Tea up! How four cups a day can slash the risk of a stroke

Teas up! How four cups a day can slash the risk of a stroke Drinking four cups of tea a day reduced risk of stroke by 21% compared to those who never drank teaA cuppa is packed with compounds called flavonoids that are thought to be good for the heart and brain By Pat Hagan PUBLISHED: 13:28 GMT, 9 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:56 GMT, 9 January 2013 A calming cuppa: Tea is packed with components called flavonoids that are thought to be good for the heart and brain Drinking four cups of tea a day can reduce the risk of a stroke by more than a fifth, according to new research.

"Wonder pill" harnessing the health secret of the Mediterranean diet could cut the risk of strokes and heart attacks and fight cancer

A daily tomato pill to cut heart attacks: Drug 'boosts blood flow and artery health' Ateronon pill contains chemical in tomato skin hailed for unclogging arteries Further trials show it also boosts blood vessel efficiency and blood flowFirst time the key health benefit of Mediterranean diet has been pin-pointed Researchers believe the pill could save millions of lives around the world By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 18:20 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:18 GMT, 7 January 2013 No one would much like the idea of eating 6lb of tomatoes a day.

Revolutionary X-ray treatment offers new hope for diseased eyes

Revolutionary X-ray treatment offers hope for diseased eyes Non-invasive Oraya therapy inhibits blood vessel growth – reducing inflammation and scarring of the eye | UPDATED: 22:03 GMT, 22 December 2012 A revolutionary new treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) has had its global launch in the UK.

Mechanic whose heart stopped beating for 80 MINUTES brought back to life "like a spluttering old Fort Cortina"

Mechanic whose heart stopped beating for 80 MINUTES brought back to life 'like a spluttering old Fort Cortina' Father of two had massive heart attack in front of three paramedicsThey delivered 50 electric shocks to restart his heart on his way to hospitalDoctors operated on his heart to clear blocked blood vessel in heart while artificially keeping him aliveSpent nine days in medically-induced coma to prevent brain damage | UPDATED: 14:46 GMT, 29 November 2012 A mechanic whose heart stopped beating for 80minutes said surgeons brought him back to life 'like an old Ford Cortina'.

Fishing for blood clots: The net that dramatically reduces stroke deaths

Fishing for blood clots: Tiny metal net dramatically reduces stroke deaths Tiny wire net expands inside blood vessel 'catching' the clotResearchers say it can effectively reverse a stroke while it is happening | UPDATED: 15:56 GMT, 27 August 2012 Doctors could soon be using small nets to retrieve blood clots from the brains of stroke patients, according to researchers.

Mother is slowly suffocating to death after contracting one of the world"s rarest lung conditions

Mother is slowly suffocating to death after contracting one of the world's rarest lung conditions Mother was diagnosed with rare disease just after her second child was born | UPDATED: 13:28 GMT, 28 June 2012 Sally struggles to keep up with her two children, who are now 11 and 13 years old A mother is slowly suffocating to death after contracting one of the world’s rarest lung conditions.

Girl, 10, has vein transplant using a blood vessel grown from her own stem cells

Girl, 10, has life-saving vein transplant using a blood vessel grown from her own stem cells The graft was accepted by the girl's immune system as it was built from her own cells | UPDATED: 15:35 GMT, 14 June 2012 The pioneering technique successfully restored the girl's blood flow A 10-year-old girl has been given a vein transplant using a blood vessel grown from her own stem cells.