addictive game

There’s one sport that turns even mild-mannered men into wildly competitive beasts, willing to play psychological tricks on their opponents…

You might be better off eating more cheese than taking calcium supplements

Taking calcium supplements could raise the risk of heart damage, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins University. The research,…

Could exercising while under stress be a danger to your health?

Exercising under stress could double your risk of a heart attack, according to new research published in the journal Circulation. The…

Cider vinegar to cut your risk of a stroke? Better evidence is needed

Taking 60ml of cider vinegar every day can reduce levels of cholesterol in the blood by 13 per cent, according…

Painkillers like ibuprofen ‘increase risk of heart failure’. But we don’t have to stop taking them

Using common anti-inflammatory painkillers is linked to an increased risk of heart failure, according to research published in the British…

Statin side effects are more troubling than a new paper admits

A review published in the Lancet argues that the negative side effects of statins are widely exaggerated. (The paper, however,…

That study about women’s heart attacks being missed? It’s already out of date

Women have a 50 per cent higher chance of being incorrectly diagnosed following a heart attack, according to research by…

‘Vaping as bad as fags’: the Sun’s splash runs counter to everything we know

‘Vaping as bad as fags’ howls the front page of the Sun today. It is a strange headline to run…