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Tens of Thousands of Heart Patients May Not Need Open-Heart Surgery

ImageWith TAVR, the only incision is a small hole in the groin where a catheter is inserted. Traditional surgery involves cracking open the ribs and stopping the heart to insert the new valve.CreditJean-Paul Chassenet/Science Source The operation is a daring one: To replace a failing heart valve, cardiologists insert a replacement through a patient’s groin… Read More »

'We ditched our habit of three takeaways a week, saved thousands, and booked our first holiday in years' – Irish family on their shock wake-up call

Pat and Paula Twomey, and their children Ava (20), Regan (17), Ella (13) from Clane, Co Kildare ‘We ditched our habit of three takeaways a week, saved thousands, and booked our first holiday in years’ – Irish family on their shock wake-up call Independent.ie An Irish family who estimate they spent over €250 on three… Read More »

Thousands MORE blood pressure pills are recalled

Thousands of blood pressure pills are recalled amid fears they could cause cancer because ‘they contain a chemical used in ROCKET FUEL’ The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency issued the alert  It revealed four batches of pills containing irbesartan have been recalled  All the products pulled as a ‘precautionary measure’ are made by Actavis … Read More »