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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

Mental Decline a Risk Factor for Stroke, Study Suggests August 25, 2014

Link may lie in impaired blood circulation to the brain, researchers say

Pigs' Hearts Beat for a Year in Baboons' Abdomens August 20, 2014

Studies may one day lead to use of animal organs for human transplantation

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids August 20, 2014

Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women August 20, 2014

Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

High-Risk Melanomas Often on Head or Neck, Study Finds August 20, 2014

Rate of cell growth may be a key to diagnosis and treatment, an expert says

Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Raise Risk of Falls, Study Says August 20, 2014

Findings counter common beliefs about intensive treatment

Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain August 20, 2014

Suggestions for seniors to stay sharp

Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some August 20, 2014

People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests

When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden: Study August 19, 2014

Brothers often pass on responsibilities to sisters, research contends

Good Neighbors Are Good for Your Heart, Study Says August 19, 2014

People who felt like they were a part of their community had lower risk of heart attack

Implantable Heart Devices Work, Regardless of Race: Study August 18, 2014

Previous research into benefits hadn't included large numbers of minorities

Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds August 18, 2014

Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests August 18, 2014

Screening shouldn't be done when patients have less than a 10-year life expectancy, researchers say

WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak August 18, 2014

Officials stress that transmission of virus requires direct contact with infected person

Study: Vigorous Exercise Seems Safe for Heart Transplant Recipients August 18, 2014

Small trial found intense activity can improve exercise capacity, lower blood pressure

Health Tip: Reducing Your Chances of Heart Disease if You Have Diabetes August 18, 2014

Keep risk factors in check

Severe Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds for Stubborn High Blood Pressure August 15, 2014

The two conditions may be interconnected, study finds

Health Tip: Losing Weight May Help Against Osteoarthritis August 15, 2014

Too much weight can strain joints

Choose Wrinkle Treatments Wisely, FDA Advises August 14, 2014

Scarring, allergic reactions and vision problems among possible side effects

Less Educated Smokers at Greatest Risk for Stroke, Study Finds August 14, 2014

Highly educated smokers seemed less vulnerable to effects of unhealthy habit over 14 years of follow-up

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Drinks at Least 1 Soda a Day: CDC August 14, 2014

Of 18 states surveyed, Mississippi had highest rate with 32 percent of adults downing a daily soda

Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study August 14, 2014

Experts think anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin might help cancer treatments work better

Popular Southern Fare May Harm Your Kidneys August 14, 2014

Study finds fatty, sugary foods raise risk of death linked to organ trouble

Are We Overdoing Salt Restrictions? August 13, 2014

Too little sodium can harm heart, study suggests

High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Better Protect the Elderly: Study August 13, 2014

It might also reduce flu hospitalizations and complications, researchers say

Children Prescribed Growth Hormone May Face Stroke Risk Later: Study August 13, 2014

Parents should discuss pros and cons of treatment with their child's doctor, researchers suggest

Malnutrition Threatens Many U.S. Seniors Seen at ERs August 13, 2014

Depression, dental problems, difficulty buying groceries among most common reasons, study finds

Common Irregular Heartbeat May Pose Risks for Surgery Patients August 12, 2014

People with atrial fibrillation have higher odds for stroke after an operation, study finds

For Heart Attack Survivors, More Exercise Isn't Always Better, Study Says August 12, 2014

Excessive walking, running may lose protective effect

FDA Approves Highly Accurate At-Home Colon Cancer Test August 12, 2014

DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say

Heart Medication Digoxin Linked to Higher Risk of Death for Some August 11, 2014

Increase seen in people with certain abnormal heart rhythms, study finds

Women, Blacks Hit Harder by Heart Disease Risk Factors August 11, 2014

High blood pressure, diabetes play the biggest roles, new research reports

Doctors May Miss Out on Recommending Aspirin Therapy August 08, 2014

Lack of time, uncertainty about benefits among potential reasons why, expert says

Shingles Vaccine Still Effective After Chemotherapy August 08, 2014

Study finds cancer treatment didn't seem to lessen immunization's effects

Mutant Gene Spurs Dangerous Heart Condition in Newfoundland Dogs: Study August 08, 2014

Ridge of abnormal tissue forms below the aorta, restricts blood flow and can cause sudden death

Mental Decline Often Precedes a Stroke, Study Finds August 07, 2014

Study suggests assessing seniors' memory, thinking skills to identify those at risk

Could Chiropractic Manipulation of Your Neck Trigger a Stroke? August 07, 2014

American Heart Association releases statement saying risk may be increased if artery wall is torn

Millions Given Access to Breast, Cervical Cancer Screening: CDC August 07, 2014

Report details success of CDC program for women with limited health care access

Gut Bacteria May Reveal Colon Cancer, Study Finds August 07, 2014

Test could be used in addition to current methods to better improve detection

Health Tip: Signs That an Elderly Person Isn't Eating Right August 07, 2014

Including unexplained weight loss

'Elder Abuse' Often Involves Finances, Study Finds August 06, 2014

Family members are frequently the culprits, researchers say

Prisons That Bar Smoking May Boost Inmates' Health: Study August 06, 2014

Rates of tobacco-related deaths 11 percent lower after long-term bans, researchers say

Speedy Delivery of Clot-Busting Drug Helps Stroke Patients Avoid Disability August 06, 2014

Big review of the data shows the power of tPA, and the necessity of quick treatment

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