Heart

An abnormally slow heart rate won’t raise your risk of heart disease

A slower than average heartbeat does not increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in…

The truth about moderate drinking has been muddied by anti-alcohol militants

Last Friday, Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, described the belief that moderate alcohol consumption was good for the 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…