Tagged: Heart Attacks

A spoonful of perception intervention helps the medicine go down - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves Nov 25, 2015

Two people have heart attacks. Who gets back to work sooner? The one who thinks their illness will be short, even if their symptoms were worse, according to research in the rapidly expanding area of patient illness perception. But the main reason for this, explains new Royal Society of New Zealand Fellow and Mason Durie Medal recipient, Professor … Read More

Mounting Complexities in the Dietary Salt & Health Relationship - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Oct 28, 2014

Associate Professor Nick Wilson, Professor Tony Blakely, Dr Cristina Cleghorn A large prospective study on dietary salt and health has recently been reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. While reinforcing extensive past work that a (very) high intake … Continue reading → … Read More

Die Another Way - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jan 14, 2011

I suppose I will be getting visits from dozens of worried patients who have just read the Herald’s latest attempt to scare the willies out of you. Popular painkillers ‘lift stroke, heart risk’ Any headline like this, involving common drugs, causes plenty of panic. Many of my patients will simply stop taking these medicines and [...] Related posts: … Read More

May Contain Strokes… - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Sep 15, 2010

That seems to be what we should be putting on the packs of anti-inflammatory drugs on supermarket shelves (Neurofen, Cataflam et al) – at least, that is what this Herald article is suggesting. It reports that a recent Danish study shows an 86% increased risk of stroke for users of the drug Voltaren (diclofenac). This [...] Related posts: … Read More

Kiwis’ killer heart attack record - Visibly Shaken

Peter Griffin Apr 22, 2010

The Press carried some sobering statistics this morning about how we are leaders among comparable countries in the developed world when it comes to dying from heart attacks. As The Press health reporter Rebecca Todd explains: Sixty-three New Zealanders per 100,000 die of heart attacks every year, the report on developed nations shows. The next highest is … Read More