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How to protect yourself against thrombosis

Most people may not consider thrombosis as one of their biggest health concerns. Yet according to Thrombosis UK, blood clots – when blood forms a solid mass within a blood vessel – kill more people in Europe than AIDS, breast cancer, prostate cancer and traffic accidents combined.

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Do you know your numbers?

Almost two thirds of the UK population are ignoring the simplest step towards reducing their risk of stroke, heart attack and heart failure by not knowing their blood pressure numbers, says Blood Pressure UK.

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How to cope in a heatwave

This year has seen record high temperatures, not just in the UK but in many other parts of the world. And as our climate changes, we may have more frequent and intense hot spells in the summers to come.

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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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