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Every day brings us closer to finding a cure for cardiovascular disease - New Zealand's number one killer. Here is the latest from our research laboratories.

Scientific minds coming together

Scientific minds coming together
HRI researchers Dr Mary Kavurma, Associate Professor Simone Schoenwaelder, Dr Amelia Tomkins and Bradley Tucker attended the ANZMS and AVBS Conference 2017 to share and discuss the latest research in the field.
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How to pump up your iron levels

How to pump up your iron levels
Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency across the globe and can lead to anaemia. In anaemia, added strain is placed on the heart, which can lead to arrhythmia, an enlarged heart or heart failure. So how can you tell if you're iron deficient, and what can you do?
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Stopping atherosclerosis in its tracks

Stopping atherosclerosis in its tracks
A new treatment for atherosclerosis could soon be in sight, with an HRI study finding that progression of the common condition could be slowed using the chemokine binding protein ‘M3’.
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Do joint and muscle aches get worse in the cold?

Do joint and muscle aches get worse in the cold?
The winter chill is often associated with an increase in aches and pains for many older people, particularly in the joints, but also in the muscles. But there are some things that can help reduce pain during the colder months.
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Is walking enough?

Is walking enough?
We all know we need to exercise to stay fit and strong, stave off disease and maintain a healthy weight. Walking leads to a remarkable reduction in the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and premature death from all causes. But is walking enough in terms of the exercise we need?
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