Virtual reality has been used to treat phobias for many years, but medical researchers have began to discover that it can do so much more than that.
Science is supremely beautiful, but can also be brutal and unforgiving if you stray from the well-worn pathways.
Doctors and other health professionals are too focused on rehab and not enough on secondary prevention.
Atrial fibrillation is a condition that causes a
rapid and irregular heartbeat. The normal heart rate lies between 60 and 100 beats per minute.
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.
Stroke kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer, yet you're unlikely to read much about this condition.
People having a mini stroke can experience a variety of symptoms. The most important are weakness on one side affecting the face, arm or leg – or all three – or speech disturbance.
Without research on primates, we wouldn't be able to understand the human brain – or repair it.
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.
Even for those on statins, a healthy Mediterranean eating pattern has been shown to bring extra benefits.
Stroke patients need therapy to recover, but there are not enough human therapists to meet the need. Can robots help?
Diabetes is a leading cause of death as well as of heart attacks, strokes, amputations, kidney failure, depression and severe infections – all of which themselves contribute to premature death.
Global deaths from heart disease rose from 12.3 million in 1990 to 17.3 million in 2013. Most of the increase occurred in developing countries and in disadvantaged people in developed countries.
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.
New breakthrough in how to test proteins linked to touch and movement could have major implications for strokes, diabetes, spinal injuries and much more.
The reason why some of us can't help but to dance, and others can't hold a beat, might lie in the brain.
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.
As many as one in 50 people are face blind, meaning they can't tell one face from another.
Patients with chronic illness need support and encouragement to take their medications. SMS messaging is a simple, cheap and seemingly effective way to keep them on track.