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.
We’re less able to burn fat and process carbs at night.
It comes down to what and how much you eat over the day, rather than when you eat most of your food.
If you’re unable to work as much as you want, you can’t build your wealth, so it’s much tougher to improve your health.
Australians with lower incomes are dying sooner from potentially preventable diseases than their wealthier counterparts, according to our new report.
South Africa has one last hurdle to cross before it implements a sugar tax to prevent a wide-range of obesity related non-communicable diseases.
There is a link, but there may be other reasons why people with heart failure drink less coffee.
Is this more good news for coffee lovers, or a case of be careful what you read?
They provide more than warmth.
The evidence shows that both low and high fat diets can reduce your risks of cardiovascular disease – if they are plant-based.
From donuts to avocados, food impacts your heart health. Here we delve into the science of how to eat -- to reduce your chances of cardiovascular disease.
For many parents, it’s the haul of gummy worms, licorice, chocolate bars and other high-sugar candies that their kids bring home - not the ghouls and zombies - that is terrifying about Halloween.
Halloween is upon us, and the sugar is horrible for your kids' teeth and health. But fear not -- there are things parents can do to lessen the impact of the candy binge.
Is coconut oil all it’s really cracked up to be, or is it just another fad?
Coconut oil is being hailed as the new "superfood", helping us lose weight and kill harmful bugs. But how do the claims stand up to scientific scrutiny?
Most people assume heart disease is a lifestyle illness that only affects adults.
Children can have heart disease too, and many are born with it.
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.
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.
This study didn’t actually measure sitting and its relationship to inflammation - which causes disease.
A new study has been found that television viewing increases your risk of dying from an inflammatory-related condition like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. But it's more complicated than that.
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.
The type of fatty acid is what’s most important when choosing a spread.
Depending on the overall quality of your diet and intake of saturated fats, you may need to swap your butter for margarine.
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.
Having very high levels of HDL is associated with increased mortality. But that doesn't mean it's not 'good cholesterol'.
An extra 3.6 years in a classroom can reduce your heart disease risk by a third.
A new study has established a cause and effect relationship between years of education and 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.