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Archive for: December, 2010
Marmite Love or Hate?

Yes, Marmite, the brains behind a very brave advertising campaign, inviting you to either love or hate their product. But an interesting article in the Daily Mail tells that if you love marmite, this may also boost heart attack victims chances of survival.

The pros and cons of Statins

Statins, the cholesterol lowering tablets, are prescribed to around 6 million people in the UK, so it is likely that some of you reading this blog are currently taking statins. Statins work by reducing the amount of ‘bad cholesterol’ in the blood, which can cause the build up of fatty deposits in the arteries and lead to coronary artery disease.

Permanent Tan or Holiday Bronze?

In the UK, considering the appalling weather that we often experience, a big reason for going on holiday is often to get that elusive tan. We come home from our beach holiday, relaxed and refreshed, proud to show off our tan and hear the cries of ‘You look well’ from others left languishing in the office!

Holidays for your heart

So you have suffered from a heart attack or have been diagnosed with heart disease. You would not be alone – you would be among 3.5 million Britons, but what does this mean for you now personally? You may have the medication, and made the necessary adjustments to your lifestyle but how about living the rest of your life? It may be that you have a holiday booked and are now not sure whether you can go on it. Maybe it involved specific activities like horse riding or skiing and now you are not sure whether you can do this activity.

Red for Heart Month

Over the last few weeks, you could be forgiven for thinking that all the red hearts that you see are to do with Valentine’s Day, but that is not necessarily true. This February is also National Heart month – the month all about fighting heart disease.

Medical inventions that improve quality of life

A quick scan of the papers has revealed some very interesting medical devices that have been invented. Both devices seem to really improve quality of life for people with medical conditions