Smoking Rate Hit All-Time Low
Efforts to reduce smoking like public bans and media campaigns may be having an effect. The number of Americans who smoke may be smaller than it has ever been.
Unhappy Marriages May Lead to Unhealthy Hearts
A bad marriage can be a real heartbreaker. That’s the message from a new study that looked at how marriage affects the development of heart disease over time.
Home Exercise: Help for Hopelessness in Heart Disease
What can improve heart disease patients' mood and outlook? A new study suggests that exercising at home could help the emotional health status of these patients.
Treatment for Irregular Heartbeat May Raise Dementia Risk
For people with irregular heartbeats, the anti-clotting medication warfarin can prevent strokes. But, combined with other medications over a long period of time, it may cause other health problems.
Stress May Reduce Blood Flow for Some Heart Disease Patients
Some women who have coronary heart disease may not handle stress in the same way others do. New research suggests that these women may take stress to heart — literally.
Some Heart Symptoms May Not Have Physical Causes
Chest pain is always a good reason to see the doctor. But, in some cases, heart symptoms like chest pains may not have a physical cause.
Mental Health Tied to Heart Health
A mental health disorder can affect both work and family, but can it also affect your heart health? A new Canadian study suggests so.
Chronic Diseases May Be Tied to Mental Health Problems
The difficulties of chronic disease can affect many areas of life — perhaps even mental health, suggests a new study.
Effects of Drinking on Blood Pressure Varied in Young Adults
Drinking too much alcohol is known to cause health problems like liver disease and high blood pressure in adults. But a new study found that the effect of drinking on high blood pressure in young people may depend on their gender.
Women May Be More Prone to Post-Heart Attack Depression
A heart attack can be a stressful event, even to the point that it can affect mental health. This may be especially true for women, say the authors of a new study.