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Sleep and your heart

Sleep and your heart

Looking for an excuse to sleep more? You’re in luck. 

Recent research suggests that getting too little sleep can be bad for your heart.

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Escaping the winter chill for a holiday? Read these tips for staying active.

Escaping the winter chill for a holiday? Read these tips for staying active.

Winter is well and truly upon us. So what better way to celebrate than by booking a holiday somewhere hot and tropical (or cold and frosty if that’s your thing)? If you’re lucky enough to be taking a break to escape or embrace the winter chill, it doesn’t mean your exercise routine needs to be kicked to the curb. A little more preparation may be required but keeping active on your holidays can be easy (and fun).

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Meet the Team: Professor Paul Pilowsky

Meet the Team: Professor Paul Pilowsky
Professor Paul Pilowsky came to the HRI in 2013 when he founded the High Blood Pressure Group. The Group has grown considerably and now also includes a large number of students who have contributed to its success.
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All ironed out

All ironed out

One of the most important (and poorly understood) minerals in human physiology is iron (Fe).
So precisely what are the main functions/roles of iron in the human body?

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Pancakes with Yoghurt, Honey and Fruit

Pancakes with Yoghurt, Honey and Fruit
Supplied by Kate Freeman, Nutritionist assisting The Heart Research Institute
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