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'Ice Man' Mummy May Have Been at Risk of Heart Disease August 01, 2014

5,000-year-old remains found in Alps glacier contain DNA indicating increased cardiovascular risk

Some Jobs Harder on the Heart Than Others, Report Finds July 31, 2014

But having to search for work may be just as stressful, unhealthy, researchers add

Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes July 31, 2014

Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says

Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows July 15, 2014

But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged

Even Moderate Drinking Might Raise Odds for Irregular Heartbeat July 14, 2014

But the finding held true for wine and liquor only, not beer, researchers note

A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good for Your Heart After All July 11, 2014

New gene-focused review suggests that cutting down on drinking is always heart-healthy

Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds July 10, 2014

Anger didn't seem to have an effect, researchers noted

More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review July 08, 2014

Class of drugs that includes naproxen linked to increased chance of heart attack, stroke, but finding not conclusive

Experts Reject Routine Screening for Narrowed Neck Arteries July 07, 2014

Widespread testing in healthy adults would lead to too many unnecessary follow-up procedures, panel says

Latest Study Finds No Link Between Testosterone Supplements, Heart Attack July 02, 2014

Finding runs counter to some prior reports; much larger trials are needed, experts say

After Stroke, Spouse May Also Need Care June 26, 2014

If couple disagrees about recovery rate, partner can become depressed, study finds

Heart Monitoring May Prevent Some Strokes, Study Suggests June 25, 2014

Irregular heartbeat that causes some attacks is often tough to detect, doctors say

Testosterone Products Must Warn About Risk of Venous Clots: FDA June 20, 2014

Announcement comes as agency continues broader review of the popular supplements' effects on heart

Rising Stroke Rate for Blacks in South Carolina, Study Finds June 19, 2014

Increase in stroke risk factors such as diabetes and high blood pressure may be to blame, researchers say

Stroke Prevention for Women: Start Early June 17, 2014

As new guidelines take hold, doctors are focusing on cutting risk at a younger age

Study Questions Use of Beta Blockers Before Heart Bypass Surgery June 16, 2014

But at least one specialist says the finding shouldn't alter current procedures

Diets Rich in Protein May Help Protect Against Stroke June 11, 2014

Study found lean animal proteins like fish showed most benefit

Insulin-Metformin Combo Tied to Poorer Survival in Diabetes Study June 10, 2014

Other experts dispute the study's conclusions

More Hispanics Took Heart Meds After Medicare Part D Launch June 02, 2014

But only small increase was seen among black patients during same period, study found

There's No 'Obesity Paradox' for Stroke, Study Finds June 02, 2014

Earlier findings suggesting that extra weight might be protective don't stand up, researchers say

Heart Risks Depend on Which Blood Pressure Number Is High: Study May 30, 2014

Researchers also discovered lifetime heart risks were greater even with medications to treat the condition

More Americans Working to Control Blood Pressure, Cholesterol: CDC May 29, 2014

But rates for these and other heart-healthy habits still fall far short of goals, agency says

Size of Brain Aneurysm Doesn't Predict Chances of Rupture: Study May 23, 2014

Smoking may be a greater risk factor, researchers report

Losing Weight at Any Age May Help the Heart May 21, 2014

Dropping excess pounds -- even in middle-age or later -- linked to better heart health, study finds

Sleep Apnea Linked to Raised Stroke Risk in Women, Too May 20, 2014

Later onset of the sleep disorder may have led to an underestimation of women's risk, study suggests

Exercise Aids in Stroke Recovery May 20, 2014

Regular activity, such as walking, afterwards improves memory and quality of life, suggest experts

People With High Blood Pressure Often Have a 'Salt Tooth' May 16, 2014

Small new study suggests that some may have an unhealthy preference for saltier food

Migraines Linked to Increased Risk of 'Silent Strokes' May 15, 2014

Treating migraines might reduce stroke risk, researchers suggest

There May Be Such a Thing as 'Too Much Exercise' May 15, 2014

Research suggests that moderate activity might be best for people with pre-existing heart disease

Prescription Drug Use Continues to Climb in U.S. May 14, 2014

CDC report says most common medications are for heart disease and high cholesterol

Counseling Urged for Obese People at Higher Odds for Heart Disease: Experts May 12, 2014

Talking over strategies for exercise, healthy diet can give individuals the motivation they need, panel says

Know the Signs of Stroke May 10, 2014

Follow the FAST rule, experts advise

Exercise Crucial for Women's Heart Health After 30, Study Finds May 09, 2014

Australian researchers, using long-term data, find physical inactivity the most likely predictor of heart disease in women

Zontivity Approved For People at High-Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke May 08, 2014

Drug designed to reduce blood clots

Fruits and Veggies May Lower Stroke Risk May 08, 2014

Aim for at least four to five a day, experts advise

Daily Aspirin Regimen Not Safe for Everyone, FDA Warns May 06, 2014

It may cause more harm than good in those who have not experienced heart problems or stroke

Southeastern States Have Highest Rates of Preventable Deaths May 01, 2014

Modifiable risk factors could help combat scourges like heart disease, cancer, CDC says

Pot Smoking May Pose Heart Dangers, Study Suggests April 23, 2014

But some believe the study is flawed

Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care April 23, 2014

Studies looked at improvements in ER, specially equipped ambulance that could deliver clot-busting drug

A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy April 23, 2014

Less than a glass a day may also help the heart in those who already have kidney disease, researchers found

Certain Type of Brain Malformation May Be Best Left Alone April 22, 2014

Saying no to surgery, radiation tied to better outcomes in study of abnormal brain connections

Thinking, Memory Problems Tied to Blockages in Neck Artery April 21, 2014

Researcher suggests more aggressive treatment might be warranted

Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults April 16, 2014

But at the same time, rates of diabetes have more than tripled, researchers report

Certain Prescription Painkillers Tied to Higher Risk of Irregular Heartbeat: Study April 09, 2014

Dutch researchers looked at rates of atrial fibrillation and NSAID use in older adults

Stroke Often Missed in ERs, Study Finds April 07, 2014

Women, minorities and younger adults most likely to be misdiagnosed

Stem Cells Show Promise for Stroke Recovery April 07, 2014

Early study found they can be safely transplanted into the brain; 2 patients showed significant improvement

Beans, Lentils, Peas: Your Recipe for Lower Cholesterol? April 07, 2014

Review of 26 studies finds one serving per day tied to healthier arteries, especially in men

Insomnia May Raise Stroke Risk, Especially for Younger Adults April 03, 2014

Researchers in Taiwan found strongest connection among people younger than 34

Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study April 03, 2014

But getting antiviral meds to treat painful rash lowers chances of brain attack, researchers add

Exercise, Diet May Help 'Pre-Diabetics' Dodge Heart Disease Death April 03, 2014

Study followed Chinese people with high blood sugar for more than two decades