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Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study January 30, 2015

These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher says

Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds January 29, 2015

The danger zone: more than 2 drinks daily

Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study January 29, 2015

Investing in treatment strategies would yield both health and economic benefits, researcher says

Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds January 29, 2015

Effect was more pronounced if cancer had a grim prognosis

Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment? January 28, 2015

Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says January 28, 2015

Agency vows action to boost the effectiveness of the life-saving devices

It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking January 28, 2015

More than twice as many quit when offered financial incentives, study says

Student Loans Take Emotional Toll on Young Adults January 27, 2015

As college debts mount, so do depressive symptoms, study says

Watch Upper Number on Blood Pressure for Younger Adults: Study January 27, 2015

Systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or more raises risk for heart disease in later life, researchers say

Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk January 27, 2015

But study found overall rate was under 4 percent

Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds January 27, 2015

They were twice as likely to see disease spread, die from illness

Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study January 26, 2015

But finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

ER Patients With Chest Pain May Not Always Need Heart Tests: Study January 26, 2015

Such screenings didn't predict who would have later heart trouble, researchers report

Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study January 26, 2015

Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say

Diabetes-Related Foot Condition Often Missed January 23, 2015

Charcot foot can lead to deformity, disability if not treated in time, experts say

Stroke Survivors Who Live Alone Face Higher Risk of Early Death: Study January 23, 2015

Men were particularly vulnerable in 12-year follow-up

Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems January 23, 2015

Study finds higher risk of heart disease, stroke in people with the skin condition

Realistic Targets May Boost Exercise Rates, Experts Say January 22, 2015

For those who are inactive, any activity may be better than none

Efforts to Curtail Tobacco Use Stalled in 2014, Report Says January 21, 2015

Smoking still claims 500,000 lives a year in the United States

Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study January 20, 2015

Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines

Walking Group a Step Toward Better Health, Researchers Say January 20, 2015

Your heart rate, cholesterol and even depression might improve, study suggests

Could a Drink a Day Lower Your Risk for Heart Failure? January 20, 2015

Study found an association for middle-aged people, but experts stress that heavy drinking is never healthy

Want to Get Healthy? Get Your Partner Involved January 19, 2015

New research finds lifestyle changes are more successful when couples do it together

A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults January 19, 2015

But experts say restricting intake is still advisable

Pizza Takes a Slice Out of Kids' Health, Study Finds January 19, 2015

Children, teens consume more calories, fat and salt on days they eat this American staple

Weightlessness in Space May Lower Blood Pressure in Astronauts January 16, 2015

But shifting of blood to upper body may also strain heart, study shows

Smoking, Obesity: Weighing the Financial Toll January 16, 2015

Costly not only to the patient but society as a whole, experts say

Eating Right Helps Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Women January 15, 2015

Study confirms the value of an overall healthy diet

For Pastors, It's Easy to Pack on the Pounds January 14, 2015

Stress, long hours and low pay are a challenge to clergy members, study finds

Neck Artery Stents May Not Be Worthwhile in 'Real World' Setting January 14, 2015

Study found a third of older patients died within two years of procedure

Work Hard, Party Harder? January 14, 2015

Study finds link between long hours on the job and excess alcohol consumption

How Intense Efforts Boosted Heart Health for One Maine Community January 13, 2015

Better screening, control of high cholesterol and blood pressure cut deaths and hospitalizations, study finds

Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea January 13, 2015

The longer a person had asthma, the more likely they developed the breathing disorder, study found

Cluster of Heart Risk Factors Tied to Uterine Cancer Risk January 13, 2015

Excess weight likely a big factor, but other conditions also appear to matter

Happy Childhood May Be Good for Your Heart January 12, 2015

Study found those in safe, secure families were more likely to practice healthy habits

Many Teens Think 'Light Smoking' Is Safe, Study Finds January 12, 2015

Experts stress need to snuff out misconceptions about occasional cigarette use

More Than 1 in 10 Use Daily Aspirin Inappropriately January 12, 2015

For many users, the odds of heart attack, stroke are lower than the risk of serious bleeding, study says

Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated? January 12, 2015

Very tight blood sugar control can pose problems without benefits, study says

'Metabolizer Test' Might Someday Take Guesswork Out of Quitting Smoking January 12, 2015

Determining how quickly or slowly you process nicotine might be an aid to quitting, study suggests

Night Shift May Boost Black Women's Diabetes Risk, Study Finds January 12, 2015

Odds are highest for younger women and those doing shift work for many years

Blood-Thinning Drug Savaysa Approved January 09, 2015

Designed to treat dangerous clots and prevent stroke

FDA OKs New Anti-Clotting Drug for Heart Rhythm Disorder January 09, 2015

Savaysa works like warfarin but carries less bleeding risk

Study Suggests Link Between E-Cigarettes, Respiratory Infections January 09, 2015

Goal was to measure devices' impact on children, researchers say

Was Beethoven Composing From His Heart? January 08, 2015

Experts suspect cardiac arrhythmia may have influenced parts of his work

Study Reinforces Link Between Low Birth Weight, Diabetes Risk January 08, 2015

Possible reasons include insulin resistance, problems with blood vessel lining and high blood pressure

Cancer Groups Urge More Regulation of E-Cigarettes January 08, 2015

Say too little is known about potential health hazards of 'vaping' devices

High Blood Pressure May Boost Glaucoma Risk January 07, 2015

Study finds blood vessel damage from elevated BP might make the eye disease more likely

PTSD May Raise Women's Risk for Diabetes January 07, 2015

Obesity, antidepressants could play a role in the connection, study suggests

Study Finds Link Between Cancer Diagnosis, Stroke Risk January 07, 2015

Threat was highest first three months after diagnosis, researchers say

Could Quitting Smoking Be Easier for Women Just After Ovulation? January 07, 2015

Hormonal fluctuations might play a role in cravings, researchers say

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