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NSAIDs: How dangerous are they for your heart?

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, commonly referred to as NSAIDs, are one of the most common medications used to treat pain and inflammation. Ibuprofen, naproxen, indomethacin, and other NSAIDs are effective across a variety of common conditions, from acute musculoskeletal pain to chronic arthritis. They work by blocking specific proteins, called COX enzymes. This results in the… Read More »

Heart attack scare was wake-up call for obese dad to lose 10 stone

When sharp pains shot through John Cunningham’s chest, he ­immediately feared the worst. Aged just 44, but well aware he was carrying too much weight, he was worried he was having a heart attack and headed straight for his local A&E. Thankfully, doctors discovered it wasn’t coronary related. He was diagnosed with gallstones which needed… Read More »

Leafy green neighborhoods tied to better heart health

(Reuters Health) – People who live in neighborhoods with more green spaces may have less stress, healthier blood vessels and a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes than residents of communities without many outdoor recreation areas, a small study suggests. Trees and plants frame a building in the “eco-neighbourhood”, Clichy-Batignolles, one of several new… Read More »