Health News

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.
Healthy Behaviors Lowered Heart Attack Risk in Men
Medications may be responsible for a recent decline in heart disease-related deaths, but healthy lifestyle choices like exercise and not smoking may cut heart risks without the side effects.
Race, Ethnicity Were Key in Gauging Heart Disease Risk
Higher levels of fat around a man’s heart have often been associated with heart disease. However, when it comes to determining a man’s risk for heart disease, his race, ethnicity and fat storage may be key.
Generic Statins May Be More Beneficial Than Brand Names
Generic statins may have more going for them than just being cheaper. Patients may be more likely to take them as directed, and they may keep patients healthier than brand names.
New Recommendations for Preventing Cardiac Death in Youth
Sudden death from heart problems among young people is a rare but tragic health issue. But new health recommendations may help prevent such events.
Diabetes May Affect Young and Old Differently
Diabetes affects millions in the US. But new research suggests that it may affect patients in different ways.
Overall US Dietary Quality Remained Low
Since 2000, US officials have made several policy changes in nutrition and proper food processing. But a new study found that, despite government efforts to promote proper diet, eating habits in the US remained a national concern.
Comedian Joan Rivers Dies at 81
Joan Rivers, one of the first and best-known female comics of international fame, died Sept. 4 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Cardiovascular Disease Rates Declined
In the US, death rates from heart disease and stroke have declined over the past two decades. In Europe, the trend is similar, although heart-related hospitalizations have been increasing.
New Cholesterol Guidelines May Mean Fewer Cardiac Events
Cholesterol guidelines released last year made many more people eligible for medicine to lower their cholesterol. Now, fewer people are experiencing heart problems and related death, new research suggests.