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Wine is safer than beer at minimising risk of heart condition

During the first 100 days of COVID-19 people in the US being monitored for heart problems experienced fewer episodes of arrhythmia than before the pandemic. The fall was greatest where the pandemic hit hardest.

Drinking less than six Australian-standard glasses of alcohol a week is associated with the lowest risk of developing atrial fibrillation, but not all alcohol is created equal, new research from the University of Adelaide shows.

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$3 million for congenital heart disease research

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More than $3 million has been awarded to the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute to identify the predisposing conditions and potentially modifiable factors that can substantially reduce the risk of congenital heart defects. The funding is from the Federal Government’s Medical Research Future Fund’s (MRFF) Cardiovascular Health Mission to boost research into heart disease and stroke. The funding will allow further critical research on understanding the range of factors that contribute to congenital heart defects affecting the lives of many children.

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