Stress has subtle, underlying effects on almost every part of the body, including the heart, gut and immune system.
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.
An expensive drug is hailed as the biggest breakthrough since statins. But there is a cheaper alternative.
To tackle the increasing burden of diabetes in Africa, health systems on the continent need to be strengthened.
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.
In medical training and practice, gender differences have at last become a vital part of diagnosis and treatment.
A blood pressure test can say a lot about your health, but new research says not all readings are correct.
Many people die of heart disease who don't fit into the traditional risk factors. We're learning the immune system can be to blame.
How stubbing out cigarettes helped to clear the air.
Big data shows that we may need to rethink heart attack treatments.
An Australian trial will give us a clearer picture of whether healthy old people benefit from taking statins to prevent heart disease and stroke.
Anti-inflammatory pain killers such as ibuprofen should no longer be available for sale in grocery stores, but instead restricted to pharmacies.
Given our increasing lifespan, we need to better understand how and why the cardiovascular system ages and whether we can slow down the processes involved.
When George Michael passed away last year news reports all over the world announced the cause as heart failure. It's unlikely this really was the cause.
A perfect storm of risk factors makes January the deadliest month for cardiovascular disease.
Christmas holidays can be a risky time for both your bank balance and your state of mind, but there is also some evidence indicating you are at higher risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Leaving school early more than doubles your risk of heart attack, according to a new Australian study.
A collaboration of Australia's leading scientists, clinicians and health organisations announce ten priority policy actions needed for Australia to reach its health targets by the year 2025.
What makes aspirin different to other NSAIDs, used to relieve pain, is its ability to thin the blood. It is used to prevent blood clotting in those at risk of heart disease and stroke.
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?