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Moderate alcohol drinking—which is around 10 small glasses of wine a week—does protect you against the most common diseases of the heart, such as angina, heart failure and stroke, but heavy drinking increases the risk, a major study has concluded.
Heart attack survivors should already be taking omega-3 fish oil supplements—but heart failure patients would also be helped if they started taking them, the latest official advice on heart health states.
Doctors are missing even the most obvious signs of a heart attack—such as chest pains—in one in six cases that prove fatal.
Going on a fast every few months could be one of the best things you can do for your health. It reduces many of the risk factors for heart disease and lowers signs of inflammation, which can be the forerunner of a range of chronic diseases, such as cancer and diabetes.
Forget the 10,000-steps-a-day rule—walking 3,000 steps in 30 minutes could be enough, especially if you have congestive heart failure and you want to improve your chances of a long life.
If you’ve got a cold or flu, don’t take one of the common painkillers like aspirin or ibuprofen. The drugs increase the risk of a heart attack while you’ll snuffling.
Common heartburn medications you can buy at the pharmacy increase the chances of a stroke. The drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, have already been found to raise the risk of a heart attack, kidney disease and dementia.