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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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Heart

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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Do you eat too much salt?

National Salt Awareness Week, an event organised by campaigning group Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH), runs in 2017 from March 20 - 26.

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Many people with inherited high cholesterol remain undiagnosed

Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a potentially deadly inherited condition which, if undiagnosed, can cause people to have heart attacks at an early age.

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Stroke: would you know when to call 999?

Stroke kills more than 40,000 people a year in the UK and leaves around two-thirds of stroke survivors with a disability. Yet almost a quarter of people wouldn’t call 999 if they spotted someone with the first signs of stroke, says Public Health England (PHE).

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