Yesterday’s Acorn blog, on how to measure your ‘heart age’, touched on high blood pressure, sometimes called “the silent killer” because it often has no symptoms yet can be extremely serious.
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Britain’s worst airshow disaster happened 65 years ago today, on Saturday September 6th, 1952.
How old is your heart? The obvious answer is that it’s as old as the rest of you, but in reality there are many lifestyle factors which can damage your heart and mean your ‘heart age’ is significantly higher than your actual age.
Out in the far-flung depths of interstellar space, around 12.8 billion miles from Planet Earth, is a chunk of 1970’s technology which might one day deliver news of our existence to an alien race.
It will soon be time for older people to start thinking of getting a flu vaccine, as winter approaches, but figures just published show last year’s vaccine was largely ineffective in the over-65s.