Researchers are working to tease apart how various alcohol types contribute to weight gain and disease risk.
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Research has been inconclusive on the degree to which drinking alcohol leads to the growth of harmful fat. But a new study suggests that beer and spirits are far bigger culprits than wine.
Cardiac rehab is an outpatient chronic disease management program covering exercise, diet, lifestyle and psychosocial elements in hour-long sessions about twice per week over several months.
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Cardiac rehabilitation is a low-cost approach with proven benefits for heart patients, that drastically lowers future cardiac risks. So why do only 10 to 25 per cent of heart patients access it?
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A new study has explored whether cardiovascular risk factors are associated with a higher likelihood of depression.
We all know we should reduce our salt intake, but can you remember why? Knowing might help you cut back.
Clues to solve the paradox have emerged from an unlikely place.
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The words that doctors choose during a consultation – and even the verb tense – can help or hurt a patient dealing with a difficult diagnosis.
Psychological factors are under-recognised as risk factors for heart attack. But research shows the more stress someone is under, the greater their risk of heart disease and death.
One in seven women aged 45 to 74 years are at high risk of a heart attack in the next five years. But there are some things you can do today to reduce your risk of heart disease.
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.
How many X chromosomes you have can affect your health.
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A one-size-fits-all approach may not be best for treating cardiovascular disease. Taking sex chromosomes into account could make for more effective and equitable care.
Contracting heart cells exert forces on their genetic material that affect how they develop.
Heart disease can change the genetic structure of heart cells. Understanding the role that mechanical forces play in these changes could lead to improvements in artificial tissue design.
Our health is affected by the combination of nutrients foods contain.
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We found a greater risk of heart disease with saturated fats from red meat and butter – but a lower risk with saturated fats from cheese, yoghurt and fish.
People who live in Blackpool and other coastal towns have poorer health than average, according to a new report.
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People living in English seaside towns often suffer from higher levels of heart disease and stroke.
A Salvation Army emergency vehicle is set up as a cooling station during a heatwave in Calgary, Alta. on June 30.
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Heat stroke is a danger in extreme temperatures, but a major risk factor for dying during a heat wave is cardiovascular disease and other pre-existing health conditions.
Doing at least 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week can be enough to reduce or eliminate some of the health harms of poor sleep.
This smart bed can monitor cardiac health without attaching electrodes to your skin.
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The technology used to assess cardiac health made great strides over the 20th century. But it is time to take that technology to the next level.
Unequal access to preventive resources such as healthy foods, a family doctor, health screening and health promotion programs put some groups at increased risk for chronic illness.
While the pandemic has focused the world’s attention on how to prevent infectious disease, many of the lessons learned from COVID-19 prevention can also be applied to chronic disease prevention.
Our research provides clear evidence pro-inflammatory diets are linked to poor health, including heart attacks, bowel cancer and depression.
Governments must take urgent action to prevent noncommunicable diseases from becoming an uncontrollable epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Sugar-sweetened beverage taxation offers a potential solution.
Appropriately designed taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages would result in proportional reductions in consumption.
Without reliable, local and timely data, countries will miss the potential of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation as a public health intervention.
Tension between the government’s economic and public health priorities is preventing stronger fiscal measures to address nutrition-related noncommunicable diseases.