Health News

Failing Hearts Lead to Ailing Kidneys
Heart failure does not mean your heart is totally broken. Rather, it means your heart is weaker and cannot pump blood as easily. With a weaker heart, other organs in your body - including your kidneys - may be affected.
Java Friendly For The Heart
Your daily cup of java may do more than kick-start your morning. New research suggests moderate coffee consumption may also offer slightly increased protection from heart failure.
FDA Warns Parkinson's Drug May Increase Heart Risk
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials have warned that a drug primarily used to treat symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease may increase the risk of heart failure.
Nighttime Breathing Issues Bad for Heart
Those scary moments when sleep apnea stops your breathing apparently does more than keep the oxygen from your brain, especially in the elderly.
Fitness Now Improves Life Later
Higher fitness levels bring lots of benefits to individuals in the now. It helps keep away illnesses and makes the body strong. And fitness also has an effect way down the road by adding years to life, but its quality had been in question.
Heart Failure on the Decline
Prevention efforts appear to be lending a hand in reducing the number of heart failure cases. At least in Canada. Investigators have found that heart failure cases have dropped by a third in Ontario.
Stem Cells Rejuvenate Heart
Stem cells could be key in aiding elderly patients with heart failure. Researchers have found that laboratory-modified stem cells may be capable of rejuvenating aged and damaged heart cells.
Heart Diagnostic Test Recalled
A testing system commonly used to diagnose heart problems and other medical conditions has been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Magnetic Particles Pinpoint Effectiveness of Heart Therapies
Doctors can't always tell whether treatments for cardiovascular disease will be effective for each patient. A high tech solution may provide the answer.
Walk Test Predicts Recurrent Heart Risk
A brief and simple walking test may accurately predict future cardiovascular events in patients with stable coronary heart disease. The test takes only six minutes.