Take it a bit easier in the gym: Too much exercise can wear out your heart

Take it a bit easier in the gym: Too much exercise can wear out your heartModerate, regular exercise is beneficial but it is possible to do too muchExercising intensely for more than an hour can cause heart tissue to stretchRunning between two and five times a week is better than going every dayAnd, marathons should not be a regular challenge, rather done occasionally | UPDATED: 23:37 GMT, 29 November 2012 While moderate exercise like jogging is good for you, too much is bad for your heart It is the news that couch potatoes have been waiting for: too much exercise is bad for your heart.

Warning heart rhythm patients are at risk of strokes because GPs take "easy" option of prescribing aspirin

Warning heart rhythm patients are at risk of strokes because GPs take 'easy' option of prescribing aspirin | UPDATED: 00:06 GMT, 3 July 2012 Thousands of people with the most common heart rhythm problem are at risk of strokes because GPs are taking the ‘cheap and easy’ option of prescribing them aspirin, experts warn.

Why women trying to have babies need to think about their body clock as well as their biological clock

Why women trying to have babies need to think about their body clock as well as their biological clock | UPDATED: 23:04 GMT, 23 May 2012 Women trying to have babies need to think about their body clock as well as their biological clock, according to new research.

First once-a-day pill for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation patients

First once-a-day pill for stroke prevention in irregular heartbeat patients Rivaroxaban will help treat the most common heart rhythm disturbance, artrial fibrillation, affecting around 800,000 (file photo) The first once-a-day blood-thinning drug in patients with an irregular heartbeat has been approved for use in Britain. Rivaroxaban works as well as warfarin, a treatment based on rat poison which has been used since the 1950s, and has fewer side effects.