The head of the World Health Organization calls air pollution 'the new tobacco' because it causes millions of preventable deaths yearly. Fine particle pollution is especially deadly.
Your risk of a heart attack increases 600 per cent within a week of catching the flu. The flu shot decreases that risk, whether you catch the flu or not.
People suffering chronic breathlessness often end up going to hospital because they don't have the proper help to manage the problem.
A nutritionist fact checks the claimed health benefits of beer. It may reduce the risk of heart disease but you'd be much better off getting these benefits from other foods.
Your weight during your youth could have an effect on your heart for the rest of your life.
A new study has found too few Indigenous people are getting health checks, despite their elevated risk of heart problems.
The risk of heart attack and stroke is increased for women with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, and for men with psoriasis.
Stress has subtle, underlying effects on almost every part of the body, including the heart, gut and immune system.
Is this more good news for coffee lovers, or a case of be careful what you read?
From donuts to avocados, food impacts your heart health. Here we delve into the science of how to eat -- to reduce your chances of cardiovascular disease.
Annoyed you don't have a sit-stand desk? Spare a thought for those workers who have to stand all day: Standing may double the risk of heart disease.
The physical impact of extreme exercise on the body is intense.
Don't believe all the healthy hype.
An Australian trial will give us a clearer picture of whether healthy old people benefit from taking statins to prevent heart disease and stroke.
A number of media reports claimed that saturated fats are safe to consume. Here's why you should treat those reports with caution.
Recent evidence seems to deny the benefit of fish oil supplements for heart health. But the quality of the studies is not that great.
It's time we saw past the mental illness in people living with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder to check their physical health too. Here's why.
Snoring has been linked to serious health conditions such as obstructive sleep apnoea and even cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular disease is the second highest cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa. But the lack of awareness around the disease means many people go untreated until it is too late.
New evidence gets to the heart of their cardio-vascular impact.