It can certainly be a frightening experience, most likely leading you to urgently present at your nearest A&E department. It's also actually quite common: in the UK, more than 5% of emergency department visits and up to 40% of emergency admissions are as a direct result of chest pain.
Air pollution is an invisible but deadly problem. Right now, the health of thousands of people across the UK is under threat from dangerously high levels of air pollution. It's a threat that requires immediate action.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the world's biggest killer, and is currently the cause of death in 1 in 10 people aged 30-70. This is a shocking, needless waste of life; a large proportion of these premature deaths from CVD could be avoided1 by addressing the risk factors such as tobacco use, raised blood pressure and physical inactivity; and improving the use of simple treatments after a heart attack or stroke.
Whether you come from a home that sticks tangerines at the bottom of Christmas stockings or you keep a vessel of this orange fruit as an everyday pop of color in the kitchen, this juicy winter citrus is at its peak now.
Despite the fact that I never met the late Australian cricketer Philip Hughes, as a cricket fan, his death caused me to reflect on deaths in sport. Cricketers have died before but this high profile fatality put safety in cricket and sport in general in the public eye.
As well as traditional risk factors such as smoking and diet.
New evidence shows that a patient’s blood type could be the best indicator of their risk of developing heart disease. Published
When I decided to stop eating sugar, gluten and dairy and drinking coffee, soft drinks and alcohol, I lost weight without really trying. I lost muscle tone as well because exercise wasn't really something that inspired me. In the past, I would exercise to lose weight and as I was losing weight, I didn't see the point of regular exercise.
Statins, which help to save thousands of people from heart disease by lowering cholesterol, have almost no side effects, researchers
Healthy people who take a daily dose of aspirin to reduce their risk of a heart attack or stroke, may be doing themselves