Articles of interest

  By Grant McArthur, Herald Sun AUSTRALIANS with type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to suffer sudden cardiac death than the reset of the population, a grim new report has found. The 1.5 million Australians now living with type 2 diabetes are also wiping almost a decade...

  VicHealth Executive Manager of Programs Kirstan Corben said while it’s not easy to make and maintain New Year’s resolutions, there are some simple steps towards making lifelong healthy changes. “It’s so true that being healthy is easier said than done. People often put a lot of...

  By Mary Caldwell for the AJC A new study recently revealed that heart attack care is alarmingly unequal for women when compared to men. Researchers found that many women who have had the most serious type of heart attack − where the coronary artery is completely blocked −...

By Anicka Slachta A newly published article in the Journal of Women’s Health by Pejman Raeisi-Giglou, DO, and colleagues examined advances in women’s cardiovascular care over the past 10 years, highlighting the most significant accomplishments and pointing out persisting gender gaps. These are 10 key points from their...

In this episode of the Australian TV show 'Catalyst', heart surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp shares the story of Del Nash, who experienced a massive heart attack three years ago caused by Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD), a rare emergency occurrence where a tear forms in...

By Sam McKeith, Associate Editor, HuffPost Australia A survey of more than 10,000 Australian women has found 60 per cent of those polled consider themselves overweight. The major survey by women's health organisation Jean Hailes also found 40 per cent of respondents have been professionally diagnosed with depression or anxiety. It...

Light to moderate drinking can lower your overall risk of premature death and, specifically, your odds of dying from heart disease, a new study reports. Moderate drinkers -- men who have one or two drinks a day, and women who have one drink a day --...

By Ana Sandoiu More and more people turn to e-cigarettes thinking that they are a safe alternative to conventional tobacco-based cigarettes. But are they really? A new study investigates. Researchers from West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown set out to examine the impact of acute and long-term exposure...

By Bernadette Melnyk / The Conversation “Everything in moderation.” It’s a common justification made for behaviors that may fall outside the realm of healthy. Whether it’s a drink or two or indulging in a favorite dessert, consuming small quantities, rather than abject abstinence, is a more palatable and acceptable option...

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