Heart Health

How Watermelon Can Reduce High Blood Pressure

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Eating watermelon could reduce high blood pressure and prevent heart attack among obese adults, a recent study has shown. Although many would assoc...

Heart Attack Prevention: Wearable Blood Monitor To Warn Patients When They Are In Danger

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Heart attacks could be predicted and prevented days in advance, using a wearable blood monitor, almost serving as a heart attack "alarm" device, new r...

What Time Of Day Are Strokes And Heart Attacks Most Likely To Take Place?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Why is the most common time for people to suffer from a heart attack or stroke 6.30am? Researchers delved into this and discovered that it's all d...

Here's What A 30-Minute Walk Can Do For Your Health

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Strokes affect over 150,000 people a year in the UK, so no wonder more and more prevention measures are being taken in order to cut down on the risk. ...

Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Have Virtually No Side Effects, Researchers Find

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Statins, which help to save thousands of people from heart disease by lowering cholesterol, have almost no side effects, researchers found. In fac...

WATCH: How To Lower Cholesterol And Risk Of Diabetes With Food

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Did you know 70% of the calories we take in are processed foods? Many have taken on the quest for a healthy diet, but do we really know what choice...

Yes, You Can Actually Die From A Broken Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A study of 30,000 Brits revealed that losing someone really can break your heart. According to a report published in the journal JAMA Internal Medi...

Chocoholics Rejoice! Dark Chocolate Is 'Good For Your Heart'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Good news chocoholics, dark chocolate may be good for your heart. *fist pumps* A recent study has shown that eating dark chocolate regularly can re...

One Very Good Health Reason To Go Vegetarian

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Vegetarians tend to have lower blood pressure, but with medical opinion split over why that may be, a Japanese research team undertook a study to find...

A Change of Heart for Valentine's Day

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Vast majority of people are consuming much more sugar than they should be. And it could be having a silent but deadly long-term effect on your health. I'm not suggesting that eating a few chocolates this Valentine's Day is going to give you heart disease... But perhaps this year, don't laden the person you love with chocolate, but instead a healthier alternative.

Healthy Heart Month: Unhealthy Heart Advice!

Clark Russell | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clark Russell

Although these "good" causes like "Healthy Heart Month" are all very laudable, they evade the real, underlying issues and causes of heart disease, primarily nutrition. Why? Well that's a complicated question, but the simple answer has its roots in politics, money and vested interests. Let's break down the real truth behind heart disease and one of its falsely claimed culprits, cholesterol.

One Sugary Drink A Day Enough To Increase Heart Disease Risk

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Consuming too many sugary sweets, desserts and drinks can triple your chances of dying from heart disease, a study has shown. Scientists in the US ...

Heart Health Month: How To Look After Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us think heart health is something we need to be concerned with only at middle age or worse - when something has actually gone wrong with our ...

Heart Disease Surgery: Robotic Operation Encourages Tissue Growth After Infective Endocarditis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A reconstructive surgery technique may offer hope to patients suffering from infective endocarditis. The potentially fatal bacterial heart disease ...

12 Ways To Quit Sugar (Or At Least Cut Down)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sugar is 2014's bogeyman, having been blamed by leading doctors and experts as being the main driver behind diabetes, heart disease and rising levels ...

Green Tea May Inhibit Commonly Prescribed Blood Pressure Pill

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Green tea is often the refuge of heart disease patients, who are told it is a much healthier source of caffeine than tea and coffee. However, Japan...

Millions Of Brits Are Too Freaked Out By Real Fish

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Are we a nation of Ichthyophobes? The phobia - which refers to the fear of eating, touching or being near raw or dead fish - may be a lot more common,...

Lowering Blood Pressure And Cholesterol Can Halve Heart Disease Risk Among Obese

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Reducing blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol levels can halve the heightened risk of heart disease associated with obesity, say scientists. Resea...

Researchers Develop More Accurate Way To Calculate 'Bad Cholesterol'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Researchers have developed a more accurate way to calculate "bad" cholesterol that can lead to hardening of the arteries and increase the risk of hear...

Heart Disease And Stroke-Busting Pills May Be Used More Widely

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The US has just released a set of radical new guidelines around managing heart disease and strokes, using the latest research available. Off the b...

Unearthing How Horror Affects the Heart

Shingo Murakami | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shingo Murakami

As the nights draw in and a post work run becomes even less appealing, it got us wondering about the alternative ways to get our pulses racing? We've all heard the expression my "heart skipped a beat", but how does horror actually affect our heart rates?

Heart Attack Risk: New Imaging Technique 'Can Detect Life-Threatening Blockages'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A straight-forward scan can identify patients with high risk of heart attack, say scientists. Experts have developed an imaging technique that can ...

Could This Everyday Activity Lead To Better Heart Health?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Brushing, flossing and regular trips to the dentist won't just keep your teeth glistening and your breath smelling minty fresh - it could prevent hear...

Hardened Arteries Have Been Linked To Alzheimer's, New Study Reveals

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Elderly people with hardened arteries are more likely to have brains that bear early signs of Alzheimer's, a study has found. The research points t...

Chocolate That's Good For The Heart: Best News We've Heard All Year

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

As if we needed another reason to love chocolate anymore than we already do, a new dark chocolate which helps protect your heart could be on sale immi...