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Eating blueberries can help lower blood pressure

Eating 200g of blueberries every day for a month can lead to an improvement in blood vessel function and a…

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Just how promising is that ‘miracle’ pill for high blood pressure?

A new combination of four blood pressure drugs — the ‘quadpill’ — could be twice as effective as existing treatments,…

Why the new ibuprofen might not be the ‘game changer’ it’s being made out to be

A new formulation of ibuprofen may allow people to take higher doses without experiencing the cardiovascular side effects associated with…

Trees save lives: why doctors are prescribing forest walks

The sense of wellbeing that walking in a wood provides is tangible. Strolling through dappled sunlight, the peppery smell of…

Why fasting for Ramadan is (probably) good for your health

Ramadan ends today. For me, like for other Muslims, it has been a tough month. Abstaining for about 19 hours…

Cherry juice to treat high blood pressure? Don’t stock up on the stuff just yet

Drinking cherry juice is an effective way to reduce blood pressure, according to today’s headlines. Yet the research, funded by…

Does eating chocolate really improve your brain function?

Regular consumption of chocolate is associated with better cognitive function, according to a study published in the journal Appetite. The…

Well worried: everyone I know has a cough… they’re all barking

I even thought about applying Vicks Vaporub to the paws of my dog, who’s been coughing for five months

The case against sugar isn’t closed. But we do have astonishing new evidence

My Spectator Health colleague Christopher Snowdon has strongly criticised Professor Robert Lustig’s case series, published last week, about the effects…