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Any improvements you can make to what you eat and drink will help stack the odds in your favour. Image Point Fr/Shutterstock

Health Check: five food tips that could save your life after a heart attack

Every ten minutes in Australia someone has a heart attack. For 17% this will be fatal; the rest get a second chance. If you have had a close call, these five food tips will help get your health back on…
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…
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…
Statins have improved the quality of life for many people who would have otherwise suffered debilitating cardiovascular disease. Mykl Roventine

Some things you should know about statins and heart disease

Cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke) causes the most deaths in Western countries overall and the vast majority of premature deaths. Drugs known as statins have been the cornerstone of how we…
Erectile dysfunction may be a sign of heart problems in future, the study found. http://www.flickr.com/photos/biggreymare

Erectile dysfunction linked to increased heart risks

Men with severe erectile dysfunction are 60% more likely to be hospitalised for coronary heart disease and twice as likely…
Eggs are an inexpensive source of high quality protein, as well as being rich in minerals and vitamins. Christopher/Flickr

Settling the debate about whether eggs are good for you

Eating egg yolks is similar to smoking for the damage it does to your arteries, according to a Canadian study published in the scientific journal Atherosclerosis. But how seriously should you take this…
One in four Australians take fish oil but the latest evidence shows it won’t improve the health of your heart. Flickr/wine me up

Monday’s medical myth: fish oil is good for heart health

Did you hold your nose and take your daily dose of fish oil this morning? Or perhaps you opted for an odour-free capsule? Well, you’re not alone. Around one in four Australians take fish oil supplements…
Cardiovascular disease accounts for more than 40% of all female deaths. Nina Matthews

Ladykiller: the hidden danger to women’s health

Cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer of women in Australia. It accounts for more than 40% of all female deaths, which means it kills more Australian women than breast cancer and lung cancer combined…

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