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Wednesday 26 May 2010
Death rates in England and Wales have fallen dramatically, by 25 per cent among men and 22 per cent among women, over the last decade, latest figures show.
Thursday 20 May 2010
Opera is brilliant for the blood pressure. According to research, Verdi's arias, which follow musical phrases that are 10 seconds long, synchronise perfectly with the natural cardiovascular rhythm. When stroke and cardiac patients were played rousing operatic music like Puccini's Nessun Dorma, full of crescendos and diminuendos that alternately arouse and relax the body, they experienced lowered blood pressure and better outcomes.
Tuesday 18 May 2010
An international trial was launched yesterday to establish if a one-a-day pill can cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Saturday 01 May 2010
The man with the Golden Tan flew to Gordon Brown's aid yesterday.
Wednesday 31 March 2010
Eating just one square of chocolate a day can cut the risk of heart attack and stroke by 39%, researchers said today.
Friday 26 March 2010
Since a week ago last Monday, William Sichel has been running around a 1km circuit of road at a disused airport outside Athens in an attempt to become the first man in more than a decade to finish a 1,000-mile running race.
Professor Sir James Black: Nobel laureate who designed the first modern drugs for high blood pressure and peptic ulcers
Wednesday 24 March 2010
Sir James Black invented the first modern blood-pressure drug, propranolol, and the first modern ulcer drug, cimetidine, which rank among the most important medical advances of the 20th century, having saved countless lives and abolished overnight the need for ulcer surgery. Sir Michael Rawlins, chairman of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, regarded Black as "the greatest drug-hunter of the 20th century. Not only did he develop two entirely novel classes of drug, beta-blockers and H2 antagonists, which had a major impact; but he also introduced a unique approach to drug discovery by using agonists as the starting point for the development of specific antagonists."
Tuesday 02 February 2010
Tuesday 29 December 2009
Thursday 03 December 2009
Wednesday 25 November 2009
Last Night's Television - Horizon, BBC2; Imagine...BBC1; Storyville: Hi Society – The Wonderful World of Nicky Haslam, BBC4
Wednesday 18 November 2009
Friday 30 October 2009
An ingredient in processed foods and soft drinks could be a recipe for high blood pressure, research suggests.
Friday 23 October 2009
Friday 23 October 2009
The first of a new class of slimming pill is bound to attract attention, especially when it comes with the backing of a leading obesity researcher and is published in an internationally respected medical journal.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
- 1 'Kidnapped boy may have been abused and murdered by VIP paedophile ring,' say police
- 2 Ridley Scott on Exodus, Gods and Kings casting: 'I'm not going to get it financed if my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such'
- 3 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 4 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football