New guidelines for high blood pressure lower the numbers to define and diagnose high blood pressure. Here are some things you need to know, including how to make sure you get an accurate reading.
A new study has found too few Indigenous people are getting health checks, despite their elevated risk of heart problems.
Researchers are learning even more about how a sedentary lifestyle is bad for our bodies. A recent study shows a link between sitting patterns and diabetes in older people.
A new study found those who reported walking faster were less likely to die prematurely.
A low diversity of gut bacteria may help explain heart attacks in young people, women and certain ethnic groups.
Our new study has found that people who suffer from severe mental illness are at a much higher risk of dying from preventable diseases and conditions.
Previously, a person would be diagnosed with high blood pressure if their systolic reading was 140mmHg. But it's recommended this threshold be lowered to 130mmHg, which will do more harm than good.
Drinking one unit of alcohol reduces your life expectancy by 15 to 30 minutes.
Sugar taxes fail to tackle the root of the problem -- the production and marketing of foods that cause chronic disease.
Most men, women and children in Canada exceed the tolerable upper limits of salt for their bodies. Consumers need to understand how much salt is too much -- to avoid hypertension and heart disease.
The growing list of alcohol-related diseases includes bowel cancers, mouth and oesophageal cancers, breast cancers, heart disease, respiratory infections and mental health problems.
College students may think they are living a fit life, but a recent study adds to growing research that suggests that many students are developing risk factors for heart disease.
Too much refined sugar in your diet is not just a risk factor for obesity and diabetes, it also increases your chances of heart disease.
Four in five of us have a "biological" age older than our real age, which means we have at least one risk factor that is higher than the number set as “normal”.
Canada's female scientists are superstars in their fields yet most Canadians have never heard of them. On International Day for Women in Science, it's time to give them the recognition they deserve.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women globally. And yet women's symptoms and risk factors are less well recognized, and they receive less in-hospital care, than men.
As 'Heart Month' kicks off across North America, a cardiovascular researcher explains how the neighbourhood you live in can affect your risks of heart disease.
Current cholesterol tests in the UK are outdated and are putting lives at risk.
Taking more exercise is a New Year's resolution to stick to. Exercise reduces risks of depression, cancers, heart disease, stroke and sudden death.
Stress has subtle, underlying effects on almost every part of the body, including the heart, gut and immune system.