Heart disease and stroke is the leading cause of death for Australian women. There are many risk factors for heart disease, but one we don't pay enough attention to is poor mental health.
On the whole, we're living longer and healthier lives, thanks to advances in medical care, as well as lifestyle changes. But there are major differences in the health experiences of different groups.
Losing just 5% of weight in people newly diagnosed with diabetes can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
A recent research study found that cheese reduced insulin resistance in prediabetic rat models.
Getting enough exercise to offset the health impacts of sitting might be easier than you think, new research shows.
Smokeless tobacco products cause death and disability yet they are barely controlled in many countries.
Brief exposure to a family of chemicals used as flame retardants early in life can permanently alter fat levels in the blood and liver, raising the risk of liver cancer and heart disease.
Each extra hour of light activity above three hours cuts your risk of heart attack by 15%.
Some of the advice on eggs should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Sexism in cardiovascular research means that heart attacks are often missed in women. And that women are less likely to receive recommended therapies and rehabilitation opportunities.
Both diets can help to lower cholesterol, but which is better?
At the turn of the century, the greatest threats were posed by infectious diseases today, the biggest threats are posed by lifestyle diseases.
Having children is linked to a greater risk of heart attacks and stroke, but kids aren't completely bad for your health.
Stressful events can permanently damage your heart and increase your risk of death. Scientists have been discovering more about it.
Your risk of a heart attack increases 600 per cent within a week of catching the flu. The flu shot decreases that risk, whether you catch the flu or not.
Doctors have long acknowledged heart attacks are more likely to occur in cold weather. But now a major study has confirmed it.
Recent research suggests that biomarkers for dairy fat are inversely associated with the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Taking low-dose aspirin daily doesn't delay the onset of disability in healthy older people. Nor does it prevent heart attack or stroke in those who hadn't experienced either condition before.
The researchers found a link between sleeping for longer than eight hours a night and getting heart disease or dying prematurely. But they didn't show the sleep duration caused these problems.
The final word on omega 3 supplements and heart health.