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Millions of people with untreatable high blood pressure were given hope yesterday by the development of a surgical procedure that can dramatically cut the risk from the condition.

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Doctors warned today against the routine use of vitamin E supplements after a study showed they could increase the risk of one kind of stroke.

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A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is disturbed, resulting in damage to precious cells.

Chocolate link to reduced heart failure risk

An occasional chocolate treat can help prevent heart failure in older women, research suggests.

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Spicy food flavoured with hot chilli peppers contains a natural chemical ingredient that may lower blood pressure, according to a study on a strain of laboratory rats with hypertension.

Plan to reduce economic gap in life expectancy has failed

The gap between the life expectancy of the rich and poor has widened despite efforts to close it, an official Government watchdog concluded yesterday.

Adversity brought England together says Upson

Defender Matthew Upson is confident the rumour and speculation surrounding the England camp in recent days will simply serve to strengthen their resolve.

Study links blood pressure drugs to cancer

A range of drugs widely used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure may be linked to cancer, study results suggest.

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