Health Star Rating website relaunched The troubled Health Star Rating website was relaunched by the Australian Government over the weekend. This is the second iteration of the Health Star Rating website...

The Heart Foundation is concerned that Australians are eating more cakes than fruit More than two thirds (68 per cent) of Australian adults are eating biscuits and cakes daily compared with 58 per cent...

Cutting salt could prevent 5,800 heart attacks Cutting Australia’s salt intake could prevent an estimated 5,800 heart attacks, the National Heart Foundation of Australia has said. The Heart Foundation...

KFC is encouraging its customers to ask for less salt Fast food giant KFC has launched a national initiative as part of World Salt Awareness week where it will encourages its customers to reduce their...

Heart Foundation appoints new CEO The National Heart Foundation of Australia has appointed former Victorian SES Chief Mary Barry as the charity’s new National CEO. Ms Barry takes over from Dr Lyn Roberts...

Heart Foundation: Pizza makers "mislead" consumers An analysis of takeaway pizzas, including those from major Australian chains, supermarkets and gourmet independent outlets, showed more than...

A third of Australians have “unmanaged” high blood cholesterol, and one in five adults with diabetes do not know they have the condition, according to the results of a biomedical survey for chronic...

A cup of beetroot juice a day may help reduce blood pressure, according to a study published in April 2013 in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. The study, which was funded by the British...

Australia’s National Heart Foundation has challenged a new book about the ‘dangers’ of eating vegetable oils. The book, ‘Toxic Oil’, published today by Penguin Books Australia by lawyer David...

Three of Australia’s  foremost health organisations have combined forces to target consumers against sugar-sweetened beverages. The ‘Rethink Sugary Drinks’ TV campaign launched yesterday by the...