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Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict DementiaApril 29, 2016

Study suggests a common underlying cause in some, but not all, cases

Building Muscle Could Boost the Body's Most Important MuscleApril 28, 2016

People with heart disease should prioritize weight training over weight loss, study says

Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds SharpApril 28, 2016

Ability to stay engaged in conversation could help ward off dementia, study suggests

Statins Might Not Lower Colon Cancer Risk: StudyApril 26, 2016

But cholesterol levels may be associated with reduced chance of disease

Night Shift Work May Be Tough on a Woman's HeartApril 26, 2016

But study found the effect waned after nurses stopped working odd hours

Health Tip: Help Prevent High Blood PressureApril 26, 2016

Check your readings often

Pharmacists Can Manage Some Chronic Conditions Effectively, Study SuggestsApril 25, 2016

But it's not clear if they could reduce symptoms more or help you live longer than your doctor can

Focus on Healthy Foods, Not Avoiding 'Bad' Ones, for Heart Health: StudyApril 25, 2016

Fewer heart attacks, strokes and deaths seen among those who follow Mediterranean-style eating plan

Warfarin Can Be Safe, Effective for People With Irregular HeartbeatApril 20, 2016

Study supports well-managed use of the cheap, standby drug, but one expert prefers newer blood thinners

Lonely, Isolated People May Be Prone to Heart Disease, StrokeApril 20, 2016

Study found social isolation raised the risk by 30 percent

After Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes, Healthy Diet May Ease Blood PressureApril 19, 2016

Eating nutritious foods seems to counter higher risk, researchers find

Metformin Safer for Heart Than Other Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs: StudyApril 18, 2016

Large analysis found up to 40 percent lower risk of heart disease death versus sulfonylureas

Doctors May Be Ordering Too Many Neck Artery Scans: StudyApril 18, 2016

Uncertain results can prompt surgery that some experts feel is unnecessary and risky

Depression Common for Heart Attack Survivors, And More May Need HelpApril 18, 2016

Swedish study found patients were often depressed, but fewer than half got treatment

Low-Fat Diets May Help Older Women With Breast Cancer Survive Longer: StudyApril 15, 2016

A decade after diagnosis, there were 20 percent fewer deaths when compared to women in usual diet group

Psoriasis May Raise Risk for Aneurysms in Abdomen: StudyApril 14, 2016

But overall chances of experiencing often fatal ruptures remain small, doctors say

Radiation May Help After Surgery for 'Soft-Tissue' CancersApril 14, 2016

Biggest benefit was seen in people over 65, research suggests

Thyroid Cancer Cases in U.S. Level Off, Perhaps Reflecting Diagnostic ChangesApril 14, 2016

'Epidemic of diagnosis' caused the increase, not harmful tumors, experts say

Obesity in Teens Seems to Raise Risk for Illness, Death in Middle AgeApril 13, 2016

Health experts worry trend will only get worse, since teens followed in long-term study were thinner than kids today

Alzheimer's Can Steal Ability to Know Loved Ones' FacesApril 13, 2016

Loss of visual perception may occur early in course of disease, researchers say

Does Exercise Help or Hinder Your Diet?April 13, 2016

Research shows a workout dulls the appetite, at least temporarily

Study Questions Health Value of Switching From Butter to Vegetable OilsApril 13, 2016

But nutritionists stick by advice to lower saturated fat intake from meat, dairy products

Severe Depression Linked to Dementia in SeniorsApril 12, 2016

As depression worsens, the risk of thinking and memory problems may double, research suggests

Study: Many Vets Struggle With Suicidal Thoughts, Need More Help From VAApril 12, 2016

Survey reveals 65 percent who considered suicide have never received mental health treatment

Expert Panel Reaffirms Daily Aspirin's Use Against Heart Disease, Colon CancerApril 11, 2016

Guideline applies to people in their 50s, many in their 60s, who are already at higher risk for heart disease

ER Screenings Could Help Prevent Suicide: StudyApril 11, 2016

Checking patients for risk factors should be part of routine ER care, researcher says

Your Income, Hometown May Be Key to Your LifespanApril 11, 2016

Certain areas in U.S. trend toward shorter lives, and poverty lowers life expectancy across the board, study finds

Health Tip: Exercise for a Healthier HeartApril 11, 2016

Activity helps protect against heart disease

Doctors Report on Success of Throat ReconstructionApril 08, 2016

Seven years after receiving metal stents, donated skin tissue, patient can swallow and eat normal food

First Wire-Free Pacemaker ApprovedApril 08, 2016

Treats irregular heartbeat without wired leads

Exercise May Counter Harms From Too Much Sitting, Study SaysApril 08, 2016

Fewer risks for heart disease, diabetes seen among physically active adults

Mom's Obesity, Diabetes May Spur Fetus to Grow Too FastApril 08, 2016

Finding suggests doctors might want to screen at-risk women sooner

FDA Approves First Wire-Free PacemakerApril 07, 2016

Heart experts explain that wire lead in typical pacemakers can malfunction and need repair

Delaying 2nd Shock After Cardiac Arrest Won't Boost Survival: StudyApril 07, 2016

New findings challenge current guidelines

A Few Key Steps Can Protect Your Heart <i>and</i> KidneysApril 07, 2016

Study cites smoking, body fat, exercise, blood pressure among factors to pay attention to

The Health Risks Posed by Mindless MunchingApril 06, 2016

Being more aware of your food might help improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels, study suggests

Fruit Every Day Might Help Your Heart, Researchers SayApril 06, 2016

Lower risk of heart attack, stroke seen in Chinese study

Women Twice as Likely to Die From Severe Heart Attack, Study FindsApril 06, 2016

Gender gap persists worldwide in emergency cardiac care

Death of Loved One May Trigger Heart Rhythm TroubleApril 06, 2016

When partner passes, odds for atrial fibrillation appear to rise, study suggests

FDA: 2 Diabetes Drugs May Be Linked to Heart Failure RiskApril 05, 2016

Warning pertains to drugs containing saxagliptin or alogliptin

Hispanics More Likely to Have Heart Pumping Problems, Study SaysApril 05, 2016

Condition may lead to heart failure, researchers note

Common Irregular Heartbeat May Hamper Seniors' Walking AbilityApril 05, 2016

Atrial fibrillation tied to faster physical decline, study finds

Harmful Artery-Stiffening Seen in Healthy 40-Year-OldsApril 05, 2016

Evidence of brain changes at such an early age surprises researchers

Vitamin D Boosts Heart Function in StudyApril 05, 2016

When given to heart failure patients, it improved organ's pumping ability, researchers say

Treating Depression Might Help Stem Heart Woes: StudyApril 04, 2016

Effective treatment shown to lower risk of major cardiovascular complications, researchers report

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise Against Heart FailureApril 04, 2016

A second study found bypass surgery might also extend the lives of people with the disease

Waistline May Predict Heart Disease Better Than WeightApril 04, 2016

Study finds 'apple-shaped' diabetes patients had higher odds for cardiac decline

'Paleo' Diet May Help Older Women's Hearts, WaistlinesApril 04, 2016

Trendy eating plan may cut cholesterol, disease risks in postmenopausal women, Swedish research suggests

Obese People Trying to Shed Pounds Often Go Up and DownApril 01, 2016

But those who lose more weight are better at keeping it off over time, researchers say

Is Seniors' Dental Health Tied to Mental Health?April 01, 2016

Declines in one seem to mirror declines in the other, but cause-and-effect isn't clear, study says