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NFL Linemen Keep Growing, Putting Their Health at Risk, Experts SayFebruary 05, 2016

Some players are topping out at 400 pounds -- and more

Depression May Boost Seniors' Risk for Heart Disease, StrokeFebruary 04, 2016

Doctors should monitor older adults for low mood, researchers say

High-Dose Statins May Ease Macular Degeneration for SomeFebruary 04, 2016

The 'dry' form of the eye disease remains the leading cause of blindness in developed world

'Obese' May Not Always Equal Unhealthy: StudyFebruary 04, 2016

Authors warn against using body size as sole measure of good health, but other experts cite risks of too much weight

Exercise May Prevent Harmful Falls in MenFebruary 04, 2016

Males made greater gains than women, study says

When Seniors Stop Driving, Poorer Health May Be a PassengerFebruary 03, 2016

Depression and mental, physical declines stood out in research review

Time to Follow-Up After a Positive Colon Cancer Test Varies by HospitalFebruary 03, 2016

Patients at one health care system waited almost 6 months for colonoscopy after stool sample results

Stress-Prone Teen Males May Be at Risk of High Blood Pressure LaterFebruary 02, 2016

Study suggests young men who had most trouble coping were at greater risk of hypertension in middle age

Study: Small Bump in Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Might Harm BabyFebruary 01, 2016

Risks for low birth weight and stillbirth increase, research suggests

New Blood Pressure Guidelines a Danger to Patients: StudyFebruary 01, 2016

Research says the treatment threshold is too high for those over 60 years of age

Fitness Could Raise Survival After First Heart AttackFebruary 01, 2016

Patients in the best shape were 40 percent less likely to die, study found

Older, Sicker Patients Admitted to Hospitals on Weekends, Study SaysFebruary 01, 2016

This could contribute to higher death rate between Friday, Monday

Suicide, Drugs Only Partly to Blame for Rising Deaths of Middle-Aged U.S. WhitesJanuary 29, 2016

Commonwealth Fund also cites stalled progress against killers like heart disease, diabetes

Hepatitis C Reported at 19 Dialysis Clinics: CDCJanuary 28, 2016

Health officials blame lapses in infection control practices

Prenatal Antidepressant Use Not Linked to Infant Heart Defects: StudyJanuary 28, 2016

Obesity, alcohol and illicit drugs are greater threats in pregnancy, researchers find

Brain Protein Might Offer New Clues to Alzheimer's TreatmentJanuary 27, 2016

High levels of BDNF appear to slow mental decline, researchers say

Seniors Need to Take Extra Care in the ColdJanuary 27, 2016

U.S. National Institute on Aging warns about hypothermia

Depression Screening Should Include All Pregnant, Postpartum Women: PanelJanuary 26, 2016

As many as 1 in 10 shows signs of mood disorder after birth, says task force

After Heart Surgery, House Calls by Physician Assistants HelpJanuary 26, 2016

Patients who had two visits were less likely to need hospital readmission, study says

Daily Caffeine Doesn't Seem to Jolt the Heart: StudyJanuary 26, 2016

Coffee lovers don't appear to risk extra heartbeats

Study Finds Stool Test Effective for Detecting Colon CancerJanuary 25, 2016

Colonoscopy still preferred screening, but this offers less invasive option, researchers say

Long-Term Smog Exposure May Boost Heart, Lung Disease DeathsJanuary 25, 2016

Study finds traffic pollution a big contributor

Women's Heart Attacks Are Different Than Men's, Experts StressJanuary 25, 2016

American Heart Association points out critical differences in new scientific statement

Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccines Linked to Rare Eye InflammationJanuary 25, 2016

But study doesn't prove cause-and-effect

Majority of Americans Wants Medicare to Cover Obesity TreatmentsJanuary 22, 2016

Survey finds about three-quarters support expanding care to cover weight-loss drugs

Clot-Busters Might Be Useful for 'Previously Dependent' Stroke PatientsJanuary 22, 2016

Study finds favorable results among older adults who already had health problems

Excess Weight Linked to Blood Clot Risk in KidsJanuary 21, 2016

One in three children with a clot was obese, study finds

Did Antarctic Explorer Shackleton Have a 'Hole in His Heart'?January 21, 2016

Researchers say birth defect could explain some of the British adventurer's health troubles, early death

Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer ScreeningsJanuary 21, 2016

Seniors shouldn't be checked if they have less than 10 years to live, but study found almost 16 percent do

Check Your Risk for Diabetes, CDC UrgesJanuary 21, 2016

Prediabetes awareness campaign launched nationwide

Frail Seniors Face Increased Death Risk After Surgery, Study SuggestsJanuary 21, 2016

Patients and physicians should consider overall health before elective procedures, researchers say

Identifying Colon Cancer Patients Who May Need More Than SurgeryJanuary 20, 2016

Small group with stage 2 tumors might benefit from new screening test, study says

Race Not Tied to Threat of Second Stroke, Study FindsJanuary 20, 2016

Controlling traditional risk factors after first stroke may help black patients prevent another

Eating More Healthy Fats May Extend Life, Study SuggestsJanuary 20, 2016

Could prevent more than a million heart disease deaths worldwide each year, researchers estimate

Blood Test Might Predict When Antibiotics Won't HelpJanuary 20, 2016

It's still in development, but doctors' office screening method could curb overprescribing, experts say

Irregular Heart Beat May Pose Bigger Threat to WomenJanuary 20, 2016

Review found atrial fibrillation linked to higher risk of stroke, heart trouble, death in women

Slow Heart Rate Doesn't Mean Early Death Risk: StudyJanuary 19, 2016

But, there's some concern for those taking medications that slow the heart rate

Out-of-Shape Teens May Face High Blood Pressure LaterJanuary 19, 2016

Even thin kids are at risk, study says, emphasizing importance of exercise

Screen Nursing Home Residents for B12 Deficiency: ResearchersJanuary 19, 2016

Medications can block absorption of the vitamin, causing mental harms

Exercise Regularly and Your Heart Will Thank YouJanuary 18, 2016

And the more you do, the better off you'll be, cardiologists say

Minorities More Likely To Be Diagnosed With Colon Cancer at Younger AgeJanuary 18, 2016

Researchers say screening guidelines in U.S. should be reviewed

High-Rise Living May Lower Your Chances of Surviving Cardiac ArrestJanuary 18, 2016

Above the 16th floor, odds of staying alive after heart stops are slim, study finds

Treatment for 'Weak Heart' in Dogs Shows PromiseJanuary 17, 2016

People can suffer from the same condition, dilated cardiomyopathy

Health Tip: Follow the 'Simple 7' For a Healthier HeartJanuary 15, 2016

Seven habits to protect against heart disease

For Seniors, Poor Sleep May Mean Higher Stroke Risk, Study SuggestsJanuary 14, 2016

Researchers found those who woke up the most were more likely to have hardening of brain arteries

Study: Tissue Heart Valves Seem Best for Middle-Aged PatientsJanuary 13, 2016

They wear out faster but don't carry the clotting risks that metal valves do, research shows

New Blood Test Could Detect Melanoma's Spread Earlier: StudyJanuary 13, 2016

Searching for tumor DNA located cancer's spread better than standard test, researchers say

Implanted Defibrillators Help Women as Much as Men: StudyJanuary 12, 2016

For heart failure patients with the devices, death risk over 3-year period was 20 percent lower

Immune Cells Repair Damage to Blood-Brain Barrier in MiceJanuary 12, 2016

Researchers note that a commonly used blood thinner might undermine this process

Statins Aid Bypass Surgery Recovery, Research ShowsJanuary 12, 2016

Review of cholesterol-lowering drugs' use shows they cut risk of death or complications

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