heart disease

Jonny Wilkinson

Worried about your weight? Check your waistline, not the bathroom scales

19 May 2015 20:34

If you’ve glanced at a newspaper in the last few months you’ll have noticed that obesity is public health enemy number…

New gene therapy for heart disease and diabetes: how will hypochondriacs react?

18 May 2015 11:12

The drugs giant AstraZeneca (AZ) has signed a deal with heart researchers in Canada which pushes forward the project to…

This idiotic NHS ‘calculator’ can’t predict heart attacks. But it might well give you one

9 March 2015 17:13

I can understand why the Tories have ring-fenced the NHS, but if they do want to indulge in a little trimming I…

Lies, damn lies and health statistics – smoking is more deadly than serving in Afghanistan

30 October 2014 12:51

Basically nothing is as bad for you as smoking. Short of fairly obvious things like blunt-force trauma or falling out…

Sod the diet and lose weight anyway – here’s how

20 October 2014 10:33

Who enjoys all that calorie counting? If you hate diets but love the idea of losing a bit of weight,…

Stop ‘Stoptober’: seven health benefits associated with smoking

15 October 2014 14:19

James Delingpole’s latest Spectator column laments the pernicious portmanteau afflicting this fine month: Stoptober. Geddit? That’s ‘-ober’, as in the second half…

Seven foods that will help lower high blood pressure

9 October 2014 9:57

Consuming certain foods and drinks may help reduce one of the main risk factors for heart attack and stroke. Who…

To statin or not to statin: a new test could help decide

7 October 2014 12:36

In the context of the ongoing and increasingly sterile debate about the pros and cons of statins to lower cholesterol,…

Ten healthy reasons to drink a cup of tea

8 September 2014 10:45

Drinking tea might stop you having a stroke. A meta-analysis of nine studies revealed that people who drank three or…

The miracle supplement? Vitamin D helps you live longer — so take it

30 June 2014 13:19

The traditional view of Vitamin D is that it is essential for bone health. Vitamin D deficiency is linked to…