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Gilded patches can now aid the growth of heart tissue. Findingthenow

Using nano gold to patch up broken hearts

Gold is one of our most valuable commodities but its use extends far beyond jewellery and gold bars. It’s a conductive material and is helping us to develop new medical innovations such as specialised…
It’s a numbers game: warning of heart attack risk is reassuring but misleading. Flickr/ansik

Regulator still falling short over painkiller warnings

Millions of people use diclofenac, an over-the-counter painkiller, to relieve pain and inflammation caused by arthritis, backache and other conditions. But on Friday, the UK medicines regulator, the Medicines…
Are women are more likely to survive broken heart syndrome? Gabriela Camerotti

A broken heart has some truth to it after all

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy – the strange heart condition that may shed some light on some anecdotal tales about broken hearts.
Older people who are obese more likely to suffer from stiffened arteries and an increased risk of heart disease than younger people, a study suggests. Clara Molden/PA

Obesity in middle age more likely to harden arteries

Too much body fat in middle age increases hardening of arteries, according to a new study by researchers at Imperial College…
Intestinal bacteria of meat eaters feed on a nutrient found in red meat to produce a compound which can clog arteries. Image from

Nutrient in red meat linked to heart disease

A nutrient found red meat may increase the risk of heart disease when it interacts with the bacteria in the human gut, according…
Venous thromboembolism is the fifth leading cause of death in Australia. Image from

Explainer: what is deep vein thrombosis?

Living in Australia, we’re used to flying long distances. So you’ve probably wondered about the risk of developing a deep vein thrombosis. Perhaps you’ve even considered buying some pressure stockings…

Microbubbles may help detect heart disease

Microbubbles could be used as a less invasive method of detecting heart disease or a risk of stroke before they become serious…
Around the world, cancer and heart disease are the dominant causes of death, with deaths from infection falling. AAP

Global study finds we’re living longer, but with more illness

Australians may be living longer, but the growing incidence of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and back pain mean we’re spending…

Smoking lowers ‘good cholesterol’

A molecular process in smoking-related heart disease has been linked to a chemical in cigarettes called benzo(a)pyrene, or…
We all know obesity increases our risk of chronic disease, but how does excess fat actually affect our body?

Explainer: how does excess weight cause disease?

OBESE NATION: It’s time to admit it - Australia is becoming an obese nation. Today we launch a series looking at how this has happened and, more importantly, what we can do to stop the obesity epidemic…
Hundreds of cases of serious heart defects in newborns are missed in Australia each year. AAP/Victorian Department of Health

Simple test for heart defects in babies should be routine

Newborn screening for life-threatening congenital heart defects using pulse oximetry - a simple, low-cost test - is the most…
Sperm is injected into an egg cell using a microscope at an IVF clinic. EPA/Waltraud Grubitzsch

IVF babies at greater risk of heart problems in later life

Babies born through IVF procedures are at greater risk of developing heart problems, according to research that suggests…

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