News archive from 4 March 2013, page 12

Ginkgo biloba and stroke risk

“Could ginkgo cause a stroke?” asks The Daily Mail today. The newspaper says that the herb, taken by thousands of Britons in the hope that it will keep their memory sharp into old age, may do more harm than good. The herb is extracted from the leaves...

 

Is eye disease linked to stroke?

Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the leading cause of sight loss in the UK, more than doubles the risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke, The Daily Express reports. As their condition worsens, “people become five times more likely to...

 

Drinking in middle age and heart risk

The Daily Mail reports that “teetotallers may finally have a reason to enjoy the odd tipple - a new [study] shows non-drinkers who begin drinking in middle-age live longer and are less likely to develop heart disease.”  The Daily Mirror also covers...

 

Spice for mice

“Research shows that the curry spice turmeric can help prevent heart failure and repair damaged hearts”, the Daily Mail reported today. The newspaper says that the researchers behind this study on mice hope that the findings could apply to humans...

 

Snoring linked to chronic bronchitis

People who snore a few times a week are at a greater risk of developing chronic bronchitis, The Daily Telegraph reported today. GMTV added that a study has found that “those who snore six or seven times per week are 68% more likely to develop the...

 

Clean teeth 'reduce heart risk'

“Brushing your teeth twice a day could save you from a heart attack”, the Daily Mail reported. This news story is based on a study of how often people brushed their teeth and their risk of cardiovascular disease. People who never or rarely brushed...

 

Scientists ‘grow’ hearts

“Scientists have grown a whole beating heart in the laboratory, bringing the goal of growing replacement organs for humans a step closer”, The Guardian reported today. Many of the major newspapers reported on the development of the “first...

 

Is routine aspirin use not advised?

Experts have warned that “healthy people should not take aspirin to prevent a heart attack because routinely taking the drug does them more harm than good,” according to The Daily Telegraph. Several newspapers covered this publication, which is not...

 

Rates of heart disease in the young

“Heart risk rises for live-now generation” warns the headline in The Times today. The newspaper goes on to say that heart disease, which has been declining for 30 years, appears to be “back on the rise mainly among the young”. Evidence from the UK, US...

 

Walk speed linked to heart attacks

“People who walk slowly are three times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than those who go at a brisk pace,” according to the Daily Express. The news is based on a study that assessed the walking speeds of over 3,000 elderly people and...

 

Will cleaning hurt your baby?

“Expectant mothers who use a lot of household cleaning products may increase the risk of their child developing asthma”, the Daily Mail reports. The article says that researchers claim to have found a link between wheezing and asthma in young...

 

High salt increases stroke risk

“The government's maximum daily salt intake target has been set too high for people to avoid unnecessary stroke and heart deaths,” the BBC reported. Newspapers also said that cutting the amount of salt in your diet by a teaspoon (5g) a day can reduce...

 

A healthy row at work?

A blazing row with your boss “may be good for your heart”, according to the Daily Mail. The newspaper also said that male workers who do not complain about unfair treatment double their risk of a heart attack. The news is based on Swedish research...

 

Whole-grains good for heart

Men should “go with the grain”, reported The Times, as those who eat whole grain cereal every day reduce their risk of heart failure by almost 30 per cent. The new study adds to “existing evidence that whole-grain foods are healthy,” the newspaper...

 

Clean teeth 'reduce heart risk'

“Brushing your teeth twice a day could save you from a heart attack”, the Daily Mail reported. This news story is based on a study of how often people brushed their teeth and their risk of cardiovascular disease. People who never or rarely brushed...

 


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