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Your daily commute to work could save your life—provided you give up the train and car for walking or cycling, that is. A more active way of getting to the office can reduce your chances of heart disease or a fatal heart attack, and getting cancer.
Everyone knows that exercise can help prevent a heart attack—but, if you're still unlucky enough to suffer an attack, being active increases your chances of surviving.
As if the cholesterol-heart disease theory wasn't discredited enough, a new study into a group of people who'd suffered a heart attack discovered that all of them had 'average' cholesterol levels.
A survey of internet chat rooms where men discuss life after prostate cancer treatment is a surprising glimpse into the rarely discussed world of eviscerated masculinity. Men describe rituals of devices, pills and injections they undertake before attempting sex. Some have given up trying. They discuss embarrassing dribbles, diapers and bed pads.
Moderate alcohol drinking—which is around 10 small glasses of wine a week—does protect you against the most common diseases of the heart, such as angina, heart failure and stroke, but heavy drinking increases the risk, a major study has concluded.
Heart attack survivors should already be taking omega-3 fish oil supplements—but heart failure patients would also be helped if they started taking them, the latest official advice on heart health states.
Doctors are missing even the most obvious signs of a heart attack—such as chest pains—in one in six cases that prove fatal.
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.