Category Archives: Heart Disease

British Heart Foundation help train thousands of people in CPR on Restart a Heart Day

Thousands of people die every year because people are not carrying out life saving CPR on cardiac arrest victims before emergency services arrive, according to our new research. The shocking figures, released today on Restart a Heart Day, coincide with … Continue reading

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‘Statins in a tube’: Could a new toothpaste prevent heart disease?

Gum disease has a surprising range of effects “Brushing teeth thoroughly to remove plaque could help prevent heart attacks … by reducing inflammation,” The Daily Telegraph reports. Gum disease has a surprising range of effects “Brushing teeth thoroughly to remove … Continue reading

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Benefits of statins have been underestimated

A major review suggests the benefits of statins have been underestimated and their potential harms exaggerated, due to failings in acknowledging the evidence from randomised trials and the limitations of other types of studies. The review, led by BHF Professor … Continue reading

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Sugary drinks linked to increased heart failure risk in men

“Just two sweetened drinks a day can dramatically raise heart risk,” The Sun reports. A Swedish study found that men who consumed two or more sugary drinks a day had, on average, a 23% increase in the risk of heart failure. … Continue reading

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New trial to see whether 7p angina drug can prevent dementia

Researchers believe lacunar strokes could be an underlying cause of at least 40 per cent of dementias  A new trial has been launched to find out if a cheap angina drug could prevent strokes which trigger dementia. Scientists at the … Continue reading

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Hearts age at different rates in men and women, study finds

Hearts age at different rates in men and women, according to new research. The study, conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, indicates that men and women may need to be treated differently for heart disease. Does the heart age … Continue reading

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Three quarters of children aren’t doing enough physical activity

Three quarters of school children are not doing enough physical activity, according to a new study. The new research into child activity rates in the UK has found that over 77 per cent of children are doing no more than … Continue reading

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Heart attack test ‘cuts hospital stays’

A blood test can more than halve the number of people admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack, say doctors. They say the rapid test, which looks for a chemical in the blood, would reduce stress for patients, save … Continue reading

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7 Surprising Ways Your Chronic Disease Benefits You

When diagnosed with a chronic disease your life isn’t like that of the healthy people in your life. Your body doesn’t always cooperate — no matter how much healthy food, loving intentions and self-care you give it. Life seems to … Continue reading

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Vision and aspirin

As a someone who has had Diabetes for over 25 years, I have been taking a tab of Aspirin once a day for all that time, so this article caught my eye (if you’ll pardon the pun) People who take … Continue reading

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