Heart

Imaging technology can spot heart problems at a glance

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, have developed a monitoring device that they say will improve detection…

If you look after your heart, you help your brain: diseases of the two organs are linked

Researchers at the Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam have found a connection between the early stages of brain and…

Medics find pigment in our bile that can protect against heart attacks

Elevated levels of a bile pigment called bilirubin could protect us from cardiovascular disease, according to research carried out at…

Higher resting heart rate is linked to an increased risk of death

A higher than average resting heart rate can lead to an increased risk of death from all causes, according to…

‘Silent’ heart attacks are being missed by scans and affect more people than you think

According to research in the Journal of the American Medical Association, many people suffer ‘silent heart attacks’ which go unnoticed…

The hearts of men and women grow old in different ways

According to a study published in the journal Radiology, the main pumping chamber of the heart ages differently in men…

Intense exercise lasting just eight minutes can improve teenagers’ health

Teenagers who exercise three times a week for between eight and ten minutes reduce their risk of developing heart conditions,…

Women who drink beer in moderation ‘reduce their risk of a heart attack’

Women who drink moderate amounts of beer lower their risk of a heart attack by 30 per cent, according to…

People in Britain are living longer. What’s the secret?

People in Britain are living five years longer on average than they were in 1990, according to Public Health England.…

A vitamin C pill may be just as helpful for your arteries as going for a walk

Taking vitamin C supplements can have some of the same cardiovascular benefits as exercise, according to research carried out by…