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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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Fitness Self-Assessment Test

Find out how fit you are and get some useful advice on the next best steps.

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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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Pollution and heart health: how to stay healthy

People living in London were recently subjected to the worst air pollution levels in the city since 2011, with some areas reaching 10 out of 10 on the air pollution index.

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Do you have undiagnosed high blood pressure?

Public Health England is urging more people to get their blood pressure checked, claiming only half the adult population knows what their blood pressure is.

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Diabetes

Resistance training may reduce Type 2 diabetes complications

Doing resistance exercises – which use body weight to strengthen muscles – may help people with Type 2 diabetes manage their risk of complications, say scientists from the University of British Columbia.

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Found: the link between stress and heart disease

While smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes are widely accepted risk factors for heart disease, many experts have also believed there’s a link between stress and heart health. And now there’s evidence to shed light on why this might happen.

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How steady is your heart beat?

If a drummer misses a beat, most music fans would notice. But if you miss a heart beat, chances are you won’t think twice about it. Yet atrial fibrillation (AF) – the most common abnormal heart rhythm problem in the UK – significantly increases the risk of stroke.

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Global blood pressure figure doubles

The number of people in the world with high blood pressure has reached 1.13 billion – nearly double that of 40 years ago – say scientists at Imperial College London.

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Heart Health Video Wall

Watch other people’s stories on coping with vascular conditions such as diabetes, stroke, kidney and heart disease.

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How to improve your work-life balance

National Work Life Week (October 3-7, 2016) is the perfect time to try to improve your work-life balance. Organised by the charity Working Families, it aims to help both workers and employers to focus on wellbeing at work too.

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