From weekend walks with your doctor to free gym memberships, there is a global movement afoot.
Your risk of a heart attack increases 600 per cent within a week of catching the flu. The flu shot decreases that risk, whether you catch the flu or not.
Doctors have long acknowledged heart attacks are more likely to occur in cold weather. But now a major study has confirmed it.
The new Apple Watch is making waves for being able to record an electrocardiogram (ECG) and share it. An ECG can tell you what's going on with your heart.
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.
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.
Mutated bone marrow stem cells could double your risk of having a heart attack.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women globally. And yet women's symptoms and risk factors are less well recognized, and they receive less in-hospital care, than men.
Taking more exercise is a New Year's resolution to stick to. Exercise reduces risks of depression, cancers, heart disease, stroke and sudden death.
Stress has subtle, underlying effects on almost every part of the body, including the heart, gut and immune system.
People generally assume all heart-related death is due to heart attack. But there are differences between cardiac arrest, heart attack and heart failure – and none are synonymous with death.
An expensive drug is hailed as the biggest breakthrough since statins. But there is a cheaper alternative.
To tackle the increasing burden of diabetes in Africa, health systems on the continent need to be strengthened.
Heart disease has long been considered a man's condition. Our ignorance of its impact on women has led to gaps in outcomes for men and women suffering the same condition.
In medical training and practice, gender differences have at last become a vital part of diagnosis and treatment.
A blood pressure test can say a lot about your health, but new research says not all readings are correct.
Many people die of heart disease who don't fit into the traditional risk factors. We're learning the immune system can be to blame.
How stubbing out cigarettes helped to clear the air.
Big data shows that we may need to rethink heart attack treatments.
An Australian trial will give us a clearer picture of whether healthy old people benefit from taking statins to prevent heart disease and stroke.