Processed foods and sugary drinks are now reaching even the most isolated parts of Latin America, Asia and Africa—upending traditional diets and expanding waistlines. In places like Brazil, this sea change in diet has only added to an already dire situation of rising rates…

Deaths from heart disease among smokers 35+ in England have fallen more than 20% since smoking in public places was banned a decade ago.Heart disease deaths attributable to smoking fell from 32,528 in 2007-2009 to 25,777 between 2013 and 2015, according to data from Public…

Eating a high-carbohydrate diet with little meat and being physically active 6 hours a day has made the Bolivian Amazon’s Tsimané people the population with the world’s healthiest hearts, says a new Lancet study.   Upon examining Tsimané arteries with CT scanners,…

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women globally, yet studies find that women are less likely to receive timely treatment, proper diagnosis and appropriate advice. Overcoming those disparities will be key to improving outcomes for female…

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI)’s $3 billion commitment marks a departure from typical global health funding initiatives, with its focus on basic science rather than applied or translational research into the leading causes of death.   While the $3 billion commitment…

Ischaemic heart disease has emerged as the leading cause of death in the eastern Mediterranean region, having increased by 17.2% between 1990–2013, according to a new analysis of global burden of disease in Lancet Global Health that focuses on health in times of uncertainty…

Each year, more than 1 million babies globally are born with a congenital heart defect—and most require corrective surgery within weeks. Because of a lack of resources and cardiac specialists, many babies in low-income countries go untreated. In Tanzania, for example, only…