Women’s health and the heart

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Lipoprotein (a) – why it is important

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Emotional health

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I had a great time at last week’s conference in Lisbon. Sat on the flight home, I was reflecting on what were the most enjoyable bits.  I liked the ‘late breaking scientific sessions’, where researchers first let the scientific community know the results of their trials. There’s something about hearing new data, feeling like you […]

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Dementia part 2

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For over a decade, scientists have thought that if amyloid protein is the primary problem in dementia, the key to treatment must be drugs which reduce its production or stimulate its clearance from the brain. Initial efforts however, whilst they reduced the amount of protein, did little to improve clinical symptoms and outcomes.  Studies are […]

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Dementia part 1

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I’m sure by now you will have appreciated that one of the key messages I try to deliver is that lifestyle changes can drastically move the needle on the risk of developing a wide range of diseases, and maximise the chances of living healthily for as long as possible. You may also think I’m a […]

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A cautionary tale

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Atrial fibrillation

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Palpitations – questions to consider

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What a rainy and miserable day today! Other than a dog walk it’s not been great to get outside, so instead, I’ve made our Christmas gravy. Sounds mad? Maybe, but delicious. For about 15 years now I’ve always made the same Jamie Oliver Christmas gravy recipe in advance and freeze it, with roasted chicken wings, […]

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Royal Bournemouth Hospital trials heart failure patient tech

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Original article found here. Revolutionary technology which should reduce the need for patients with heart failure to be readmitted to hospital is being trialled by Bournemouth medics. The cardiology team at Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH) is one of the first in the UK to trial the equipment. Heart failure means the heart is unable to […]

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