High blood pressure symptoms: Eat this tasty fruit to lower bp naturally

High blood pressure impacts one in four people living in the UK, according to the NHS. This is worrying given that hypertension can increase patients’ risk of heart disease and stroke. Thankfully, there are various steps you can take to lower your bp naturally – including tweaking your diet. So what should you be eating to see the best results? The NHS urges […]

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People with heart disease at risk when pharmacies close: Study shows link between closures, medication use

New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that when pharmacies close, people stop taking widely used heart medications — like statins, beta-blockers and oral anticoagulants — that have known cardiovascular and survival benefits. The researchers, led by UIC’s Dima Qato, report that declines in adherence — including the complete discontinuation of medication — were highest among people […]

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Wildfires: Data access in times of disaster

When it comes to responding to disasters like the wildfires that ravage California in the US every year, caring for displaced patients is hard enough, especially in the last two years that have brought record loss of life, destruction and chaos. It gets even worse when clinicians lack access to patient data. In California, however, officials worked to solve that […]

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I Had a Massive Stroke at Age 29 and Almost Died

This story is part of Health’s #RealLifeStrong series, where we are celebrating women who represent strength, resilience, and grace. After emergency brain surgery to stop a massive stroke, Dina Pestonji had to relearn how to walk and speak. Here, she talks about the strength she found in vulnerability.  I thought I had the flu. It was right before Christmas, and I had just […]

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Fascinating scans reveal how obesity affects our brain

What obesity does to your brain: Fascinating scan reveals how an overweight woman has less grey matter than a skinnier one Obesity leads to ‘smaller volumes of important structures of the brain’  Less grey matter suggests a loss of neurones; may affect our ‘reward centre’  Obesity is thought to lead to inflammation that damages brain tissue  Fascinating scans reveal obesity […]

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Man sheds three stone by drinking beer every day during Lent

A beer lover decided to drink his way through Lent. Del Hall challenged himself to give up solid food in favour of lager, black coffee and sparkling water. And while a boozy diet may seem like a barmy idea, it actually worked. Over the last few weeks, he’s shed more than 3st. Del, who works at Fifty West Brewing Company […]

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The Secret To Having Great Sex With Your Partner

What is a sex inventory, you ask? It’s using a list as a way to jump-start a conversation with your partner about your interests and desires when it comes to sex. It’s an easy and surprisingly fun thing to do. First, print out two copies of the list below. Then, give yourselves each ample time on your own to note […]

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Reiki Might Actually Be Worth A Try If You’re In Pain

Just like cupping or healing crystals, Reiki is having a moment in the wellness world right now. But even though the practice has infiltrated your Instagram feed and brunch circles, you might still be wondering what it is exactly (errrr, is it like acupuncture—or yoga, maybe?). So yeah, what is Reiki? Reiki is a Japanese spiritual healing technique in which […]

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