Tag Archives: Heart

Vegetarian diet linked with 22 per cent lower risk of heart disease

By Adam Vaughan Are vegetarian diets better for the heart?Westend61/Getty Eating a vegetarian diet rather than consuming meat has been linked with a significantly lower risk of coronary heart disease. While the environmental case for going vegetarian is unequivocal and powerful, the long-term health impacts of adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet are still poorly… Read More »

NSW lagging on children’s heart surgery

NSW comprehensive children’s cardiac services are falling further behind other states, a leading pediatric surgeon has told a crisis meeting in Sydney. Health workers, administrators and parents are split on a proposed move to cease heart surgery at one of the state’s two premier children’s hospitals – Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick and the Children’s… Read More »

Heart cells’ environment a potentially major factor in heart disease

By William Weir When it comes to heart disease, the health of the scaffold where cardiac cells grow may be a much bigger factor than previously believed. Stuart Campbell, associate professor of biomedical engineering & cellular and molecular physiology, led a team of researchers examined the effects of a diseased extracellular matrix (ECM) — the… Read More »