We don't control our heart – it's an involuntary muscle – but special pacemaker cells help keep it ticking away.
Recent research shows that the heart is affected when the head takes a blow, in sports-related concussion.
Better and more frequent heart screening programmes are being developed to avoid sudden cardiac death in young football players.
A new study shows that most young adults know about the connection between omega-3 fats and brain and heart health. Despite this, only two out of five reported buying or eating omega-3 foods.
Creased earlobes, loose teeth and clubbed finger nails – some of the less obvious signs of heart disease.
Does the heart really have cockles or heartstrings? An anatomist clears up some misconceptions...and lends credence to others.
One bout of exercise protects your heart immediately, and the effect lasts for several days.
For centuries, the fossil remains of back-boned animals were studied primarily from their hardened bones. Now palaeontologists can study the softer side of these ancient creatures.
Unbalanced rhythms and sudden key changes in some pieces of music may be evidence that Beethoven had an arrhythmia.
Women may be at serious risk of developing blood clots for up to twelve weeks after giving birth, rather than six weeks as…