One bout of exercise protects your heart immediately, and the effect lasts for several days.
Trade and investment agreements can increase consumption of unhealthy foods, sugary drinks and tobacco – leading to soaring rates of obesity and chronic diseases globally.
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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.
When we sit, we accumulate calories and excess fat which can cause obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and death. The solution may be as simple as counting.
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.
Depression doesn’t lead to heart disease, as some people suggest, but it’s a sign that you might be at risk of it.
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.
Exercise is important, but so is weight loss.
Metabolically healthy obese people are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a large new study finds.
While office workers often worry they sit too long while on the job, research suggests standing at work increases the risk of heart disease.
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.
The importance of heart health in women has for many years been invisible.
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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.
You’ve probably had your blood pressure measured using the “cuff method”. But how accurate was the reading?
A blood pressure test can say a lot about your health, but new research says not all readings are correct.
Australia’s policies on preventing heart disease are based on outdated research from the US.
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.
The benefits of healthy older people taking statins to prevent heart disease and stroke needs to be balanced with the risk of side effects.
An Australian trial will give us a clearer picture of whether healthy old people benefit from taking statins to prevent heart disease and stroke.
Enrolling children in in pre-school is essential for their development.
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.
A controversial editorial has questioned whether saturated fats really clog up your arteries and put you at risk of heart disease. But can it really overturn decades of research?
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?
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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.
New findings link people’s level of education to their risk of heart attack and stroke.
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.
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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.
Few people know what fatty acids are, which ones are harmful or beneficial, and how to identify them.
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.