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Soluble versions of common medications such as aspirin may increase risk of cardiovascular problems. Soluble versions of common medications such as aspirin may increase risk of cardiovascular problems. Pierre Guinoiseau

Salt in soluble drugs increases risk of heart attacks and strokes

The salt found in common effervescent and soluble drugs may be exposing consumers to an increased risk of heart problems, according to a study published in the BMJ today. The study found it’s possible…
It’s a numbers game: warning of heart attack risk is reassuring but misleading. It’s a numbers game: warning of heart attack risk is reassuring but misleading. Flickr/ansik

Regulator still falling short over painkiller warnings

Millions of people use diclofenac, an over-the-counter painkiller, to relieve pain and inflammation caused by arthritis, backache and other conditions. But on Friday, the UK medicines regulator, the Medicines…
Are women are more likely to survive broken heart syndrome? Are women are more likely to survive broken heart syndrome? Gabriela Camerotti

A broken heart has some truth to it after all

We’re all familiar with the idea of a broken heart, used to describe the emotional and sometimes physical pain of losing a loved one. It’s not uncommon to hear a broken heart blamed when someone dies not…
Heart disease is a lifelong problem that needs to be managed properly. Heart disease is a lifelong problem that needs to be managed properly. Peter Hartl

A five-point plan to reduce heart attack deaths in Australia

Out of the 10,021 Australian who died of a heart attack in 2010, 5,305 were experiencing their second such event. Systematic national reforms are needed to reduce the alarming number of people having a…

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