Health News

Fast-Food Nation
Fast food -- which is tremendously high in fat and salt content -- remains a favorite food for a number of patients who have had a heart attack.
A New Way to Track an Age-Old Killer
Scientists at the University of Leicester at Singapore have developed a blood pressure-reading device that is set to revolutionize diagnostic technology.
Tracking Triglycerides
Stroke risk in men and women increases with higher levels of non-fasting triglycerides (a type of blood fat), according to new research.
Adherence Therapy 101
Although a quarter of the world's population experiences hypertension, around half of them do not take their medication as instructed, according to a new study.
Burden of Obesity Gets Heftier
Obesity has been shown to contribute to fatal coronary artery disease, regardless of other risk factors such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
Rehab for Hearts
Automatic referral to cardiac rehabilitation following a discussion between clinician and patient is linked to better use of this life-saving therapy.
Sodium Slayers Face Less Stroke Risk
High salt intake, regardless of a diagnosis of hypertension , has been shown to increase risk of ischemic (blood clot) stroke, according to a new study.
Death by Diet Soda?
A new study shows that diet soda drinkers may not be be better off opting for the zero- or low-calorie drinks compared to their sugar-swilling counterparts.
Learning from History
In recognition of Black History Month we're taking a look at diseases for which African-Americans are at higher risk -- and what to do about them.
Pressure to Get the Lead Out
Even the smallest quantities of lead can affect the blood pressure of a pregnant woman, according to a recent study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.