Do not be derailed by news reports that exercise is bad for the heart. Taking more exercise is a New Year’s resolution to stick to. Exercise reduces risks of depression, cancers, heart disease, stroke and sudden death.
Taking more exercise is a New Year's resolution to stick to. Exercise reduces risks of depression, cancers, heart disease, stroke and sudden death.
People who are chronically stressed are more than twice as likely to have a heart attack than those who aren’t.
Stress has subtle, underlying effects on almost every part of the body, including the heart, gut and immune system.
Tom Petty was said to have died from a heart attack, when it was actually a cardiac arrest.
People generally assume all heart-related death is due to heart attack. But there are differences between cardiac arrest, heart attack and heart failure – and none are synonymous with death.
An expensive drug is hailed as the biggest breakthrough since statins. But there is a cheaper alternative.
To tackle the increasing burden of diabetes in Africa, health systems on the continent need to be strengthened.
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.
For a long time, medication dosages were adjusted for patient size and women were simply ‘small men’.
In medical training and practice, gender differences have at last become a vital part of diagnosis and treatment.
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.
Many suffer from heart disease despite the fact they don’t smoke, have healthy diets, and are of a healthy weight.
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.
How stubbing out cigarettes helped to clear the air.
Big data shows that we may need to rethink heart attack treatments.
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.
Over-the-counter medicines such as Ibuprofen and Voltaren are not without some risk.
Anti-inflammatory pain killers such as ibuprofen should no longer be available for sale in grocery stores, but instead restricted to pharmacies.
Our heart works hard for every second we are alive. Eventually its processes will wear out.
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.
Most people erroneously believe ‘heart failure’ is when the heart suddenly stops.
When George Michael passed away last year news reports all over the world announced the cause as heart failure. It's unlikely this really was the cause.
A perfect storm of risk factors makes January the deadliest month for cardiovascular disease.
Heart attack and stroke deaths are more likely to occur over the Christmas break.
Christmas holidays can be a risky time for both your bank balance and your state of mind, but there is also some evidence indicating you are at higher risk of a heart attack or stroke.
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.
There should be a tax on sugary drinks and people need assistance to quit.
A collaboration of Australia's leading scientists, clinicians and health organisations announce ten priority policy actions needed for Australia to reach its health targets by the year 2025.
Aspirin has an extraordinary history that involves many different discoveries around its many different effects.
What makes aspirin different to other NSAIDs, used to relieve pain, is its ability to thin the blood. It is used to prevent blood clotting in those at risk of heart disease and stroke.