Concussion doesn’t just affect the brain, but the whole body. The interaction of the ‘heart-brain axis’ means that as the brain works to heal its injury, it puts extra stress on the heart.
Cancer screening and other routine primary care can help address inequities if we choose to leave the unfair status quo behind.
Isometric exercises are great for your heart, joints and physical function in daily life.
This common heart condition puts you at increased risk of having a stroke, especially if you also have high blood pressure. But our new research shows what you can do to lower your risk.
What’s the relationship between high blood pressure and kidney disease, and how can they be prevented?
The science behind why crossing your legs while sitting could be detrimental to your health.
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.
Tiny fluctuations in the time between each beat of your heart can provide clues about how much stress your body is experiencing.
Improving diabetes care in South Africa requires strong will and support from health authorities, introduction of clinical information systems, the use of technology and digital solutions.
It has long puzzled researchers why Latinos seem to have lower rates of heart disease than their non-Latino counterparts, even though they have higher risk factors for heart disease.
As a laureate professor in nutrition and dietetics, people often ask me what I eat. Here are four plant-based foods I have on my weekly grocery list.
Living next to a highway is not great for health, but a new study shows that running air filters indoors can remove tiny particles of pollution and lower blood pressure.
Who knew that black licorice had a dark side? A scientist explains when this treat becomes a threat.
Decolonising medicine will create a fairer healthcare system for all.
Although they remain untested as a treatment, this suggests these drugs could be used as a therapeutic against the coronavirus.
Reducing maternal deaths in developing countries relies on the ability of health systems to swiftly identify and manage women at high risk.
A molecule responsible for lowering our blood pressure also helps coronavirus get into our cells and replicate. And it occurs more in men than in women.
Measure your blood pressure at home, check in with your GP, and keep an eye on your diet and exercise.
The new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, spreads faster than the H1N1 influenza virus and is much deadlier. SARS-CoV-2 is particularly skilled at keeping cells from calling out for help.
For most medicines, it doesn’t matter when you take them. But others work best at particular times.