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The number of “avoidable deaths” has declined but still accounts for almost a quarter of fatalities, figures suggest.
“Men with a bald pate are at significantly greater risk of heart disease than their less follicly challenged peers,” reports The Daily Telegraph.
Intravenous diuretics can be administered safely in patients’ own homes. This is preferred by nurses and patients, and is more cost-effective than hospital treatment
“Study finds obesity can lead to lack of vitamin D,” BBC News has reported.
A national campaign urging smokers to quit for a month has been launched by the government.
Families of heart attack victims require emotional and practical support as they cope with the after effects of an attack, a senior nurse has warned.
The collapse and successful resuscitation of footballer Fabrice Muamba thrust out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) into the media spotlight.
More than a third of people prescribed drugs for high cholesterol are putting themselves at a dramatically increased risk of heart problems by failing to take their medication for the condition, a health charity has warned.
A drug has been approved for the treatment of chronic heart failure by the European Medicines Agency.
Obese people who are physically fit and healthy do not have a greater risk of cancer or heart disease than those people of a normal weight, according to researchers.
The risk of developing diabetes is outweighed by the benefits patients can experience by taking statins, a new study has revealed.
Calcium supplements, taken by millions of elderly people and post-menopausal women to prevent bone thinning, may double the risk of having a heart attack, a study has found.
There is increasing evidence that measuring blood pressure in both arms should become a routine part of monitoring patients with hypertension, according to UK researchers.
An increased risk of heart disease can be passed on to boys by their fathers who have a common genetic variant, researchers have found.