As government representatives meet at the WHO global conference on noncommunicable diseases in Uruguay this week, their focus should be on reducing the health impacts of trade deals.
If you sit all day at work, then cancer, diabetes, heart disease and death are the likely outcomes. A cardiologist explains how the simple act of counting can reverse this evolutionary trend.
If you're 45 or older and have depression, new research suggests you may need to ask for a heart check when you next see your doctor.
Metabolically healthy obese people are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a large new study finds.
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.
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.
A blood pressure test can say a lot about your health, but new research says not all readings are correct.
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.
An Australian trial will give us a clearer picture of whether healthy old people benefit from taking statins to prevent heart disease and stroke.
Child support grants are an income resource that enables caregivers to make healthier food choices and provide the means to send their children to school earlier.
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?
Using electronic medical records may be a better way to treat those at risk of heart disease than treating everyone or treating only known 'at risk' groups.
A perfect storm of risk factors makes January the deadliest month for cardiovascular disease.
Leaving school early more than doubles your risk of heart attack, according to a new Australian study.
Cardiovascular disease is the second highest cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa. But the lack of awareness around the disease means many people go untreated until it is too late.
Improvements in education and vascular health are likely partly responsible for a sharp decline in dementia over the past few decades. The trend may continue, if we also address obesity and diabetes.
Misreporting on the ongoing debate is likely to lead to more deaths from cardiovascular disease.
Marketers take advantage of the fact that children sometimes can't recognise the difference between product placement and advertising.
Despite the increase in cardiovascular disease in the developing world, not enough is being been done to improve public awareness of the benefits and harms of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ fatty acids.
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.