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NEWS Going on a regular fast reduces risk of heart disease and cancer

February 22nd 2017 /

Going on a fast every few months could be one of the best things you can do for your health. It reduces many of the risk factors for heart disease and lowers signs of inflammation, which can be the forerunner of a range of chronic diseases, such as cancer and diabetes.

NEWS Forget 10,000 steps—3,000 a day can keep your heart healthy

February 22nd 2017 /

Forget the 10,000-steps-a-day rule—walking 3,000 steps in 30 minutes could be enough, especially if you have congestive heart failure and you want to improve your chances of a long life.

NEWS Safe salt levels are double those of current guidelines, say experts

February 15th 2017

Health warnings about salt have been overdone, an influential expert panel has concluded. The real safe upper limit is more than double the level that health guardians are currently recommending.

NEWS Doctors ignore a patient’s best healing agent—friends and family

January 4th 2017

Doctors are ignoring one of the most powerful healing agents around—the patient’s own network of family and friends, a new study has found. Instead of seeing more doctors, patients should be encouraged to interact with their social network in a ‘five-step ladder’ of support.

NEWS Breastfeeding protects the mother, too

November 14th 2016 /

Breastfeeding doesn’t just give the best start to the new-born baby—it can also protect the mother against diseases such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart attack.

NEWS Eat more cheese, it’s good for the heart

November 7th 2016

We’re told to consume less salt to reduce our risk of high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart disease. But there’s another way: instead, we can eat more cheese, and that seems to counter the sodium in our food, a new study has discovered.

FEATURE Regrow your brain at any age - Stopping brain drain

November 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 8) /

Cognitive decline is not an inevitable part of ageing. Your brain can renew itself at any age, as noted psychologist Brant Cortright reports.

NEWS The 10 ways you can avoid stroke

July 27th 2016 /

Stroke is the second major killer in the world—and it’s also the most avoidable. There are 10 simple things that can eliminate up to 90 per cent of all cases, researchers say.

NEWS Sudden rise in blood pressure doesn’t mean you’re about to have a heart attack, say doctors

July 11th 2016

A sudden rise in blood pressure doesn’t mean you’re about to have a heart attack unless you’re also suffering chest pains, severe headache, nausea or shortness of breath at the same time.

NEWS Elderly with low blood pressure still taking antihypertensive drugs

July 6th 2016

Most of the older people taking antihypertensive drugs for lowering blood pressure have hypotension, or blood pressure that is already dangerously low—which could explain the high rate of falls and dizzy spells the elderly suffer.

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