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Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says September 18, 2014

Those who are bereaved may be more likely to develop infections, researchers suggest

FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use September 18, 2014

Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products

Health Tip: Losing Weight After Baby September 18, 2014

Give your body time to recover first

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia September 17, 2014

Never too late to take steps to help avoid the memory-robbing disorder, researchers say

FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety September 17, 2014

Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks

Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective September 16, 2014

Analysis of studies shows almost all strategies have similar outcomes, Canadian researchers report

Some Benefits of Screening Elderly Women for Breast Cancer Questioned September 16, 2014

Mammograms for those aged 69 to 75 could result in overtreatment, researchers caution

Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study September 16, 2014

It's as accurate as current methods, but can also confirm recovery, researchers contend

Older Patients More Likely to Fill Prescriptions for Generic Statins: Study September 15, 2014

Higher use of cheaper types of cholesterol-lowering drugs led to a lower risk of heart problems

Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes September 15, 2014

Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say

Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men September 15, 2014

Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible

Heart Attack Patients Face Greater Death Risk if Any Treatment Step Missed: Study September 15, 2014

British researchers outline 9 critical components of hospital care

Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study September 15, 2014

Some brains appear to compensate for build-up of destructive beta-amyloid plaque, research suggests

Traffic Pollution Linked to Higher Levels of Obesity Hormone September 12, 2014

Findings could help explain association between dirty air, risk for heart disease, researchers say

ER Patients Often Confuse Role of Emergency Contacts September 12, 2014

They aren't the same as medical decision makers in advanced directives, study notes

Salty Foods May Double Smokers' Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis September 12, 2014

About half of raised risk from tobacco tied to interaction with too much sodium, study finds

Diabetics Face Much Greater Risk of Heart Damage, Study Says September 12, 2014

Ultra-sensitive test detects trouble even with normal cholesterol, researchers find

Advanced Dementia Patients Often Given Unhelpful Meds: Study September 11, 2014

Unnecessary prescriptions lead to more side effects, costs for nursing home residents, experts say

Novel Weight-Loss Drug Is Approved September 11, 2014

For obese people or overweight people with weight-related health condition

Cutting Calories May Ease Sleep Apnea in Obese, Study Finds September 10, 2014

Brazilian researchers say calorie restrictions also can lower blood pressure in that group of people

Even a Little Excess Weight Can Boost Blood Pressure: Study September 10, 2014

Researchers find, in 8-week span, that those who gain in the abdomen have highest increase

Study: Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk September 10, 2014

But lifestyle factors play a bigger role, experts say

Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care, CDC Says September 10, 2014

Report finds gaps in basic medical care, vaccines, and vision and hearing screenings

Statins May Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Nerve Damage, Study Finds September 10, 2014

Cholesterol-lowering drugs might protect against damage to small blood vessels, researchers report

Anxiety Medications May Be Tied to Alzheimer's Risk September 10, 2014

Researchers say long-term use of drugs in older adults is a concern

Statins May Help Kids With Genetic Cholesterol Disorder September 09, 2014

Researchers found the earlier they were given, the less arteries hardened in adulthood

ER Visits Up for High Blood Pressure September 09, 2014

But admissions, deaths are down, U.S. study finds

Nine of 10 American Kids Eat Too Much Salt: CDC September 09, 2014

Almost half of daily intake comes from the 10 foods they eat most

Short Walks Can Offset Long Stretches of Sitting September 09, 2014

An hour of sitting can impact arteries in the legs, but even a 5-minute stroll helps, research shows

Health Insurance May Not Be Affordable for All September 08, 2014

Study highlights gaps and unintended consequences of 'Obamacare'

Health Tip: Support Seniors During Hard Times September 08, 2014

Help when you can

Study Links Potassium to Fewer Strokes in Older Women September 04, 2014

But it's not clear if foods rich in this nutrient actually caused the lower risk

Personal Reminders Seem to Boost Mammography Rates September 03, 2014

Signed letter from family doctor generates greater response, study finds

'Angelina Jolie Effect' Prompted More Testing for Breast Cancer Genes: Study September 03, 2014

Women at greatest risk were the ones who sought genetic counseling, researcher said

Skin Cells Used to Create Heart Valve for Growing Kids September 03, 2014

It's the first time an artificial cardiac valve has been made that grows over time, scientists say

Health Tip: Looking for the Right Weight-Loss Plan? September 03, 2014

It should including provisions for keeping the weight off

Daily Exercise May Halve Risk for Heart Failure, Study Says September 02, 2014

Higher levels of activity reap greater benefits, researchers find

Nerve Blocking Procedure Fails to Impress in Weight Loss Study September 02, 2014

Modest reduction not significantly better than diet drugs or other surgeries

No Clear Winner Among Popular Diets, Analysis Finds September 02, 2014

Researchers saw little difference when it came to weight loss after one year

'Spare Tire' May Be Especially Bad for Your Blood Pressure September 02, 2014

Weight gain around the middle was key to rising risk for hypertension, study found

Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain September 02, 2014

But researchers say exercise, education may help overcome deficiencies

Drug Gives 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure, Expert Says September 02, 2014

Experimental medication beat standard treatment at reducing hospitalizations, cardiovascular deaths

Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study September 02, 2014

Still, experts agree there's no one-size-fits-all diet

Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says August 27, 2014

Findings suggest doctors may repeat colonoscopies unnecessarily

Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds August 27, 2014

British researchers report it improved slumber, lowered daytime sleepiness

Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects Blood Pressure August 27, 2014

Researchers also report blood-pressure drug works well at sea level but not at great heights

Heart Studies Don't Reflect Real-World Patients, Study Finds August 26, 2014

Participants are healthier, possibly skewing results

Study: Aspirin Might Work Instead of Warfarin for Deep Vein Clots August 26, 2014

But heart experts say it's not a preferred or ideal choice

Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks August 26, 2014

Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults

Heart Failure Patients Wind Up in ER Too Often: Study August 25, 2014

Finding illustrates need for better outpatient care, researchers say

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