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How clued up are you about heart health?

If you believe everything you read in certain magazines and newspapers, we’re a nation of kale-eating health fanatics. But when it comes to heart health many of us are in the dark suggests a survey by AFIB Matters, a campaign developed by the European Heart Rhythm Association of the European Society of Cardiology.

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A good time to get on your bike

This year’s Bike Week – organised by Cycling UK – runs from June 9 - 17. So if you’re considering making 2018 the year you get out on your bike, now’s the perfect time to start.

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Be stroke aware this May

Every year, the UK’s Stroke Association holds Make May Purple for Stroke, the charity’s annual stroke awareness month. This year, as well as wearing purple to show your support for those who have been affected by stroke, why not increase your awareness of stroke and the signs and symptoms to look for too?

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How to eat less salt

According to Blood Pressure UK, eating too much salt is the biggest cause of high blood pressure – the more salt you eat, the higher your blood pressure will be. And even if your diet is a healthy one, if it contains too much salt you’re still likely to have high blood pressure, suggests a study recently published in the journal Hypertension.

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Feed your loved one berries this Valentine’s Day

Strawberries are often associated with romance (especially when they're dipped in dark chocolate). But they - and other berries - are also believed to have health benefits, especially for your heart.

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All young people should learn CPR, say experts

If someone collapses in cardiac arrest, CPR – short for cardiopulmonary resuscitation –could save their life.

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First Aid

Cardiac arrest: could you help save someone’s life?

If someone has a cardiac arrest – which is when the heart suddenly stops beating unexpectedly – the sooner they’re treated, the better their chances of surviving. In fact according to the British Heart Foundation, after a cardiac arrest every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces someone’s chance of survival by 10 percent

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Stroke in younger people is rising

The health charity Blood Pressure UK is urging more people to have their blood pressure checked, as an increasing number are having strokes at a younger age.

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New stroke treatment to benefit thousands

Thousands of people in England who have a stroke may benefit from advanced emergency treatment that can significantly reduce the risk of long-term disability, says the Stroke Association.

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Run a marathon over a month to boost your heart health

Worldwide, physical inactivity is thought to cause more than five million deaths each year, says the health charity British Heart Foundation (BHF).

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