Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Hard-to-Control Blood Pressure
TUESDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- People with sleep apnea and hard-to-control high blood pressure may see their blood pressure drop if they treat the sleep disorder, Spanish researchers report.
Heartening Drop in Diabetes Complications Seen Among Seniors
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Better diabetes treatment has slashed rates of complications such as heart attacks, strokes and amputations in older adults, a new study shows.
Quit-Smoking Products Won't Harm the Heart, Review Finds
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news for people trying to quit smoking: Aids such as nicotine gums and patches or smoking cessation drugs such as Chantix won't harm the heart.
Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Prevent Disease: Review
THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of vitamin D have been implicated as a potential cause of diseases ranging from cancer to diabetes. Now an extensive review suggests it's really the other way around: Low levels of the "sunshine vitamin" are more likely a consequence -- not a cause -- of illness.
Morphine, Blood Thinner Plavix a Bad Mix for Heart Attack Victims: Study
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Morphine appears to reduce the effectiveness of the commonly used blood-thinning drug Plavix, which could hamper emergency-room efforts to treat heart attack victims, Austrian researchers report.
FDA Renews Warning on HeartStart Defibrillator Failures
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Hundreds of thousands of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) made by Philips Healthcare might not deliver a needed shock to the heart in an emergency, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in an updated warning.
U.S. Stroke Deaths Fell 30 Percent Over Past Decade
TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke deaths in the United States have been dropping for more than 100 years and have declined 30 percent in the past 11 years, a new report reveals.
Mild Heart Disease May Pose Equal Risks for Men and Women
TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Men and women with mild heart disease share the same risks, at least over the short term, a new study suggests.
'Healthy Obesity' Is a Myth, Report Says
MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The notion that some people can be overweight or obese and still remain healthy is a myth, according to a new Canadian study.
Simple Technique Eyed for Diagnosing Irregular Heart Beat
MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used type of heart monitor may provide a simple way to predict a person's risk for a common heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation, according to a new study.