Tag Archives: Heart Foundation

Warning: the ‘flunami’ is still on its way

2019 has proven to be one of the worst flu seasons on record, with over 228,000 confirmed cases in Australia, according to the Immunisation Coalition. Experts have expressed their concerns in regard to increased risk of heart attacks due to the enormous amount of influenza cases that have seen 486 …

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Full fat milk, yoghurt and cheese receives a tick

Based on a substantial review of current research, the Heart Foundation now recommends unflavoured full-fat milk, yoghurt and cheese as a healthy option for Australians, while the limit on the amount of eggs that can be eaten per week has been raised. “We have removed our restriction for healthy Australians …

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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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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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Heart events costing Australia $6.8 billion

More Australians may be surviving heart attacks. But an increasing number are living with the burden of heart disease. And the economy is feeling the strain. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) includes heart attack and unstable angina. A new series of Heart Foundation reports reveals the total economic cost of ACS …

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AF guidelines out

Australia’s first guidelines for the diagnosis and management of adult patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have been released by the Heart Foundation and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. The Foundation’s Chief Medical Adviser, cardiologist Professor Garry Jennings, says the guidelines are aimed at having a significant impact …

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