Cocaine and alcohol combine to create a deadly chemical known as cocaethylene.
We found that the key factors behind poor cognitive function were related to levels of education, being a woman, marital status and being poor.
When people lose their speech, they can stop working and friends can drift away. Here's what we can do to help them get the rehabilitation they need.
Societal pressures make it hard for people living in low-income areas to change their ways.
A new study has found a vegetarian diet is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, but linked to an increased risk of stroke. This is how we should – and shouldn't – interpret the results.
Habitual neck poppers may want to curb their habit.
Smoking-related cardiovascular disease like heart attack and stroke results in 11,400 people being sent to hospital and 6,400 people dying in Australia each year, new research shows.
A new French study shows people who regularly work ten-hour days have a 29% greater risk of having a stroke than their peers. Long hours also affect your relationships, sleep and mental health.
Heart disease and stroke is the leading cause of death for Australian women. There are many risk factors for heart disease, but one we don't pay enough attention to is poor mental health.
All around the world, women are living longer than men. While women are born with some early advantages, there are lifestyle factors that men can modify to improve their lot.
The absence of Indigenous Australians in rehabilitation services has created the belief they don't want therapy. The reality is they want services which better meet their cultural needs.
The story of the first thrombectomy in Europe by the surgeon who performed it.
From weekend walks with your doctor to free gym memberships, there is a global movement afoot.
A new study has found one type of concentrated fish oil supplement reduces the risk of heart attacks and stroke among people with heart disease. But these findings apply to a certain group of people.
How a price-hiking "meat tax" could prevent 220,000 deaths and save more than US$40 billion in health care costs around the world every year.
A 17-year-long study finds that a Mediterranean-style diet reduces stroke risk in women by more than a fifth.
Taking low-dose aspirin daily doesn't delay the onset of disability in healthy older people. Nor does it prevent heart attack or stroke in those who hadn't experienced either condition before.
Over the past 16 years, GPs have got much better at diagnosing and treating people with atrial fibrillation. And it's saving lives.
New guidelines for high blood pressure lower the numbers to define and diagnose high blood pressure. Here are some things you need to know, including how to make sure you get an accurate reading.
A new study has found too few Indigenous people are getting health checks, despite their elevated risk of heart problems.