Tag Archives: Heart Attack or Stroke

Lower Than Expected Take-Up of NHS Health Check (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary Persons aged between 40 and 74 are eligible for a free NHS Health Check, with a view to early identification and / or prevention of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease etc. In practice, statistics show that roughly 7.15 … Continue reading

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NHS Health Checks in England: Evaluation of First Four Years (NHS England / BMJ Open)

Summary The first major evaluation of four years work from the NHS Health Check service in England reports that among the 1.68 million people eligible, 214,295 attended between 2009-12; identifying 7,844 new cases of hypertension (38 cases identified per 1000 … Continue reading

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Little Evidence of Saturated Fats Increasing Risks of Coronary Disease; or of Presumed Cardioprotective Effect of Polyunsaturated Fats (BBC News / NHS Choices / Annals of Internal Medicine)

Summary A recent systematic review of data from 72 studies, involving more than 600,000 participants, indicates that – contrary to earlier official guidance – there is little evidence that changing the type of fat consumed from “bad” saturated fat to “healthier” … Continue reading

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Heart Risk Warning Over Painkiller Diclofenac (BBC News / MHRA)

Summary The medicines regulator has advised that the painkiller diclofenac should not be used by people with heart problems. A European review found a small increased risk of heart attack and stroke. “The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said … Continue reading

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Regional Variations in Premature Death (BBC News / Public Health England)

Summary Public Health England has published the Longer Lives website which ranks local authorities in league tables, using a colour-coded traffic-light system, to highlight regional variations in premature death. Red indicates the worst regions, while green indicates the best areas, when comparing the numbers of people under … Continue reading

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