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Blood pressure link to brain damage

University research has found that higher than normal blood pressure before the age of 50 is linked to more extensive brain damage in later life.

Prevention

Avoid the fat that kills

Removing trans fats from the Australian diet could save 2000 lives and $8 million per year, says the George Institute for Global Health.

Nutrition

Fish oil or snake oil?

The debate over the effectiveness of fish oil supplements flares again with another study concluding they have no effect in protecting people against heart issues.

Podcast

Podcast: Discussing heart health

Every day nearly 50 Australians die from heart disease. That’s right – almost 50!

Health news

Daylight saving linked to heart attack

A study has found that the rate of heart attacks increases by 24 per cent on the Monday following daylight savings switches.

Your Health

What your heart rate means

Understanding your heart rate is an important tool in monitoring your health, fitness and even detecting some medical conditions.

Diseases

Vein and artery problems

There are a number of complications that can occur within your arteries or veins, potentially preventing your organs or limbs from receiving oxygen, essential nutrients and immune support.

News

How your emotions hurt your heart

New research confirms the link between mental stress and the performance of the heart – and indicates that brain activity may predict heart problems.

Medication

The danger of daily aspirin for over-70s

A new study has found that prolonged daily aspirin use increases the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding by at least 60 per cent in people aged 70 and over.

Your Health

Atrial fibrillation explained

Atrial Fibrillation, also known as ‘Afib’, is a condition that causes your heart’s chambers to beat out of sync. It can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke.

Jokes

Friday Funnies: Hearty humour

My grandfather has the heart of a lion … and a lifetime ban from the zoo.

COVID-19

‘Ticking time bomb’ being overlooked

Heart Foundation refers to high blood pressure as a ‘ticking time bomb’ being largely ignored by 99 per cent of Australians.

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