Tag Archives: heart disease

Men living alone have problems taking Warfarin

Men living alone have more difficulty taking the blood thinning drug Warfarin than women, according to research presented this week at the 2019 World Congress of Cardiology. Dr Anders Bonde from Gentofte University Hospital in Copenhagen said the study suggests men are more dependent on their partner than women when …

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Coles looking out for 21m customers in heart project

Coles is partnering with the Heart Foundation to encourage its 21 million weekly customers to look after their hearts. The partnership comes as Coles deploys automated external defibrillators (AEDs) during June to all the retailer’s 820 supermarkets, to provide rapid aid to customers or team members having a sudden cardiac …

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Surge in support for chronic disease action

Research released this week shows a significant increase in public support for government action on chronic disease. The 2018 Australian Perceptions of Prevention Survey (AUSPOPS) found more than 60 per cent of respondents supported a large role for government in maintaining people’s health, up from 46 per cent in 2016. …

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Funds to fight Australia’s biggest killers

The Heart Foundation has today welcomed the announcement by Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, to invest a further $4 million to tackle two of Australia’s biggest killers – heart disease and stroke. “Minister Hunt has clearly placed prevention on the government’s agenda for 2019, and we applaud him for that,” …

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Hours are yours

A fundraising campaign by TerryWhite Chemmart (TWC) and Swisse Wellness has raised nearly $20,000 for heart and lung disease research. The retail campaign raised funds to cover 434 hours of medical research time for charity partner The Common Good. The campaign raised more than $19,000 over two months with $1 …

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Government’s hearty aid

Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced funding of $220 million to help tackle heart disease and stroke. The funds, awarded under the government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), will be invested in a 10-year ‘Mission for cardiovascular health’ and support Australian researchers to make fresh discoveries, develop a global …

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Medicare for heart health checks

Medicare-funded heart health checks will be introduced for all Australians at risk of heart disease following the success of the Show Some Ticker campaign to tackle the deadly condition. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the service on Sunday, with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten agreeing to support the service shortly after. …

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Study raises screening call

Young children with complex congenital heart disease (CHD) and their families face reduced quality of life, according to a study1 by medical researchers from UNSW Sydney and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. “The findings are striking and highlight the significant challenges children with complex CHD and their families face,” study author …

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