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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

Sitting for Hours May Raise Your Type 2 Diabetes RiskFebruary 03, 2016

The risk remains even if you exercise, researchers contend

Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of COPD DrugFebruary 02, 2016

Research finds acetazolamide may not help patients breathe on their own, but one expert disagrees

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

Chemical That Can Irritate Lungs Found in Flavored E-CigarettesJanuary 29, 2016

Highest levels seen in cherry versions, but levels still far below federal safety standards

Study Links Diabetes, Obesity in Moms-to-Be to Higher Autism Risk in KidsJanuary 29, 2016

Combination may nearly quadruple risk, researchers say, but their review did not prove cause-and-effect

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

Sleepless Nights Might Raise Women's Type 2 Diabetes RiskJanuary 29, 2016

Insomnia can disrupt hormones, and may play a role in developing the blood sugar condition, expert says

Mental Disorders Increasing for Younger SmokersJanuary 28, 2016

Psychiatric problems showing up in those who took up the habit from the 1980s onward, researchers find

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

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

New Transplant Technique Might Free Type 1 Diabetics From Daily InjectionsJanuary 27, 2016

Mouse study showed that putting insulin-producing cells in capsules protected the rodents from immune system

Appalachia Cancer Rates Higher Than Average, But ShrinkingJanuary 27, 2016

Smoking, poverty are key contributors, U.S. study says

Cancer's Financial Burden Tied to Poorer Survival, Study FindsJanuary 26, 2016

Economic stress may force patients to forgo vital treatments, experts say

Teens Who 'Vape' May Be More Likely to Try Smoking, TooJanuary 26, 2016

Study finds e-cigarette users have almost triple the odds compared to nonusers

Smoking Lowers Breast Cancer Survival, Study FindsJanuary 26, 2016

Smoking after diagnosis tied to 72 percent higher risk of death from the disease versus never smoking

No Clear Winner Seen Among Stop-Smoking Aids in StudyJanuary 26, 2016

Whether you use the nicotine patch, lozenges or Chantix, strong desire to quit is key, experts say

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

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

Free Nicotine Patches by Mail May Help Smokers QuitJanuary 25, 2016

Intervention helped boost success rates a bit, even when counseling wasn't included, study found

Secondhand Smoke in Hookah Bars May Put Employees at RiskJanuary 25, 2016

Study results challenge notion that exposure to hookah smoking is safe

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

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

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

Check Your Risk for Diabetes, CDC UrgesJanuary 21, 2016

Prediabetes awareness campaign launched nationwide

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

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

Catch-Up Sleep May Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Risk Tied to Sleep Loss: StudyJanuary 18, 2016

But the research is preliminary and only included a small number of healthy young men, experts noted

Exercise Regularly and Your Heart Will Thank YouJanuary 18, 2016

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

Candy-Flavored E-Cigarette Ads Appeal to Young: StudyJanuary 18, 2016

Though research did not show that kids became more interested in tobacco, experts still worry

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

Smokers With Pneumonia at Risk for Lung Cancer: StudyJanuary 14, 2016

Chest scans a cost-effective strategy to screen this population, researchers say

E-cigarettes Don't Help Smokers Quit Tobacco: StudyJanuary 14, 2016

Devices actually lower chances of quitting by 28 percent, researchers say

Stressed Teens May Face Higher Diabetes Risk as Adults: StudyJanuary 14, 2016

They might be more likely to eat unhealthy foods, smoke, not exercise, researchers say

Could Reducing Your Stress Levels Help You Lose Weight?January 14, 2016

Lab study sheds light on how chronic stress may make it harder to burn off body fat

Health Warning Labels Might Help Parents Skip the Soda AisleJanuary 14, 2016

Survey suggests warnings of tooth decay, obesity, diabetes could reduce sugary drink sales

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

Health Tip: Help Keep Your Child From SmokingJanuary 13, 2016

Discuss possible dangers

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