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# Heart Health

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'I would wake up at night panting for breath but I didn’t want to admit something was wrong'
Symptoms of heart failure occur when your heart is not pumping blood around the body efficiently
A low-calorie diet with meat could reduce heart attack risk just as much as a vegetarian one
New research into the effetive of nutrition on heart health has been published.
Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could be available in six years
The medication has shown promise in mice.
'Three doctors recently claimed saturated fat doesn't clog arteries. Their claim doesn't stand up'
Scientific studies vary hugely in quality, writes dietitian Janis Morrissey.
No time to go to the gym? Here are 7 exercises you can do at home
And you could win an activity weekend away worth €500 thanks to Udo’s Oil.
Strokes kill twice as many women in Ireland as breast cancer
Figures show 42% more women in Ireland than men die from stroke, though men have a greater chance of having a stroke.
The public could become life savers under a new plan to fight cardiac arrests
A programme to install public access defibrillators around the country has been looked at.
Teenage girls sit or lie down for 19 hours a day - but what effect is it having on their heart?
Researchers at the University of Limerick have been granted funding to continue research into heart health.
High-intensity exercise might actually be BAD for you
If you have too much of it, it could be bad for your heart – particularly if you have existing heart conditions, even if you were on an exercise programme.
"Shocking" lack of awareness of heart failure symptoms among Irish public
87 per cent of people surveyed mistook these symptoms for ‘normal signs of ageing”.
31 per cent of teens eat "a lot" of junk food
A new survey has shone a light on teenagers attitudes to health and nutrition.
Men who skip breakfast 'face higher risk of heart attack'
Men who fail to eat in the morning have a 27 percent higher risk of heart attack than those who eat breakfast, a new study shows.
Ambulances double as billboards to boost awareness of stroke signs
The Irish Heart Foundation said there has been a decline in the number of stroke victims getting to hospital in time to be saved.
Marriage is good for the heart: study
Research in Finland warns that conditions related to being married – combined income, healthier habits, mental support – give your heart a better chance later in life.
People more likely to take preventive medications combined in a single pill
New research indicates that changing the delivery of several medications into one fixed-dose combination pill could improve people’s adherence to preventative medications.
Dermot Morgan's sons to launch Heart Month
Brothers Rob, Don and Ben Morgan – who lost their father to a heart attack 14 years ago – are urging people to avail of free blood pressure checks offered by the Irish Heart Foundation over September.