The exercise elixir:Five ways movement lengthens longevity

The exercise elixir:Five ways movement lengthens longevity

A heart that works better,a brain that defies shrinkage,an immune system that’s more alert – exercise remains one of the most potent “pills” for good health.

  • byPaula Goodyer

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What’s a heart attack? How can you tell if you’re on the edge of one?
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What’s a heart attack? How can you tell if you’re on the edge of one?

One in every 25 deaths in Australia is from heart attack. More than half will be sudden. What are the signs?

  • bySophie Aubrey
Yes,real difference can be made to your heart and health in middle age

Yes,real difference can be made to your heart and health in middle age

If you’ve never exercised,or you’ve lost fitness,massive health benefits can be gained from increasing physical activity levels by just a little bit.

  • bySarah Berry
‘Death by Peloton’? No,but cardio over 50 comes with caveats

‘Death by Peloton’? No,but cardio over 50 comes with caveats

Men of a certain age don’t need to cut cardio altogether,but they do need to ease up a bit.

  • byRichard Holt
Silicon Valley pacemaker hopes to capture Aussie hearts with ASX float

Silicon Valley pacemaker hopes to capture Aussie hearts with ASX float

Australia’s strength in cardiovascular research has drawn this medtech startup Down Under,supported by high-profile financial backers such as Mark Carnegie.

  • byEmma Koehn
‘Reassuringly low’ rates of heart problems in first wave COVID-19 patients

‘Reassuringly low’ rates of heart problems in first wave COVID-19 patients

An ongoing study should be able to next examine the impact of the Delta variant on cardiac health,amid reports cases abroad are showing complications.

  • byMary Ward
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The best way to avoid heart disease? Eat more plants and less meat

The best way to avoid heart disease? Eat more plants and less meat

There is constant squabbling over the virtues of various diets,but a new report makes one thing clear:to reduce cardiovascular disease risk,follow a plant-based diet.

  • byCara Rosenbloom
Kate blamed stress for a racing heart. A smartwatch told her otherwise
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Kate blamed stress for a racing heart. A smartwatch told her otherwise

Technology empowers us with information about our health we’ve never had before. For Kate Bendall,50,it alerted her to a condition that could have led to a stroke.

  • bySarah Berry
How to eat for better heart health – bread and butter included

How to eat for better heart health – bread and butter included

For many of us,bread and butter are among life’s greatest pleasures. And the pairing may be harmful to our heart depending on how we eat it – and how often.

  • bySarah Berry
Researchers using ‘soft robots’ to toughen up artery implants

Researchers using ‘soft robots’ to toughen up artery implants

Scientists are working on a method to “train” new blood vessels grown from a patient’s own cells to make them ready to be implanted in the tough environment of the human body.

  • byStuart Layt
‘Lot of grey’:Global study muddies water on heart benefits of eating fish

‘Lot of grey’:Global study muddies water on heart benefits of eating fish

A major new study has raised questions about whether eating fish helps ward off heart disease.

  • byLiam Mannix