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'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds October 30, 2014

Working adults caring for elderly relatives and friends are losing income, researchers report

Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries October 30, 2014

Gastric banding, bypass each have their pluses and minuses, researchers say

Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients October 29, 2014

But the overall risk is small, researchers say

Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle October 29, 2014

Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get exercise, limit salt and don't smoke, experts say

Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Trouble October 29, 2014

Study finds they're more likely than men to delay seeking medical help

Is Milk Your Friend or Foe? October 29, 2014

Instead of reduction in fractures, study suggests higher risk of heart disease, cancer

Health Tip: Change Your Diet to Help Lower Blood Pressure October 29, 2014

Munch on lots of fruit and veggies

More Clues to Spotting Autism in Siblings of Those With Disorder October 28, 2014

20 percent of younger brothers, sisters also diagnosed by age 3, researchers report

Home Blood Pressure Monitors May Occasionally Miss the Mark October 28, 2014

Study finds inaccurate readings in small percentage of patients

Health Tip: Seniors Shouldn't See Exercise as a Chore October 28, 2014

Fun ways to get active

Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds October 27, 2014

Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says

Virus Present at Birth Causes More Than 10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases in Kids October 27, 2014

But most babies don't show symptoms, study says

Special Cocoa Drink May Improve Age-Related Memory Loss October 27, 2014

Findings don't apply to regular chocolate or hot cocoa, however

Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study October 24, 2014

Getting too much, too little may raise chances of inflammatory bowel condition

Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study October 24, 2014

Technique can trigger body's defense system to protect the heart, experts say

Health Tip: When Your Child Needs to Lose Weight October 24, 2014

Get doctor's approval before starting a diet

Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats October 22, 2014

Americans need fewer trans and saturated fats, and more omega-3 fatty acids

Depression After Heart Attack May Be More Common for Women October 22, 2014

Researcher believes issue has been 'largely unnoticed'

Mutations Linked to Blood Cancers Rise With Age, Study Shows October 22, 2014

Still, these diseases occur in less than 0.1 percent of elderly Americans, researchers say

Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men October 21, 2014

Study didn't find same effect in young women or teens of either sex

Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage October 21, 2014

Electronic stethoscope amplifies sounds of breathing changes, thickening of heart muscle

Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says October 20, 2014

Having health insurance also associated with better readings

Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study October 20, 2014

To end this paradoxical practice, certain drug stores no longer sell tobacco products

Dieters May Be Thwarted by Absence of Healthy Foods October 18, 2014

Study finds easy access to nutritious fare important for successful weight loss

Athletic Trainers' Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes October 17, 2014

Identifying problems may prevent sudden cardiac arrest, new guidelines suggest

Frequent Dining Out Might Widen Your Waistline, Study Finds October 17, 2014

People who ate out a lot also had worse cholesterol levels than those who dined at home

If You Do Gain Weight, Polyunsaturated Fats May Prevent Some Damage October 16, 2014

Sunflower oil linked to better cholesterol readings, study finds

Is 'Slow and Steady' Weight Loss Really the Best Approach? October 16, 2014

Study suggests some overweight people might get better results from more aggressive dieting

Psoriasis Tied to Raised Risk of Uncontrolled Blood Pressure October 15, 2014

Researchers suspect inflammation is the common denominator

Race Doesn't Affect Obesity's Toll on Health October 14, 2014

Obese blacks were no more or less likely to die early than were obese whites, research shows

Another Study Links Mediterranean Diet to Better Heart Health October 14, 2014

Healthy eating may not always prevent metabolic syndrome, but may reverse it

Sudden Cardiac Death a Risk for Women Living Near Major Roads: Study October 13, 2014

May be as big a factor as smoking, obesity and poor eating habits, research suggests

Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds October 13, 2014

Many Americans suffer from multiple conditions related to cigarettes

Drug-Coated Balloon Catheter Approved October 13, 2014

Designed to clear clogged arteries in thigh and knee

Stress Affects Women, Men With Heart Disease Differently, Study Shows October 13, 2014

Finding suggests doctors need to treat patients based on gender risks, researcher says

High Cholesterol Tied to Prostate Cancer's Return in Study October 10, 2014

But expert doesn't recommend taking statins to prevent recurrence

Obese Kids May Show Early Signs of Heart Trouble October 08, 2014

Study found they have higher blood pressure, higher levels of 'bad' cholesterol than normal-weight kids

Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women's Stroke Risk October 08, 2014

Following 5 healthy habits halved chances of most common kind of brain attack, study suggests

Technology Helps 'Locked-In' Stroke Patient Communicate October 08, 2014

Brain-computer interface allows paralyzed man to express words, researcher says

U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC October 08, 2014

Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

Ovarian Cancer DNA Detected in Vaginal Fluid, Researchers Report October 07, 2014

Preliminary finding may bring doctors one step closer to test that could catch the disease in early stages

U.S. Traffic Accidents Send 2.5 Million to ERs Each Year, CDC Says October 07, 2014

Medical costs of those collisions top $18 billion, U.S. government estimates

Health Risks After Stroke May Linger for at Least 5 Years: Study October 07, 2014

Canadian study suggests patients may need to be more closely monitored over the long term

Health Tip: Troubled by High Triglycerides? October 07, 2014

Risk factors include extra weight

Heart Bypass Patients May Not Need Tight Blood Sugar Control: Study October 06, 2014

Survival rates similar for those with looser glucose limits, trial finds

Steep Drops in Weight May Raise Risks After Body-Contour Surgeries October 05, 2014

Losing over 100 pounds prior to body-shaping procedure linked to higher complication rate in study

Gout May Be Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk: Study October 03, 2014

Women with this form of arthritis are more susceptible, researchers say

Health Tip: Are You at a Healthy Weight? October 03, 2014

Use body-mass index to help decide

Mini-Strokes May Lead to PTSD, Study Finds October 02, 2014

Fear, depression and anxiety might follow a transient ischemic attack, researchers say

Study Compares Tissue-Based or Mechanical Replacement Heart Valves October 02, 2014

Devices had similar results for patient stroke or death, but tissue version was linked to less bleeding

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