Tag Archives: stroke

Sleep on it

A recent study published in the European Heart Journal has found that good sleep patterns offset the risk of heart disease and stroke, even in those who have a genetic predisposition to heart problems. Led by Professor Lu Qi, Director of Tulane University Obesity Research Centre at Tulane University, New …

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Is night time right time for blood pressure meds?

Blood pressure pills offer more protection when taken before bed, a large new study suggests. There is mounting evidence that many different drugs, including heart pills, might work better when taken at specific times of the day and, according to the European Heart Journal, it’s a simple tip that could save …

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Tobacco still big killer but burden is easing

Tobacco use contributed to an estimated 21,000 deaths, or more than one in eight fatalities, in Australia during 2015, according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, ‘Burden of tobacco use in Australia’, used burden of disease analysis to study the impact …

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Obesity plan is nuts

A study across 20 years has revealed substituting half a daily serving of unhealthy foods with nuts may help stave off gradual and age-related weight gain. Increasing nut consumption by just half a serving (14g) a day is linked to less weight gain and a lower risk of obesity, suggests …

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New research grant to stoke stroke innovation

Innovative research with the potential to transform the diagnosis and management of acute stroke is set for a boost, with the Stroke Society of Australasia (SSA) calling for applications for a major new research grant. The inaugural SSA-Boehringer Ingelheim Acute Stroke Research Innovation Grant offers $40,000 to an early-to-mid-stage researcher …

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AF leading cause of CV hospitalisation

Atrial fibrillation (AF), the irregular, rapid heart rate that can cause heart palpitations, fatigue, shortness of breath and death, has overtaken heart failure and heart attacks as the leading cause of cardiovascular (CV) hospitalisation, a South Australian study has found. Researchers analysed data collected over two decades by the Australian …

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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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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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New stroke solution will ‘save lives’

The Australian government is partnering with the Stroke Foundation and Cochrane Australia to revolutionise the translation of medical discoveries into clinical practice. It says doing so will “save lives and improve health outcomes”. It will pilot ‘living stroke guidelines’ in what it claims is a world first. These will accelerate …

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