A new study has found a vegetarian diet is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, but linked to an increased risk of stroke. This is how we should – and shouldn't – interpret the results.
Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
The rate of people living to their 90s has grown by 67% in the past decade, much higher than any other senior age group.
Low-fat milk provides no extra benefit for your heart over full-fat milk, if you're healthy. But it's too soon to pour the low-fat options down the sink.
It's time characters on TV reflected not only women's experience of heart disease but those of men from diverse backgrounds if we want to prevent more people dying from heart disease.
As the rate of obesity in the US rises, transplant centers are debating whether to accept organ donations from the obese. A new study suggests that oversized hearts are safe to use.
Evolutionary quirks found in the animal kingdom protect against common diseases.
A new French study shows people who regularly work ten-hour days have a 29% greater risk of having a stroke than their peers. Long hours also affect your relationships, sleep and mental health.
Heart disease and stroke is the leading cause of death for Australian women. There are many risk factors for heart disease, but one we don't pay enough attention to is poor mental health.
All around the world, women are living longer than men. While women are born with some early advantages, there are lifestyle factors that men can modify to improve their lot.
Research in mice shows that estrogen replacement therapy has the greatest chance of reducing cardiovascular disease risk if it is begun soon after menopause.
Using a large family whose members suffered from mitral valve prolapse, one of the most common heart diseases worldwide, researchers have discovered one cause of the disorder.
South Africa needs to continue public awareness campaigns to reduce excessive salt intake to protect cardiovascular health.
Sitting has been maligned in recent years for its role in obesity and diabetes. Now, a recent study in older women suggests that sedentary behavior may also increase heart disease risk.
When did eating become so confusing? In the 1960s, studies began to show a link between heart disease and dietary fat, and fat was demonized. As it turns out, fat is nuanced and may not be so bad.
As you age, your body deteriorates and your risk of disease and injury increases. Here's a decade by decade guide to what you're up against – and what you can do about it.
It may not be popular, but an increase in the cost of alcohol would make us drink less and consume fewer kilojoules.
A new study has found one type of concentrated fish oil supplement reduces the risk of heart attacks and stroke among people with heart disease. But these findings apply to a certain group of people.
Cohorts, or groups of people, are followed over time in longitudinal studies – imagine the study subjects marching forward together through the years, like a group of soldiers.
How a price-hiking "meat tax" could prevent 220,000 deaths and save more than US$40 billion in health care costs around the world every year.