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Heart screening could save hundreds from stroke suffering

Why we're leading a global push to introduce screening for atrial fibrillation.
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Latest research shows “good cholesterol” helps diabetics heal

Good cholesterol may stimulate new blood vessel growth in people with diabetes.
The research done today could save the lives of my four children. The research done today could save the lives of my four children.

The research done today could save the lives of my four children.

Janelle's family has a history of heart disease. Today’s research is tomorrow’s cure.

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Prevention

90 per cent of Australians have one modifiable risk factor for heart disease. We're investing in a future free from cardiovascular disease. 

Detection

Cardiovascular disease affects 2 in 3 families and tears families apart. Early detection can mean the difference between life and death. 

Treatment

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Australia, killing 125 people every day. Today's research is tomorrow's cure. 

Did you know?
Australian women are almost three times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer. 1
63% of Australians are overweight or obese. 2
Heart disease now affects 1 in every 6 Australians and 2 out of 3 families. 3

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“Good Cholesterol” Helps Diabetics Heal

Good cholesterol could help protect diabetics from heart disease complications and limb amputations that impact the lives of thousands each year.  “Diabetics have reduced ability to form new blood vessels, putting them at risk of life threatening vascular complications, so to be able to find a potential solution to this problem is very exciting,” says HRI researcher Dr Christina Bursill.

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10 ways to combat boredom eating

Boredom eating can be the difference between successfully losing weight and your body fat not budging at all. Why? Because no matter how nutritionally balanced your meals are, if you’re snacking too much in between your meals, due to boredom (or procrastination or emotion), you’re most likely consuming more food than your body needs.

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Heart screen could save hundreds from stroke suffering

Hundreds of Australians could be spared from stroke each year if people with an irregular heart beat had their condition treated, an Australian-led review claims. The Heart Research Institute is leading a global push to introduce screening for the common heart condition atrial fibrillation which triggers catastrophic strokes.

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1 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2010. Women and heart disease: cardiovascular profile of women in Australia. Cardiovascular disease series no. 33. Cat. no. CVD 49. Canberra: AIHW. 
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of ABS 'Microdata: Australian Health Survey, Core Content—Risk Factors and Selected Health Conditions, 2011–12'. 
3 Heart Foundation Australia 2013. Data and Statistics.