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.
Jantung sehat adalah impian semua orang.
Pemeriksaan kesehatan jantung memberikan informasi tentang faktor risiko Anda dan memperkirakan seberapa besar kemungkinan Anda terkena penyakit jantung dalam lima tahun ke depan.
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.
Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt speaks with the YELLAKA Dancers at the meeting of the Joint Council on Closing the Gap.
The Closing the Gap dashboard includes data on the 17 socioeconomic targets in the national agreement. But this information isn’t enough on its own to bring real change.
The push for 30km/h speed limits is not about revenue-raising or anti-cars. Even a seemingly small decrease from 40km/h to 30km/h makes a huge difference to the safety and liveability of local streets.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, more smokers are wanting to quit. So how can we best support them?
We found less than half of all eligible foods carried health star ratings, and those that did were skewed towards foods with higher ratings. It’s time to make ratings mandatory.
We don’t yet know if people with asthma are more susceptible to serious outcomes if they get COVID-19. But there’s plenty asthmatics can do to minimise the impact of any viral infection.
Large and small particulates in fire smoke can irritate the the thin lining of the respiratory tract, causing throat irritation, coughing and breathing difficulties.
Bushfire smoke is making it difficult for some people to breathe. Those with asthma are at particular risk, but not everyone with the condition has been diagnosed. Here’s what to look out for.
Media reports tend to focus on people who drown at the beach. But almost as many people drown in rivers and lakes. Where are the safety messages for them?
Migrants are no more at risk of drowning than Australian-born swimmers but you’d never know from media reports.
Women who have had a heart attack are less likely to be given an angiogram (a special X-ray to detect blockages of the heart), rehabilitation, or medication than men.
New research shows women receive sub-optimal care after they have a heart attack and are twice as likely than men to die six months after the attack.
Bottleshops affect the health and well-being of people across the suburb, not just the health of people who buy the alcohol.
There’s growing evidence the location and density of bottleshops influences the health and well-being of locals, particularly in disadvantaged areas.
Kids play and explore. It’s up to us to make sure they can do so safely.
A new study has reported injuries are the greatest cause of death in Australian kids.
Your best option for treating the pain of sciatica is to seek advice, remain physically active, and wait it out.
Prescriptions of the drug pregabalin to treat sciatica have skyrocketed in recent years. But a new study shows it brings only side effects, and not relief for sufferers.
A new analysis published today looks at the salt content of bread products sold in four major supermarkets.
While we’ve been trying to minimise sugar and fat intake, it seems we’ve been overlooking one of the biggest dietary killers of all – salt.
Common over-the-counter drugs such as paracetamol and ibuprofen offer little proven relief for back pain.
Although common, back pain has many causes, and a quick drug fix is not the answer. But there are things you can do to get back on track.
Sometimes people having a mini stroke can experience visual loss, dizziness or vertigo.
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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.
We need protein and calcium, but shouldn’t have too much fat and salt. So what’s the verdict on cheese?
It’s no wonder people are confused about whether it’s good to eat cheese, when even food experts are divided.
People with a chronic illness find it challenging to keep to their medication regime.
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.
The food industry has made the most of our taste for salt by hooking kids from an early age.
Kids are eating way too much salty food even though it leads to high blood pressure in adulthood as well as increased risks of stroke, heart attack and kidney disease.