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Could you spot the signs of a heart attack?

It may seem impossible that you could have a heart attack and not know it. Yet a disturbing study recently found that early warning signs had been missed in one in six people who later died in English hospitals. This blog is adapted from an article I wrote for Yours magazine, and the shocking news is that just being a …

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What’s causing your high blood pressure?

Hypertension – high blood pressure – is a subject that I often find myself writing about.  It raises our risk of stroke, heart disease, and dementia and is something we should all be taking seriously. (If you’re due your NHS Health Check – book it now. It could save your life!). In this feature (see below) I look at what …

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What’s causing your headaches?

It’s shocking to think that migraine – affecting one in seven people in the UK – costs the nation more than £2billion a year. But even more astounding is the realisation that many of these frequent sufferers are inadvertently causing their migraines through their own efforts to treat the problem! My feature for Prima magazine explains how taking painkillers on …

What does stress do to your body?

A dry mouth, racing heart and tummy ache… They’re all signs that you’re going into fight or flight mode. There’s no saber-toothed tiger in sight – but your body doesn’t know it. That traffic jam, delayed train, or imminent deadline is enough to trigger exactly the same response in you. Stress is all too familiar to most of us – …