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.
Transomania which is a foot race from the Arabian Sea to the Indian Ocean is one of the most extreme marathons.
The physical impact of extreme exercise on the body is intense.
Don't believe all the healthy hype.
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.
A number of media reports claimed that saturated fats are safe to consume. Here's why you should treat those reports with caution.
Recent evidence seems to deny the benefit of fish oil supplements for heart health. But the quality of the studies is not that great.
The physical health of people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder is often overshadowed by their mental health issues.
It's time we saw past the mental illness in people living with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder to check their physical health too. Here's why.
Snoring occurs due to vibration of the soft tissues of your upper airway.
Snoring has been linked to serious health conditions such as obstructive sleep apnoea and even cardiovascular disease.
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.
To vape or not to vape?
New evidence gets to the heart of their cardio-vascular impact.
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.
Patient-specific aorta models with diseased coronary arteries.
Computer simulation and 3D printing are allowing scientists to develop faster, safer ways to test medical devices without installing them in live humans or animals.
Around the world, tea is the most common drink after water.
Put the kettle on and relax with a cuppa; your brain, heart and waistline will thank you.
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Any improvements you can make to what you eat and drink will help stack the odds in your favour.
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Ill health: some effervescent tablets contain enough sodium to raise the risk of stroke.
A new study has found a link between the amount of sodium in certain medications and the risk of cardiovascular problems…
Soluble versions of common medications such as aspirin may increase risk of cardiovascular problems.
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