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

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

Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss: Study August 03, 2015

Patients can lose 10 pounds or more, researchers find

Urine Test Might Find Pancreatic Cancer Early, Study Suggests August 03, 2015

But expert says whether it will improve outcomes not proven yet

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

Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors July 31, 2015

But those who upped daily intake actually had higher odds for a precursor to dementia, researchers say

Stay Safe When Temperatures Rise July 31, 2015

Expert offers tips on avoiding heat-related illness

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

Stand, Don't Sit, to Get Healthier, Researchers Say July 31, 2015

Even if you exercise, sitting for long periods linked to higher blood sugar, cholesterol levels

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

Study finds no increased risk among nonsmokers

Just 1 in 3 Seniors With Diabetes Has Disease Under Control July 30, 2015

Blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels key to managing disease, experts say

New Stem Cell Tactic Shows Promise for Heart Failure July 30, 2015

Approach is 'simpler and probably safer' than earlier attempts, expert says

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

Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors July 28, 2015

Study finds steady improvement among Medicare enrollees from 1999 through 2013

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

Health Tip: Offer Support to Seniors July 28, 2015

Particularly when they're dealing with loss or change

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

Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets? July 27, 2015

Risk is highest for those who use social media site to compare themselves to friends, study finds

Praluent Approved to Treat High Cholesterol July 27, 2015

For people at risk of heart attack or stroke

FDA OKs First of New Class of Cholesterol Drugs July 24, 2015

Praluent for people with prior history of heart attack or stroke who've already tried a statin

FDA Wants to Strengthen Sugar Labeling July 24, 2015

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

Less-Invasive Repair of Aortic Aneurysm Better in Short Term: Study July 22, 2015

But survival advantage it showed in fixing bulging, weak spot diminished over time

Many Hospitals Overestimate Their Adherence to Stroke Guidelines July 22, 2015

Study shows delivery of clot-busting drug is often later than staff believes

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

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

Many Older Women Have Active Sex Lives, Study Finds July 20, 2015

Those in committed relationships eight times more likely to engage in sex

Study Sees No Link Between Testosterone Therapy and Blood Clots July 20, 2015

Finding was based on data from more than 30,000 American men, 40 and older

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

As Baby Boomers Age, Alzheimer's Rates Will Soar July 20, 2015

By 2050, half of that generation's survivors will have the mind-wasting disease, study predicts

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

More Exercise = More Fat Loss for Older Women, Study Finds July 16, 2015

Doubling the amount of time spent in heart-pumping workouts each week paid off after a year

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

New Drug May Help Diabetic Kidney Disease Patients July 14, 2015

Patiromer appears to keep potassium levels in check, researchers say

Wider Use of Statin Drugs Could Save Thousands More Lives: Report July 14, 2015

New guidelines would have 13 million more Americans taking the cholesterol drugs, experts say

Prenatal Gene Tests Can Sometimes Spot Cancer in Mom-to-Be July 13, 2015

Abnormal findings on early test don't always indicate birth defects, study says

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

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

U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse July 13, 2015

Less than half follow up on suspicious fractures among at-risk kids, study finds

Experts Urge Caution With Popular Painkillers After FDA Warning July 10, 2015

Tougher labels reflect mounting evidence that NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen raise heart, stroke risk

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

FDA Strengthens Heart Attack, Stroke Warning for Popular Painkillers July 10, 2015

NSAIDS include such drugs as ibuprofen and naproxen; aspirin not included in alert

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

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

FDA Approves New Drug for Heart Failure July 09, 2015

Entresto was granted 'fast track' approval by the agency

Study Questions Safety of Chemicals Used in Plastic Consumer Products July 09, 2015

Researchers say they see link to risk of high blood pressure and diabetes in children

Only 1 in 10 Americans Eats Enough Fruits and Veggies: CDC July 09, 2015

The foods help lower risk of illnesses such as obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, expert says

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

Exotic Squirrels Transmit Deadly Virus to Breeders in Germany, Study Finds July 08, 2015

But the infection is unlikely to spread widely or from person-to-person, expert says

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