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Only around half of at-risk Indigenous Australians are taking preventative medication for heart disease. from www.shutterstock.com

Getting a heart check early can prevent heart attack and stroke in Indigenous Australians

A new study has found too few Indigenous people are getting health checks, despite their elevated risk of heart problems.
There’s no proof blood pressure-lowering drugs prevent heart attacks in people with mild hypertension – but they could. The Clear Communication.../Flickr

Mild high blood pressure: are we treating too many people?

An article in this week’s issue of the British Medical Journal calls into question a common practice: treatment of mild high blood pressure. The authors argue that lowering the drug threshold for high…

Dark chocolate improves heart health

Eating dark chocolate appears to improve cardiovascular health, new research shows. Researchers analysed 44 middle-aged overweight…
Ill health: some effervescent tablets contain enough sodium to raise the risk of stroke. akirsa

Sodium in medicines raises stroke and hypertension risk

A new study has found a link between the amount of sodium in certain medications and the risk of cardiovascular problems…
Soluble versions of common medications such as aspirin may increase risk of cardiovascular problems. Pierre Guinoiseau

Salt in soluble drugs increases risk of heart attacks and strokes

The salt found in common effervescent and soluble drugs may be exposing consumers to an increased risk of heart problems, according to a study published in the BMJ today. The study found it’s possible…

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