Previously, a person would be diagnosed with high blood pressure if their systolic reading was 140mmHg. But it's recommended this threshold be lowered to 130mmHg, which will do more harm than good.
Informal caregivers contribute $25 million to the Canadian economy in unpaid labour, receiving virtually no financial support or emotional respite. More web-based interventions could help.
There are many benefits to walking - whether you do it in a group or on your own.
Taking more exercise is a New Year's resolution to stick to. Exercise reduces risks of depression, cancers, heart disease, stroke and sudden death.
Around 300 babies and children are diagnosed with a stroke in Australia each year. But these can be diagnosed too late with devastating and life-long consequences.
They provide more than warmth.
As government representatives meet at the WHO global conference on noncommunicable diseases in Uruguay this week, their focus should be on reducing the health impacts of trade deals.
If you sit all day at work, then cancer, diabetes, heart disease and death are the likely outcomes. A cardiologist explains how the simple act of counting can reverse this evolutionary trend.
Poor diet kills hundreds of thousands per year. If we want to achieve meaningful health care reform, we need to address our nation's nutrition crisis.
Metabolically healthy obese people are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a large new study finds.
An expensive drug is hailed as the biggest breakthrough since statins. But there is a cheaper alternative.
This article discusses the impact of a stroke on the stroke survivor and their carer's social and mental health.
A blood pressure test can say a lot about your health, but new research says not all readings are correct.
Virtual reality has been used to treat phobias for many years, but medical researchers have began to discover that it can do so much more than that.
Science is supremely beautiful, but can also be brutal and unforgiving if you stray from the well-worn pathways.
Doctors and other health professionals are too focused on rehab and not enough on secondary prevention.
Atrial fibrillation is a condition that causes a
rapid and irregular heartbeat. The normal heart rate lies between 60 and 100 beats per minute.
Christmas holidays can be a risky time for both your bank balance and your state of mind, but there is also some evidence indicating you are at higher risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Leaving school early more than doubles your risk of heart attack, according to a new Australian study.
Stroke kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer, yet you're unlikely to read much about this condition.