A blood pressure test can say a lot about your health, but new research says not all readings are correct.
While we must put in place effective measures to protect against the malicious use of personal data, not using the information collected about Australians comes at a cost.
An Australian trial will give us a clearer picture of whether healthy old people benefit from taking statins to prevent heart disease and stroke.
Child support grants are an income resource that enables caregivers to make healthier food choices and provide the means to send their children to school earlier.
We need to eat a healthy diet, do some exercise and avoid stress rather than blame saturated fat for heart disease, says a recent editorial. But does the evidence stack up?
Using electronic medical records may be a better way to treat those at risk of heart disease than treating everyone or treating only known 'at risk' groups.
A perfect storm of risk factors makes January the deadliest month for cardiovascular disease.
Leaving school early more than doubles your risk of heart attack, according to a new Australian study.
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.
Improvements in education and vascular health are likely partly responsible for a sharp decline in dementia over the past few decades. The trend may continue, if we also address obesity and diabetes.
Misreporting on the ongoing debate is likely to lead to more deaths from cardiovascular disease.
Marketers take advantage of the fact that children sometimes can't recognise the difference between product placement and advertising.
Despite the increase in cardiovascular disease in the developing world, not enough is being been done to improve public awareness of the benefits and harms of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ fatty acids.
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.
Men often experience a heart attack as a crushing sensation on their chest, but women are more likely to have flu-like symptoms. Why do we only know about the male symptoms?
Canada is the latest country to see a decline in rates of overweight and obesity. Does that mean anti-obesity strategies are starting to work?
It's known that Montmorency cherry juice improves sleep, gout symptoms and muscle recovery after exercise. The latest research shows that it can also reduce blood pressure.
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.
Rising temperatures affect people living in the developing world differently to those living in Europe and North America.
Experts from around the world are in the US to discuss the scientific, ethical and governance issues linked to human gene editing. Here are five reasons they shouldn't ban research in the field.