Health News

Little Broken Hearts
As Valentine's day approaches, thoughts turn to matters of the heart. And while the day may be a painful reminder of a broken heart for some, there are children every day who are born with a literal broken heart.
Research Keeps Hearts from Failing in Time for Valentine's Day
Deficiencies in an enzyme known as DOT1L could put individuals at higher risk of certain types of heart disease, according to new research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
Trade in the Blue for the Black
While blueberries and blackberries offer myriad health benefits, including high levels of antioxidants, prices can be prohibitively expensive. Black rice may offer a more affordable, comparatively healthful alternative.
The Universe is Expanding
Obesity rates have almost doubled in the past 30 years, according to a new study that looks at heart-disease risk factors and how those factors have changed during that time.
The Calves Have It
Researchers at Northwestern University School of Medicine find women with peripheral artery disease (PAD) may experience more problems walking and climbing stairs than men with the same condition.
Bypassing Other Heart-Surgery Breakthroughs
Scientists have come together to create a process to make ready-made, easily stored blood vessels to be used in patients undergoing heart surgery or kidney dialysis.
Trim Belly Fat to Remember More?
Older people with metabolic syndrome may be higher risk of memory loss, according to a new study from the French National Institute of Health Research.
You'll Want to Return This Gift from Mother
New research from the University of Oxford, England, shows a mother's stroke can help predict her daughter's heart attack.
The Warning is on the Label
The FDA is notifying the public that information on the cardiovascular risks (including heart attack) of the diabetes drug rosiglitazone has been added to the physician labeling and patient Medication Guide.
ACDC Isn't Just a Rock Band
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have identified a new, extremely rare vascular disease and its genetic cause.