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Job loss could lead to increased risk of heart attack

A study carried out in the United States, and reported on BBC News, found that unemployment in your 50s and 60s could increase the chance of a heart attack as much…

Children’s Sleep Centre opens at Royal Brompton

The new Paediatric Sleep and Ventilation Unit opened last night at Royal Brompton Hospital by Chelsea and Fulham MP Greg Hands. The unit, which was funded by the Royal Brompton &…

Women’s lung cancer rates predicted to soar

A study in cancer rates predicts that in the next 30 years the number of women with lung cancer will more than treble.  The number is estimated to go up…

Crippling chest pain mystery solved

A Yorkshire mother-of-two developed crushing chest pains when she was 42, and the pain remained with her for 14 years.  While Dorothy Asquith was initially rushed to the hospital with…

Higher heart attack risk for cocaine users

An Australian study showed that recreational cocaine users may develop stiffer arteries, thicker heart muscles and higher blood pressure, leading to higher risk of heart attack. The volunteers who had taken cocaine at…

Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals join Bupa TAVI network

The Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals have now been accredited to provide Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) procedures for Bupa members.  Royal Brompton Hospital performed over 350 TAVI procedures last year which…

Women who give up smoking by 30 can avoid health risks

New research, recently released by Million Women Study Collaborators and published in the Lancet, suggests that women who give up smoking before the age of 30 can avoid up to 97…