Many people die of heart disease who don't fit into the traditional risk factors. We're learning the immune system can be to blame.
Do US smokers really know the risks? Research from Australia, Canada and Mexico shows that there are better ways to warn consumers.
Red wine may not explain the French paradox but chemicals within it do have a positive effect on health.
A recent study found Australian soft drinks had higher concentrations of glucose than US soft drinks, which had more fructose. Does this mean Australian drinks are worse for health than US drinks?
While we must put in place effective measures to protect against the malicious use of personal data, not using the information collected about Australians comes at a cost.
We need to eat a healthy diet, do some exercise and avoid stress rather than blame saturated fat for heart disease, says a recent editorial. But does the evidence stack up?
Upping your intake of vegetables and fruits can do more than just reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer – it could also help you breathe easier.
Pedal to the office and your risk of an early death drop by over 40%.
Atrial fibrillation is a condition that causes a
rapid and irregular heartbeat. The normal heart rate lies between 60 and 100 beats per minute.
The discovery of a rare gene is twofold, and has a scientific and clinical impact in the fight against heart muscle disease.
While we've been trying to minimise sugar and fat intake, it seems we’ve been overlooking one of the biggest dietary killers of all – salt.
A global clinical trial has been launched to reduce the cardiovascular disease risk factors among people living with HIV who are on antiretrovirals.
Given our increasing lifespan, we need to better understand how and why the cardiovascular system ages and whether we can slow down the processes involved.
Reducing the amount of salt one consumes over the summer holidays is important to maintaining long term health.
Being physically inactive has been shown to significantly increase the risk of many causes of death and disease. This interactive body map highlights the links between physical inactivity and disease.
A collaboration of Australia's leading scientists, clinicians and health organisations announce ten priority policy actions needed for Australia to reach its health targets by the year 2025.
Headlines screaming that aged cheese could be an aid to better ageing were based on a paper that didn't test the effects of cheese on ageing.
People having a mini stroke can experience a variety of symptoms. The most important are weakness on one side affecting the face, arm or leg – or all three – or speech disturbance.
What makes aspirin different to other NSAIDs, used to relieve pain, is its ability to thin the blood. It is used to prevent blood clotting in those at risk of heart disease and stroke.
So-called lifestyle diseases such as cancer and heart disease have been rising in Africa, adding to the already huge burden of disease in poor countries. But the research has not kept pace.