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marathon

Marathons and heart risk: why more runners should take an aspirin on race day

Marathons are more popular than ever around the world. This weekend 53,000 runners are registered to compete in the London…

alcohol

Moderate drinking is good for the heart. Why won’t public health admit it?

A new study in the British Medical Journal has found that moderate drinkers have a lower risk of heart attack,…

Donald Trump

What I’d say to Donald Trump if I were his doctor

In case you’ve just returned from a nearby planet, there’s been some mention in the news recently of the newly…

heart attack risk

New blood test may lead to better predictions of heart attack risk

A compound produced in the gut is a reliable indicator of major heart problems in patients arriving at A&E, according…

hypochondria

Why it’s no surprise that hypochondriacs get more heart disease

Hypochondriacs are more likely to develop heart disease, according to research at the University of Bergen in Norway. The ‘worried…

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…

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…

Does marriage help or harm your health? It depends who does the housework

Elizabeth Gilbert, in her book Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, offers a bleak picture of what the state…

Half of heart attack survivors ‘waited an hour before seeking help’

Research carried out by the British Heart Foundation has suggested that only a fifth of people who have a heart…