Eating too much salt is bad for our health. Governments and food manufacturers have a big role to play in reducing the salt content of Australians’ diets.
Fish oil has been promised to provide all sorts of health benefits – from boosting our heart health, protecting our brain and easing arthritis. Here’s how the claims stack up for fish and supplements.
If you try supplements, you still need to eat a healthy diet, exercise, reduce your stress, quit smoking and get enough sleep. Even then, they may still not be enough.
Cardiovascular disease and cancer share many parallels in their origins and how they develop. Nanoparticles offer one potential way to effectively treat both with reduced side effects.
Scientist Doris Taylor explains how she and her team are creating bioengineered human hearts in their lab with the goal of one day eliminating the need for heart transplants.
Most of us are vaguely aware we shouldn’t eat too much red meat, but why? And does the type of meat make a difference?
New research shows low-dose aspirin doesn’t prevent strokes in relatively healthy people aged over 70. And it increased their risk of bleeding on the brain after falls or other injuries.
Gout, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis are all risk factors for heart disease. They all have one thing in common: inflammation.
Many plants contain flavanols – but some contain more than others.
We wanted to find out if the risk of heart disease differs between obesity explained by genetic factors, and obesity mainly influenced by environmental factors, such as lifestyle.
Research shows the key to changing your diet is focusing on changing eating habits and food behaviours, one at a time.
Nine in ten of all deaths in New Zealand are caused by non-communicable diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Better use of research evidence could save lives and healthcare dollars.
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.
CBD isn’t a miracle cure for everything that ails a person – but science shows that it has the potential to help treat a number of health conditions.
We studied 1.4 million people in Sweden who had been treated with beta blockers.
Women are often under-diagnosed and under-treated for heart disease and may be unaware of their specific risk factors. Clinical and research practices need to reflect the diversity of women in Canada.
Yoga’s surge in popularity in the past decade has spurred more research into its effects. The combination of physical movement and mindfulness provides a wide range of health benefits.
Short, frequent walks throughout the day are key to helping prevent the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle.
Shift work throws our circadian rhythm out of whack, which can impact the major systems in our bodies.
An occasional butter board with friends is unlikely to cause any harm.