Heart

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 It’s already out of date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…

The evidence keeps on growing: alcohol’s health benefits are no old wives’ tale

You may recall the Chief Medical Officer, Sally Davies, telling us in January that there is ‘no safe level of…

Loneliness is bad for your health. Now we are closer to knowing why

Harvard researchers have discovered a new link between loneliness and poor health. They found that people with fewer social connections…

Taking aspirin raises your chance of surviving a stroke

Patients who take 75mg of aspirin a day, or other blood-thinning medication, are more likely to survive if they have…

The ‘low-fat’ dark ages are over — evidence shows the Mediterranean diet is best

More evidence has been forthcoming this week regarding the efficacy of the Mediterranean diet and its positive impact on health.…

Traffic noise ‘increases your risk of a heart attack’

Exposure to traffic noise increases your risk of having a heart attack, according to research published in the journal Deutsches…