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Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says

December 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Nutrition experts advocate including nuts in a heart-healthy diet, but a new study finds that about 60 percent of Americans don’t consume these foods on a daily basis.
The study, released Dec. 17 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the NCHS Data Brief, found that […]

Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability

December 17, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Using a stent to capture and remove a stroke-causing blood clot is safe and improves recovery, Dutch researchers report.
About one-third of patients who had the procedure — called intraarterial treatment — recovered from their stroke with only slight disability and were able to care […]

How the Timing of Your First Period May Affect Your Heart Disease Risk

December 16, 2014

The timing of a woman’s first period may be linked to her later risk of heart disease, British researchers report.

FDA Approves Blood Test That Gauges Heart Attack Risk

December 15, 2014

MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a new blood test that can help determine a person’s future odds for heart attack and other
heart troubles.
The test is designed for people with no history of heart disease, and it appears to be especially useful for women, and […]

Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat

December 12, 2014

FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Atrial fibrillation is a potentially dangerous form of irregular heartbeat for older Americans. However, a new study suggests healthy changes in eating and exercise habits can help ease the condition.
According to the Australian researchers, atrial fibrillation is the most common cause of irregular heartbeat, and it’s been […]

Heart Attacks Rose in N.J. in Hurricane Sandy’s Wake

December 12, 2014

FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Hurricane Sandy, which pummeled much of the East Coast in 2012, also may have triggered a rise in heart attacks and strokes, a study of New Jersey residents shows.
Researchers found that eight of the hardest-hit counties in the state had 22 percent more heart attacks in the […]

Memory Lapses May Signal Stroke Risk: Study

December 11, 2014

THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Memory lapses in people with higher levels of education may be associated with increased stroke risk, researchers report.
The research included more than 9,100 people in the Netherlands, aged 55 and older, taking part in a long-term study. During the study, more than 1,100 of the participants suffered a […]

BPA in Canned Goods May Raise Your Blood Pressure, Study Says

December 10, 2014

Eating food from cans lined with the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) could raise your blood pressure, a new study suggests. BPA previously has been linked to a variety of ills, including heart problems and developmental problems in children.

Obesity Can Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life, Study Says

December 5, 2014

The heart disease and diabetes that often accompany obesity may rob people of almost a decade of life and close to two decades of a healthy life, Canadian researchers report.

Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65

December 4, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although low-dose aspirin may curb the risks of heart disease and colon cancer, the downsides appear to outweigh the benefits for many women, a new large study suggests.
For women younger than 65, researchers found taking low-dose aspirin for years lowered the risks of heart attack, […]


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