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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,…

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 It’s already out of date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…

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…

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…

A diet of oily fish and nuts helps to keep heart attacks at bay

A diet of oily fish, nuts and seeds can reduce the likelihood of heart attacks by as much as ten…

To make an informed choice about statins, here is what you should know

News that there may be errors in the algorithms used to calculate statin prescription will leave cardiology clinics and surgeries…

Saturated fat ‘doesn’t harm your heart’

Vegetable oil alternatives to butter may not reduce heart disease risk, according to research published in the British Medical Journal.…

Fed up with scare stories about statins? Here is what you should know

It was the latest in a long stream of scare stories. ‘Statins DOUBLE the risk of diabetes,’ said the headlines.…

Moderate drinkers are less likely to suffer heart attacks than teetotallers

People who drink regularly are less prone to heart failure and heart attacks than teetotallers, according to research by Imre…

Heart attacks are deadlier for women as ‘vague’ symptoms can be easy to miss

The risk of death following a heart attack is greater for women than men, according to the American Heart Association.…

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…

‘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…

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.…

Fizzy drinks linked to heart attacks? Don’t believe the headlines

A study by Japanese researchers, which claims that fizzy drinks are ‘associated’ with heart attacks, has generated the headlines it…

Why do only half of people who’ve survived a heart attack follow their doctor’s advice?

The graphic below contains a surprising statistic. In a survey commissioned by AstraZeneca only half of people who had survived…