Heart Attack

Cholesterol-Lowering Vaccine Could Help Prevent Heart Attacks

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A vaccine that prevents heart attacks could be on the cards after promising early research showing how the immune system can be directed to lower chol...

'Broken Heart Syndrome’ Can Cause Long-Lasting Damage To Health, Study Reveals

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

”Broken heart syndrome” - which can be triggered by severe emotional distress, such as the death of a loved one - may leave longer lasting damage ...

A Drone Could Save Your Life In The Time Before Paramedics Arrive

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Tech

Drones are being trialled in Sweden as a way to get emergency medical care to patients who have suffered a cardiac arrest, in the precious window of t...

Daily Aspirin Linked To More Than 3,000 Deaths Per Year, Scientists Warn

PA | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Taking a daily low dose aspirin to prevent blood clots can be disabling or even lethal for people aged 75 and over with a history of heart attacks or ...

How Med-Tech Innovators Can Revolutionise Our Healthcare System

Steve Parker | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Tech
Steve Parker

The device is now being trialled at four major hospitals across the UK and is generating significant interest from the healthcare industry. The reason for our success is that we have created a device that will directly reduce a strain on the healthcare system, both physically and financially.

A Simple Blood Test Could Predict The Chances Of Surviving After An Operation

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Tech

Something as simple as a blood test could help predict a patient’s chances of surviving after surgery, a study has suggested. By looking at the leve...

How Getting Married Could 'Protect Your Health'

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Getting married could be good for your health, a new study suggests. Experts have found that people living with any of the three biggest risk factors ...

The Very Real Effects Air Pollution Has On Your Health

Phillip Othen | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The World Health Organisation reports that each year 3.7 million people die prematurely from the effects of outdoor air pollution. 80% of air pollutio...

Some Heart Attack Patients May Not Actually Benefit From Beta-Blockers

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Tech

Current medical guidelines in the UK mean that if you have a heart attack, you will automatically be prescribed beta-blocker drugs on the NHS. Howeve...

Being Diagnosed With High Blood Pressure Before 55 Increases Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Death

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Tech

It is no secret that having high blood pressure at any age is linked to an increased risk of heart problems later in life. But now new evidence has co...

Taking Ibuprofen For One Week Could 'Increase Heart Attack Risk'

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Routinely taking common painkillers, including ibuprofen, could put people at a heightened risk of heart attack, new research has found. Experts have ...

If You Don't Have This Blood Type You May Be At Increased Risk Of A Heart Attack Or Stroke

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Just over half of the people in the UK may be at an increased risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke due to their blood type, according to a new s...

Saturated Fats 'Do Not Clog Arteries And Cause Heart Disease', Cardiologists Claim

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The idea that saturated fats clog up arteries and therefore causes heart disease is “plain wrong”, experts have claimed. Writing in the British Jo...

Teen Creates Life-Saving Code For Heart Attack Victims While On Work Experience

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager on work experience has created an award-winning code that could save the lives of heart attack victims. Ben Wald, 16, devised a system to ...

The Majority Of Heart Attacks Occur In People With Normal Cholesterol

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Tech

For most of us maintaining our heart health is pretty high up on the agenda, but it seems longstanding medical advice could actually not be looking at...

Pass The Wine! Scientists Say Moderate Drinking Can Cut Risk Of Heart Problems

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you enjoy a tipple every now and then, and stick to well within the guidelines, you could be reducing your risk of heart problems. That’s accordi...

This Groundbreaking Drug Could Regenerate Damaged Tissue After A Heart Attack

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech

US researchers claim to have identified a groundbreaking drug that could restore heart muscle function following a heart attack. A new study describes...

Amputee Who Barely Survived Five Major Ops And Two Heart Attacks Declared 'Fit For Work'

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK

A father who lost his arm in a horrific motorcycle accident and underwent five major operations in as many months has been stripped of his benefits af...

North Korea Reveals Own Theory About How Kim Jong-Nam Died

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK

North Korea has insisted the half-brother of leader, Kim Jong-un, was not assassinated with a highly toxic nerve agent but most likely died of a heart...

Thousands Dying Because Doctors ‘Miss Early Signs Of Heart Attacks’

Press Association | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A sixth of heart attack deaths in England may be the result of hospital doctors failing to spot potentially life-threatening symptoms, research has sh...

I Watched My Stepdad Die And Now No Longer Fear Death

Sophie Farrow | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK
Sophie Farrow

life less ordinary banner I sat on my own watching, soaking wet and saying my goodbyes. I knew he was gone. I knew I would have to tell the family. I knew we would be flying home with a spare seat. I knew my life would never be the same again. I knew a heart attack has just killed my stepdad.

What Taking Speed Does To The Body: Amphetamine Can Age It Dramatically

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Speed, or amphetamine, abuse is becoming more widespread across the globe. People take the illegal drug to stay awake and energised - often at parties...

Hundreds Of Thousands In UK 'At Risk Of Sudden Death From Silent Heart Conditions'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Around 620,000 people in the UK are carrying a faulty gene that puts them at high risk of developing coronary heart disease or experiencing sudden dea...

How Giving Up Alcohol Affects The Body

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When your mates are out boozing and you’re wrapped in a blanket at home sipping mint tea, it can be difficult to remember why you stopped drinking i...

How Cold Weather Affects Blood Circulation And Cardiovascular Health - The Chilling Facts

Dr Niamh O'Kennedy | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Niamh O'Kennedy

With snow finally falling in parts of UK, many are feeling cold to their core but what most people don't know is that cold weather can actually bring ...