Cardiovascular

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Health & Medicine

Get your heart checked

The recent deaths of high-profile Australians due to suspected heart attacks is a reminder for all of us to check our heart health

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Under the Microscope

What it takes to make a heartbeat

By studying the zebrafish, researchers have discovered how a gene involved in cardiac rhythm works – helping to explain how a heartbeat develops

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More than a high BMI, an ‘obese heart’ is a silent risk

New research shows that fat tissue around the heart releases molecules that alter heart rhythm, identifying potential new targets for preventative therapies for heart disease

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Under the Microscope

Q&A: A new way to treat type 2 diabetes?

The discovery of how a key protein works in your liver to reduce blood glucose levels could lead to a more effective type 2 diabetes drug.

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Health & Medicine

Early cardiovascular disease deaths linked to overweight and obesity are rising

For decades, the rate of people dying of cardiovascular disease has fallen. But continued declines are threatened by rising mortality linked to overweight and obesity – particularly in younger people

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Under the Microscope

Connecting culture and health

Cardiologist Associate Professor Luke Burchill grew up on country, and was inspired by family to study medicine and work in a strengths and solutions-focused approach to Indigenous health

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Health & Medicine

Why a blood donation isn’t just for Christmas

While urgent calls for blood donations spike during the holiday season, people need to be reminded to keep donating in order to prevent chronic shortages

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Health & Medicine

Are declines in cardiovascular disease mortality ending?

Since the 1970s, the number of people dying because of heart disease and stroke has fallen. But there are worrying signs that this decline is slowing in countries like Australia

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Helping people with severe mental illness live longer and healthier

People with severe mental illnesses, like bipolar or schizophrenia, can have a shorter life expectancy, but now researchers say it’s time to focus on reducing that risk

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Health & Medicine

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Under the Microscope

World-first test could predict your risk of a heart attack

Researchers have developed a world-first blood test which improves the prediction of the long-term risk of heart attack in people with severe coronary artery disease

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