California’s Central Valley has some of the worst fine particle pollution in the U.S. due to farming and other sources.
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Reducing particle pollution can save thousands of lives, but states need more data to inform better controls. An atmospheric scientist explains what data and actions are needed.
Western Australia has introduced a limit on ham in school canteens. Here’s what has changed and the evidence it’s based on.
There is an urgent need to start a conversation with Canadians to improve awareness of women’s heart health.
It’s important for women to not only be aware of their risk for heart disease, but also how they can be proactive and make informed decisions regarding their heart health at all stages of life.
Large industrial facilities like this oil refinery outside Houston are major sources of fine particulate air pollution.
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On Feb. 7, 2024, the EPA strengthened the federal limit for annual levels of fine particulate air pollution, or PM2.5. Many serious health effects have been linked to PM2.5 exposure.
Weight loss can seem like an impossible, unachievable task. But you don’t need to lose a lot of weight to start noticing the health benefits.
Electrocardiograms, or ECGs, record the electrical activity of your heart.
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Heart rates that are too slow or too fast can sometimes be lethal. Medical implants can help the heart get its rhythm back.
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.
Identifying the commonalities between cardiovascular disease and cancer could lead to improved treatments for both.
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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.
A ‘ghost heart’ is a pig’s heart prepared so that it can be transplanted into people.
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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.
Two-and-a-half cups of green tea contain the recommended daily amount of flavanols.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Since 2018, it has been legal in the U.S. to use a drug made from purified cannabis-derived cannabidiol – CBD – to treat certain childhood seizure disorders.
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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.