Stronger doses of statins may increase the risk of kidney damage by a THIRD

Stronger doses of statins may increase the risk of kidney damage by a THIRD Patients taking high potency statins had 34% higher risk of kidney damage Those in the high-risk group were taking 40 milligrams or more Most patients take between 20-40 mg of simvastatin a day By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent PUBLISHED: 00:41 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:41 GMT, 20 March 2013 Patients taking high potency statins had a 34 per cent higher risk of being hospitalised for acute kidney injury Taking statins in high doses increases the risk of emergency hospital treatment for kidney damage, warn researchers.

Fish oils could protect sunbathers from skin cancer

Popping a daily fish oil tablet could reduce the risk of SKIN CANCER Omega-3 fatty acids found to halve the negative effect sunlight can have on the immune systemBoost the body's ability to fight skin cancerBut the benefits only hold for less than 30 minutes of sun exposure at a time, warn the researchers By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 11:05 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:05 GMT, 26 February 2013 Fish oil could protect sun-worshippers from skin cancer, new research suggests.

Diclofenac: GPs "ignore heart risk" of drug used by millions

GPs 'ignore heart attack and stroke risk' of painkiller used by millions Research shows that taking the painkiller diclofenac increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes by 63 per centScientists are calling for the drug to be banned as safer alternatives availableUK's drugs watchdog said European safety review of diclofenac is underwayPatients told not to stop taking pill but do speak to your GP By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 01:08 GMT, 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:30 GMT, 13 February 2013 Diclofenac is widely prescribed for common ailments, including back pain and arthritis Doctors are writing millions of prescriptions a year for a painkiller that is known to raise the risk of heart attacks and strokes, a study has warned.

Could Roquefort be GOOD for the heart? Blue cheese has anti-inflammatory properties that guard against cardiovascular disease

Could Roquefort be GOOD for the heart Blue cheese has 'anti-inflammatory properties' that guard against cardiovascular diseaseBiotechnologists say Roquefort may be a 'miracle food' behind French diners' famous good health But claims the mouldy blue cheese is a miracle health food are rotten, says leading nutritionist | UPDATED: 08:46 GMT, 18 December 2012 When you settle down to the cheese board this Christmas, try not to feel too guilty.

A nature walk away from gadgets can boost brain power by half

A walk outdoors away from gadgets can boost brain power by half Researchers found that adults performed much better in a creative test after spending four days outdoors disconnected from modern technology It can boost brain power by as much as 50 per centAdults in Britain spend an average of 3.5hours watching TV – 15 per cent of their life | UPDATED: 01:49 GMT, 13 December 2012 Next time you are confronted with a complex problem, don’t worry – the answer could lie at the bottom of your garden.

Trying to beat the mid-life bulge? You"ve just got to find the time to walk 6,000 steps a day

Trying to beat the mid-life bulge You've just got to find the time to walk 6,000 steps a day <br>Strapping on a pedometer can lower the risk of conditions associated with the menopause, such as diabetes <br> <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 10:46 GMT, 22 November 2012 </p> <br><p>It is the bane of many a woman's life once she hits middle age – the dreaded spare type that refuses to shift.</p><p>Now Brazilian researchers say they they have the answer – you just need to find the time to walk 6,000 steps a day.

Lack of sleep as a teenager raises the risk of heart disease

Now that's a good excuse to stay in bed! Teenagers who skimp on sleep are more likely to suffer heart problems later in life Lack of sleep linked to high blood pressure and cholesterol Teenagers need around nine hours of sleep a night – and weekend catch-ups don't count | UPDATED: 12:34 GMT, 5 October 2012 Teenagers who don't get enough sleep are more likely to develop heart disease later in life, Canadian research has found.

Women born prematurely are twice as likely to suffer major complications during their own pregnancy

Women born prematurely are twice as likely to suffer major complications during their own pregnancyRisks include gestational diabetes and high blood pressurePremature birth 'could contribute to diabetes, high blood pressure or cardiovascular problems' later in life | UPDATED: 15:05 GMT, 25 September 2012 Warning: Pregnant women are more likely to suffer complications including high blood pressure and gestational diabetes if they were born early (file picture) Women born prematurely are twice as likely to suffer major complications when they become pregnant themselves, research has shown.

Fish oil supplements "do NOT cut risk of heart attacks and strokes"

Fish oil supplements 'do NOT cut risk of heart attacks and strokes' Review of 20 studies involving almost 70,000 patients | UPDATED: 20:59 GMT, 11 September 2012 Fish oil supplements do not cut the risk of heart attacks, scientists claim Scientists claim fish oil supplements do not cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes despite being widely used and even prescribed for prevention.