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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.
High Blood Pressure May Prompt Mental Decline
High blood pressure affects 1 in 3 US adults and is tied to an increased risk of stroke, heart attack and other serious conditions, reports the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). But high blood pressure in midlife may also forecast mental decline later.
CDC Reports Americans Living Longer Than Ever
Americans may be living longer than ever before. In a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, measures of life span were up and rates of death were down.
Heart Problems May Start Early on in Schizophrenia
A mental illness can affect almost every part of life — including heart health, say the authors of a new study.
Mini-Stroke May Lead to PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition often associated with war survivors. People who have had mini-strokes, however, may also live with PTSD.