Depending on the overall quality of your diet and intake of saturated fats, you may need to swap your butter for margarine.
Annoyed you don't have a sit-stand desk? Spare a thought for those workers who have to stand all day: Standing may double the risk of heart disease.
Having very high levels of HDL is associated with increased mortality. But that doesn't mean it's not 'good cholesterol'.
A new study has established a cause and effect relationship between years of education and heart disease.
Heart disease has long been considered a man's condition. Our ignorance of its impact on women has led to gaps in outcomes for men and women suffering the same condition.
When we think of methamphetamine-related death we tend to focus on overdose. The extent of the problem, however, extends far beyond drug toxicity.
A blood pressure test can say a lot about your health, but new research says not all readings are correct.
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.