Snapshot of Australia’s health – and COVID’s reach

A government report reveals the nation’s No.1 killer, the scourge of obesity and surprising statistics on coronavirus infections.

Health Checks

What you need to know if you have a family history of heart disease

Family history can be very relevant, but many factors contribute to heart disease, say medical experts.


The ‘condition’ fuelling heart disease worries

Long-term declines in mortality rates for people suffering heart disease and stroke are stalling, researchers say, and they are blaming one key contributing factor.


DASH diet can lower heart failure risk

New research has found that people under 75 can reduce their risk of heart failure by adhering to the DASH diet.


The dietary switch that can lower your risk of heart disease

Substituting healthy plant proteins for red meat lowers risk for heart disease.


Higher egg consumption hikes heart disease risk

Cancel the cheese omelette. There is sobering news for egg lovers.


Push-up capacity linked with lower incidence of heart trouble

Men able to complete more than 40 push-ups have a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared with those that are unable to complete 10 push-ups.


New drug could save thousands of lives, but cost dooms most

The Federal Government is resisting calls to subsidise new drugs that could save thousands of lives.


What too much sugar does to your body

We know that sugar isn’t healthy, but we might not know exactly how bad it is. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll want to make some changes after learning what sugar does to your body.

Health News

Action plan aims to stop Australia’s two biggest killers

The Government on Monday announced a new national action plan to tackle two of Australia’s biggest killers – heart disease and stroke.


Avoiding seafood may put your health at risk: study

Did you know you have a greater risk of dying of heart disease if you avoid eating fish?

Health News

Location of wrinkles linked to deaths from heart problems

Are wrinkles just an inevitable consequence of ageing, or could they signal something more sinister?

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