Heart attack risk peaks at 10pm on Christmas Eve

Heart attack risk peaks at 10pm on Christmas Eve

The risk of suffering a heart attack peaks at around 10pm on Christmas Eve, most likely because of increased emotional stress, a new study suggests. Previous research has found that heart attacks peak throughout the western world over the Chirstmas and New Year period. An increased risk is also associated with other short-term even...

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Call for population health checks in pharmacies

Call for population health checks in pharmacies

Some 27% of people who took part in a pilot programme by pharmacists were found to have high blood pressure, while over 5% were found to have atrial fibrillation (AF) - both major risk factors for stroke. The Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) is calling for a national roll-out of population health checks for high blood pressure and AF in ...

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