ARTICLES RELATING TO HEART HEALTH

Upbeat songs could help heart

2009-12-14 12:56

Humming to upbeat songs like Nellie the Elephant while compressing the chest of a heart attack victim could improve a life-saving heart resuscitation technique, scientists said.

7 easy diet tricks

2012-01-17 12:00

Achieve your desired weight, break unhealthy habits & look after your heart with these simple diet tricks!

Air pollution speeds hardening of arteries

2013-04-24 08:23

A study has found that people exposed to higher levels of pollution showed more thickening of heart vessels.

High oestrogen in older women ups dementia risk

2014-01-30 10:35

New research suggests that older women with high levels of the hormone oestrogen may be at a greater risk for dementia, especially if they also have diabetes.

Vitamin D supplements don't lower blood pressure

2013-08-13 08:53

Vitamin D supplementation does not lower blood pressure or improve any other measures of cardiovascular health, according to a new study.

High-fibre diet helps heart too

2013-03-04 09:53

Eating a high-fibre diet does more than promote digestive well-being; it's also good for your heart, an expert says.

Research into benefits of fish oil disappointing

2013-12-17 16:54

Recent research into the potential benefits of fish oil has been largely disappointing, but sales of the supplements have continued to rise.

More doctors starting to favour 'wrist route' to heart: study

2013-06-11 12:38

To open clogged heart arteries, more US doctors are taking a new route and threading a catheter through the wrist, rather than the groin.

Women and heart disease

2009-01-07 00:00

It's not widely known that heart disease kills six times more women than breast cancer.

 

Flu can spark heart attack

2009-09-22 10:52

Heart patients who catch the flu may have more to worry about than just a fever or the sniffles: the virus could also spark a heart attack, new research shows.

7 easy diet tricks

2013-02-18 16:15

Achieve your desired weight, break unhealthy habits & look after your heart with these simple diet tricks!

7 easy diet tricks

2011-08-22 12:00

Achieve your desired weight, break unhealthy habits & look after your heart with these simple diet tricks!

Better diet tied to fewer deaths after heart attack

2013-09-04 11:46

People who ate a healthier diet after a heart attack tended to live longer than those who didn't, a study shows.

Simple maths equals easy weight loss

2013-02-06 00:00

The pleasure of eating a chocolate bar lasts only a few minutes. However, burning off the kilojoules it delivers can take nearly three-quarters of an hour.

10 tips that will save you from heart trouble

2014-02-17 11:03

Eating rubbish? Not exercising? Taking too much stress? You’re setting yourself up for a heart attack. Stop it in its tracks with these easy lifestyle changes.

Space travel alters shape of human heart

2014-03-31 14:02

Astronauts' hearts don't work as hard in space, which can cause a loss of muscle mass. Hearts become more spherical, which could lead to problems.

Taking the plunge for your heart

2014-02-11 15:47

Valentine’s Day might all be about getting your heart pumping but the truth is, the slower your heart beats, the healthier it is.

Weighing up the Ross procedure

2013-02-20 12:46

One of the world's top cardiologists has paid tribute to SA-born heart surgeon Donald Ross at the Sixth World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery.

Do you know your heart age?

2013-09-02 14:41

Your heart age is different from your actual age and can give you a good indication of how healthy your heart is, and whether you need to take action to change your lifestyle habits.

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