Many of the side-effects attributed to statins could be down to the “nocebo effect”, which occurs when someone expects to experience negative symptoms(...)

Fast furniture: Billy bookcases on the Ikea website; they start at €19

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Some of the UK’s most popular health websites are sharing people’s sensitive data. Photograph: iStock

Some of the UK’s most popular health websites are sharing people’s sensitive data – including medical symptoms, diagnoses, drug names and menstrual an(...)

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Researchers said previous studies had mostly been focused on the time between a patient arriving at hospital and getting treatment, rather than from their first contact with a medical professional.

The longer a high-risk heart attack patient has to wait between first contact with a medic and hospital treatment, the lower the chance of survival, n(...)

Prescribed blood thinners include the drugs warfarin, apixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban and rivaroxaban

Blood-thinning drugs may protect against dementia as well as stroke in people suffering from irregular heartbeat, new research suggests. A study foun(...)

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A report by the National Obesity Forum and the Public Health Collaboration accuses major public health bodies of colluding with the food industry. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Urging people to follow low fat diets and to lower their cholesterol is having “disastrous health consequences”, a health charity has warned. In a (...)

For women, having a spare tyre increased the risk of death by up to 40 per cent. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

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The Irish Heart Foundation runs a number of CPR courses. Photograph: Thinkstock
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  • October 29, 2015, 00:00

Would you know what to do if someone nearby had a medical emergency? According to the British Heart Foundation (BHF), fear about performing CPR (card(...)

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