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Gum disease linked to chronic health problems

Researchers have found that treating gum disease (periodontal disease) may reduce heart disease, diabetes and other conditions…
Physical activity is a key driver in lowering mortality rates from cardiovascular disease. Mike Baird

Cardiovascular disease declines in rich countries but poor countries suffer more

A new Global Cardiovascular Disease Atlas shows that rates of cardiovascular disease are falling in wealthier countries. During the second half of the 20th century, deaths from diseases such as heart attacks…

Dark chocolate improves heart health

Eating dark chocolate appears to improve cardiovascular health, new research shows. Researchers analysed 44 middle-aged overweight…

Blood pressure reduced by radio waves

The application of radio currents can help reduce the level of blood pressure in patients with severe hypertension, according…
Statins have improved the quality of life for many people who would have otherwise suffered debilitating cardiovascular disease. Mykl Roventine

Some things you should know about statins and heart disease

Cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke) causes the most deaths in Western countries overall and the vast majority of premature deaths. Drugs known as statins have been the cornerstone of how we…

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