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by Caroline on Mar 4th 2010

Simply blowing up a blood pressure cuff around a person’s arm when they’re having a heart attack can reduce the amount of permanent heart muscle damage by up to half, the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto has found. It is exquisitely simple,...

by Caroline on Feb 25th 2010

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by Caroline on Jan 31st 2010

Everyone who has had a sore throat, rash, hives, or a sprained ankle knows about inflammation. These are normal and appropriate responses of the immune system — your body’s defense¬† — to infection and trauma. This kind of inflammation is good....

by Caroline on Jan 14th 2010

The chemical found in plastic food and drink containers causes heart disease, researchers have confirmed. Traces of the chemical, BPA (Biphenol A), are detectable in 90 per cent of people. The link to heart disease has been established by researchers from the Peninsula...

by Caroline on Dec 6th 2009

More and more evidence continues to expose the dangers of statin drugs. Some of you may be familiar with some of the more common side effects such  memory loss, muscle weakness, and liver damage. But a new study on statin drugs show that these cholesterol-lowering...

by Caroline on Oct 25th 2009

What is the Culprit for Heart Disease? No doubt most people now have a more sophisticated understanding of cholesterol and recognize the importance not only of the level of total cholesterol but also have an understanding of the clinical relevance of...