Aspirin has an extraordinary history that involves many different discoveries around its many different effects.
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.
There is no one Mediterranean diet, nor does every Mediterranean country have a diet that ticks every healthy box.
Even for those on statins, a healthy Mediterranean eating pattern has been shown to bring extra benefits.
Is this the future of physical therapy?
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Stroke patients need therapy to recover, but there are not enough human therapists to meet the need. Can robots help?
Diabetes is characterised by higher than normal levels of glucose in the blood.
Diabetes is a leading cause of death as well as of heart attacks, strokes, amputations, kidney failure, depression and severe infections – all of which themselves contribute to premature death.
Coronary heart disease is almost always a consequence of atherosclerosis; a build-up of cholesterol and other material in the walls of our arteries.
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Global deaths from heart disease rose from 12.3 million in 1990 to 17.3 million in 2013. Most of the increase occurred in developing countries and in disadvantaged people in developed countries.
Hypertension is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, heart attacks, heart failure and peripheral vascular disease. And in the developing world, it is on the rise.
Nothing like a story with a happy (nerve) ending.
New breakthrough in how to test proteins linked to touch and movement could have major implications for strokes, diabetes, spinal injuries and much more.
Some of us can’t help moving to a beat.
The reason why some of us can't help but to dance, and others can't hold a beat, might lie in the brain.
It's known that Montmorency cherry juice improves sleep, gout symptoms and muscle recovery after exercise. The latest research shows that it can also reduce blood pressure.
Face blind or super-recogniser?
As many as one in 50 people are face blind, meaning they can't tell one face from another.
People with a chronic illness find it challenging to keep to their medication regime.
Patients with chronic illness need support and encouragement to take their medications. SMS messaging is a simple, cheap and seemingly effective way to keep them on track.
Easy until you can’t.
People with speech problems following a stroke receive intensive speech therapy – but it doesn't always help. Here's why the future looks brighter.
What’s the harm?
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New draft guidelines for using aspirin to prevent heart attacks have created confusion about who, exactly, should actually take it.
The physical and mental health benefits associated with moving, being active and mindful are not just limited to yoga.
One in six Australians will have a stroke in their lifetime. That's about 51,000 strokes per year, or one every ten minutes.
What’s Hodor’s back story?
George R. R. Martin's Hodor is a textbook example of someone with expressive aphasia.
More sleep is not necessarily better for long-term health.
Sleep is vital for good health but more may not always be better for everyone. In fact, a growing body of research shows that it may increase your risk of early mortality.
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