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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.
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.
Doctors are ignoring one of the most powerful healing agents around—the patient’s own network of family and friends, a new study has found. Instead of seeing more doctors, patients should be encouraged to interact with their social network in a ‘five-step ladder’ of support.
Men and women really are different—especially when it comes to eating meat. Women who eat a lot of meat are more likely than men to suffer heart failure, and vegetable protein is a much healthier option for them, new research has discovered.
Following on from the alert that codeine can be fatal in the under-18s, new research has discovered that other painkillers—the NSAIDs (non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs), which include ibuprofen, naproxen and diclofenac—increase the risk of heart failure.
If you’ve got a heart condition, you’re twice as likely to stay alive by eating a Mediterranean diet—rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish and oils—than taking a cholesterol-lowering statin drug.
Although these over-the-counter and prescription pills are the modern standby for every ache and pain, what Big Pharma hasn’t told you about the risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs could just kill you, as Celeste McGovern discovers