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Spicing Up Your Meals Might Extend Your Life August 04, 2015

Regularly eating chili peppers, other hot foods linked to lower risk of death during study period

Women and Blacks Fare Worse After Heart Attacks: Study August 03, 2015

Disparities in care may be one reason for the differences, researchers say

More Progress Needed To Get Stroke Patients Rapid Care July 31, 2015

Study finds transport time to specialized center was sometimes longer than two hours

Do Sporty Teen Girls Live Longer, Healthier Lives? July 31, 2015

Exercise from 13 to 19 cut odds for early death from cancer and all causes, researchers say

Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk July 30, 2015

Study finds no increased risk among nonsmokers

New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglyceride Blood Fats: Study July 29, 2015

But it's not yet ready for standard care

Implanted Defibrillators Restore Healthy Heart Function to Many: Study July 29, 2015

Findings underscore need to repeatedly check up on patients who get these devices, researcher says

Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors July 28, 2015

Study finds diabetes, smoking and obesity also affect brain areas tied in memory

Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble July 27, 2015

Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death, study says

FDA Wants to Strengthen Sugar Labeling July 24, 2015

Adding 'percent daily value' would help consumers avoid unneeded, harmful calories, agency says

When Bystanders Give CPR Right Away, Lives Are Saved, Study Shows July 21, 2015

Starting rescue efforts for victims of cardiac arrest before ambulance arrives boosts survival

Antibiotic May Lower Effect of Some Blood Thinners July 21, 2015

Doctors should closely monitor patients who have to take these drugs together, expert says

Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Than Whites: Study July 20, 2015

This often-deadly malfunction of heart's electrical system also tends to occur earlier in black people

Insured Americans Up to 3 Times Likelier to Get Preventive Care: CDC July 16, 2015

Type of coverage doesn't matter, researchers say

Aspirin Use Common Among Americans With Heart Trouble July 16, 2015

CDC finds older people, white men most likely users of the drug endorsed for heart health

Secondhand Smoke Tied to Raised Stroke Risk in Study July 15, 2015

Odds of brain attack boosted by 30 percent, researchers say

Wildfires May Spark Heart Hazards for Miles Around July 15, 2015

Fine-particle pollution linked to cardiac arrests, heart attacks, study finds

Hospitalization Rates Jump Near 'Fracking' Sites: Study July 15, 2015

Researchers suggest exposure to toxins, high noise levels may help explain link

More Evidence a Healthy Diet Can Lower Risks of Heart Disease, Cancer July 14, 2015

Poor adults with good nutrition had 20 percent lower odds of disease-related death during study period

1 in 6 Americans Too Far From Lifesaving Heart Centers July 13, 2015

Problem affects more rural, poor and Hispanic people, study finds

In Some Ways, Fast Food No Worse for Health Than Full-Service Meals: Study July 10, 2015

Salt, cholesterol consumption higher at sit-down restaurants, researchers find

Uric Acid May Limit Stroke Disability In Women July 09, 2015

But study found no benefit for men, and plan further research

Deaths From High Blood Pressure Should Plummet Under 'Obamacare': Study July 09, 2015

Researchers estimate access to treatment could save 6,000 lives a year

Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries in Middle Age July 08, 2015

But it remains unknown whether these women will have lower rates of heart attack, stroke as they age

Tiny Brain Lesions Linked to Raised Risk of Stroke Death July 07, 2015

Even in those with no symptoms, small damaged areas were tied to greater odds of stroke, study finds

Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span July 07, 2015

Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

Stroke Tied to Long-Term Mental Decline July 07, 2015

Deterioration centers around ability to think, plan, study finds

Wide Variations Seen in U.S. Stroke Care July 07, 2015

Only small percentage of patients receive clot-busting drug or other urgent treatment, study shows

Calcium Scan Can Predict Premature Death Risk, Study Says July 06, 2015

Noninvasive look at arteries may benefit people without obvious heart symptoms

Some People Do Age Faster Than Others July 06, 2015

At 38, the biology of some adults was 20 years older, study finds

Rapid Response Guidelines May Improve Children's Stroke Care July 02, 2015

Researchers report treatment recommendations got kids evaluated faster in ER

Migraine's Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk May Not Be Genetic July 02, 2015

Study suggests non-genetic factors may be what increases risk

Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age July 01, 2015

Study found little difference between menopause types, but black women had less advantage than white

White Men May Get Better Treatment for Abnormal Heartbeat June 30, 2015

Women and minorities with atrial fibrillation less likely to receive standard of care, study says

Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study June 29, 2015

But the research didn't establish a cause-and-effect relationship

Heart Association's Stroke Guidelines Support Clot-Removing Device June 29, 2015

If clot-busting drugs don't work, device can be used to pull the blockage out through the artery

Health Tip: Exercising With Heart Problems June 29, 2015

Consult your doctor first

Noisy Neighborhoods Tied to Higher Stroke Risk June 24, 2015

Study suggests elderly may be even more affected by traffic sounds

Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds June 23, 2015

Age alone should not be a barrier, researchers say

Can Smartphones Interfere With Pacemakers? June 22, 2015

Study finds tiny risk, and users are advised to keep phones away from chest pockets

Anti-Clotting Drug Approved For Angioplasty June 22, 2015

Kengreal prevents blood platelets from accumulating

Even Slightly Elevated Blood Pressure May Pose Problems for Young Adults June 22, 2015

Treatment should begin early to prevent heart trouble, researchers say

Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs? June 18, 2015

Medications may cost as much as $12,000 per person each year

Heart Rate Changes Linked to Sexual Problems in Women June 18, 2015

Preliminary finding could lead to easier way to diagnose dysfunction, expert says

Improved Artificial Heart Valve Approved June 17, 2015

Changes designed to minimize leaks

Many Americans Ill-Informed About Heart Failure: Survey June 16, 2015

Recognizing symptoms is key to effective treatment, cardiologist says

More Research Hints at Chocolate's Heart Benefits June 16, 2015

Study included milk chocolate, but did not prove cause-and-effect

Seeing Their Clogged Arteries Can Spur Healthy Changes in Patients June 15, 2015

Group shown images more likely to stop smoking, eat healthier foods and take meds, study found

FDA Ban on Harmful Trans Fats Expected Soon June 15, 2015

Food companies will likely need to petition government before using partially hydrogenated oils

Educating Stroke Survivors Helps Them Spot Another Stroke Faster June 11, 2015

Program can be especially helpful for minority patients, researchers noted

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