Obesity is itself a disease, in addition to contributing to the onset and progression of other conditions such as diabetes, heart attack and stroke.
Obesity is a disease that shares several characteristics with cancer, but does not get the same society-wide recognition of its disease status, so people with obesity are less likely to get treatment.
Your chest tightens, like an elephant is sitting on it. Pain streaks down your arm and you break out in a cold sweat. You feel light-headed and you’re pretty sure you’re having a heart attack. So when…
Clopidogrel is prescribed to prevent subsequent heart attacks.
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Nearly two in every three British south Asians were found to have a genetic marker that makes the common drug less effective.
A smartwatch-like devices can detect increases in a protein called troponin – a signature of a heart attack.
Many people with long COVID experience persistent debilitating symptoms like fatigue and brain fog. But a few develop more life-threatening and lasting damage to their heart and brain.
Heart-healthy approaches to eating include the Mediterranean diet, the DASH diet and the Portfolio diet.
Research shows the key to changing your diet is focusing on changing eating habits and food behaviours, one at a time.
Inflammation of the heart (shown here), known as myocarditis, can be triggered by viral infection, including COVID-19, as well as from COVID-19 vaccination, in rare cases.
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Parsing the risk of myocarditis from viral infection versus vaccination is challenging, and researchers are intensely studying the various factors that are at play.
High blood pressure has no symptoms, so you could have it and not be aware.
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Nearly half of all Americans ages 20 and up have high blood pressure. Yet research shows that most people in the US don’t know the cutoff numbers for healthy blood pressure.
The post hoc fallacy is one of the most common errors in thinking we are susceptible to when trying to make sense of events.
The increased risks of heart attack and stroke after COVID shown in a recent study, could drive a new pandemic of heart disease over coming years.
Until recently, most biomedical studies did not consider sex or gender.
Biomedical studies have traditionally used male animals and men as research subjects. That is a problem for everyone because for many diseases, there are sex differences in how they affect people.
Melatonin may play a role in protecting people who have had a heart attack, but the evidence is still unclear.
Psychological factors are under-recognised as risk factors for heart attack. But research shows the more stress someone is under, the greater their risk of heart disease and death.
One in seven women aged 45 to 74 years are at high risk of a heart attack in the next five years. But there are some things you can do today to reduce your risk of heart disease.
Changing clocks twice a year may be more than just a biannual annoyance.
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By altering the body’s internal clock, ‘springing forward’ may contribute to an increase in heart attacks and strokes.
Shane Warne celebrates during a match at the MCG in December 2006.
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Shane Warne’s untimely death from a suspected heart attack has prompted some people to consider their own heart health and what improvements they can make.
It’s a love song cliché and a Hollywood staple, but your heart really might race or skip a beat when you feel love and attraction.
Half of people with heart failure have a type called preserved ejection fraction.
Heart failure patients who took this drug were 22% less likely to die from heart-related causes.
A new study shows that the more physically active a person, the more calcium build-up they have in their coronary arteries.
COVID can cause heart inflammation, abnormal heart rhythms, blood clots in the legs and lungs, stroke, and heart failure.