heart

Can eating chocolate stave off an irregular heartbeat?

Eating chocolate can cut your risk of developing an irregular heartbeat by a fifth, according to research at Harvard Medical…

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…

Moments of joy ‘can trigger heart condition’ (but only if you’re really unlucky)

Research published in the European Heart Journal suggests that happy events can trigger a heart condition known as takotsubo syndrome,…

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…

Sorry, but there’s no real evidence that chocolate makes you healthier

Yesterday’s newspapers were full of grand claims about the health benefits of eating chocolate. The Daily Mail called it a…