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Thursday 09 February 2012
Up to one in five men is carrying a gene from their father which increases their risk of coronary heart disease by 50 per cent, a study has found.
Wednesday 01 February 2012
Forecasters warned that temperatures will hover around 0C (32F) for most of the day, before plunging as low as -7C (19.4F) in some places tonight.
Thursday 26 January 2012
It is one of medicine's mysteries: what has caused Britain's plummeting rate of heart disease over the last decade? Deaths from heart attacks have halved since 2002 and no one is quite sure why. Similar changes have occurred in countries around the world, but the death rate in England has fallen further and faster than almost anywhere.
Monday 16 January 2012
I do understand why creators don't much care for critics.
Tuesday 10 January 2012
Thursday 29 December 2011
The 74-year-old Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare cut short a three-day hunger strike yesterday as concerns mounted over his health.
Wednesday 07 December 2011
We have a business," said Sir Fred Goodwin, "that's strong and resilient." He was, he said, feeling "galvanised". And so, it seemed, was his chairman. "I'm a great believer," said Tom McKillop, "in adversity sorting out who the long-term winners will be".
Tuesday 06 December 2011
Michael Lohan is undergoing heart surgery.
Tuesday 30 August 2011
Poor sleep quality greatly increases the risk of high blood pressure in older men, a study has found.
Wednesday 24 August 2011
Up to one-quarter of the six million people being treated for high blood pressure in the UK may have been misdiagnosed.
Saturday 13 August 2011
OMG (as my children might say), what a week it has been. Unbelievable scenes on the streets of our major cities, non-stop trawling of the news for the latest (accurate) information, and constant updating of stories.
Tuesday 09 August 2011
I'm Professor of Paediatric Cardiology at Evelina Children's Hospital, London. Around seven years ago, I was in Germany teaching at an interventional congenital cardiac course. The course was not just lectures, but involved live demonstrations of cases to attendees as well. For example, we had a 23-year-old girl who suffered from coarctation of the aorta; basically, a narrowing of the main artery arising from the heart. Four or five years previously, the patient had received a stretch of the narrowing with a balloon, which would have improved the blood flow in the aorta, but after the procedure she developed a large aneurysm, a weakening of the wall of the aorta.
Monday 08 August 2011
Forget the bathroom scales. Those wishing to keep tabs on their health will soon be able to wear an "intelligent bracelet" to monitor their movement and food intake.
Saturday 06 August 2011
A passenger suffering a cardiac arrest on board a Ryanair flight was treated by cabin crew with a sandwich and a soft drink, which they later charged him for.
Monday 18 July 2011
Police investigating suspicious deaths at a hospital say they are working flat-out, with 60 detectives on the case.
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