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A groundbreaking discovery that could affect aging, cancer, and heart disease

In a recent study, a team of Sydney scientists has made a groundbreaking discovery in telomere biology. The study has implications for conditions ranging from...

Will a coffee a day really keep heart attacks at bay?

A recent headline in the Australian newspaper claimed “A short black a day can keep heart attack at bay”: American scientists have unearthed fresh evidence...

Stroke, cancer and other chronic diseases more likely for those with poor mental health

Four million Australians, including our friends, family members, co-workers and neighbors, are living with mental health conditions, including anxiety and depression. A new report out...

5 food tips that could save your life after a heart attack

Every ten minutes in Australia someone has a heart attack. For 17% this will be fatal; the rest get a second chance. If you have...

Moving around every 20 minutes could help heart disease patients live longer

Heart patients are being advised to move around every 20 minutes in a bid to prolong life, according to a study presented at the...

The breakfast of a leading cardiologist

What does a leading cardiologist eat for breakfast? Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Robert Gerszten, MD, is an accomplished cardiologist and researcher whose recent research...

Daily low-dose aspirin doesn’t reduce heart-attack risk in healthy people

Taking low-dose aspirin daily doesn’t preserve good health or delay the onset of disability or dementia in healthy older people. This was one finding from...

Better cardiorespiratory fitness could help you live longer

Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to longer life, with no limit to the benefit of aerobic fitness. Researchers studied 122,007...

How marijuana could harm your heart and blood pressure health

In a recent study, researchers from Georgia State University found that marijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from high blood...

Multivitamins don’t ward off heart disease, stroke

Millions of Americans take multivitamins as a quick fix for the nutrients missing from their diets. Some may think they’re good for heart and brain...