Artery disease has been affecting human health for at least 3,000 years, new research from Durham University says.
Ancient African skeletons have been discovered with atherosclerosis - a thickening of the artery wall due to a fatty build up.
And while doctors today blame modern lifestyles as the cause of artery problems, the research shows it was common about farming communities who worked close to the Nile, which is now the Sudan.
The study has been published in the International Journal of Palaeopathology
It forms part of a British Museum archaeological project.
The family of Christopher Rochester who died a hospital trolley on a Greek island say they have not had any help from the Foreign Office.Read the full story ›
Parents of Andrew Watt, who died in France 2010 are protesting to find out more information regarding their son's deathRead the full story ›
The family of a Durham University student who died in France in 2010 are demanding more help from the foreign office six months after a demonstration in London.
Andrew Watt's family believe the French investigation in to his death was flawed. They'll protest again next week.
Julie and Les Sheppard are travelling from Selkirk to London to demand answers for their son's death.
Andrew Watt died in France four years ago. His parents argue that there was a lack of support from the British foreign office to find out the details of their son's death.
When the son's body returned to the UK it was discovered his heart and brain had been removed.
Last October the pair joined other families whose relatives had died abroad and protested about the lack of support available in that situation.
Julie and Les Sheppard will join other angry families at London's foreign Office on Tuesday at 11am in a bid to get their voices heard.
Researchers at Durham University have published a major report looking into the dangers of fracking. They say fracking, which involves fracturing rocks to release shale gas, is relatively safe. But drilling boreholes, whether for fracking or not, is potentially dangerous.
Richard Davies from Durham University says there is some sort of risk with every energy technology.
Researchers at Durham University have published a major report looking into the dangers of fracking.
They say the process, which involves fracturing rocks to release shale gas, is relatively safe.
But they warn that drilling boreholes, whether for fracking or for any other reason, is potentially dangerous.
An archaeologist explores a trench at Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland. The team have found fragments of a stained glass window, pottery, and charred bricks which could have come from an explosion during the Civil Qar era.
A team from Durham University is digging in the grounds of Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland before work to turn the historic site into a tourist destination begins. It has revealed new information about the site's 900 year history.
Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a building near the castle's Scotland Wing, alongside evidence of burning.
The castle's head curator, Dr Chris Ferguson, believes the volume of debris could suggest a 'very dramatic end' to what looks to have been a substantial structure.
"Sir Arthur Hazlerigg, was one of the five MPs who led the rebellion against Charles I in 1642, he was appointed Oliver Cromwell's general in the North East,"
"In 1650 he bought Auckland Castle after the then Bishop of Durham had fled at the height of the civil war.
"We know he set about what was later described as the 'ravenous sacrilege' of the building and that he proceeded to blow up the 350-year-old chapel with gunpowder with the intention of reusing the stone in a new mansion.
"If gunpowder was indeed used then that could account for the astounding amount of wreckage that has been found."
"Whatever happened here is from a time when records were either vague or non-existent, so anything we find will help add to the overall picture of the castle."
A dig in Bishop Auckland may have uncovered evidence of a dramatic English Civil War episode. A team from Durham University is digging in the grounds of Auckland Castle before work to turn the historic site into a tourist destination begins.