'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.
Gene Mutation May Explain Heart Disease Risk Among African-Americans
MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A genetic mutation associated with an increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and other health problems is common in Africans and people of African descent worldwide, according to a new study.
'Healthy' Obesity May Still Carry Higher Health Risks
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Even seemingly healthy obese people are at increased risk for diabetes and heart disease, a new study suggests.
Could Vaccines Someday Improve Heart Health?
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- People routinely get vaccinations to ward off the flu or prevent infectious diseases such as measles and whooping cough. Could there be a vaccine in the future that would prevent a heart attack?
Many Would Give Private Info to Health Insurers to Save Money
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans say they'd submit to insurance company medical tests and lifestyle monitoring in exchange for lower-cost premiums, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDaypoll finds.
New Guidelines May Widen Use of Statins
TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines introduced Tuesday by the nation's leading heart experts could greatly expand the number of Americans taking cholesterol-lowering statins.
Metformin Won't Help Heart Patients Without Diabetes: Study
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- A new clinical trial appears to have dashed hopes that the most popular drug for treating type 2 diabetes might also be able to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in nondiabetics.
Epilepsy Often Hand-in-Hand With Other Health Problems: CDC
THURSDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with epilepsy also suffer from other serious medical problems, such as heart disease and cancer, at rates higher than the general population, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
Gardening, Housework May Help Boost Your Heart Health
TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Activities such as gardening, do-it-yourself projects and housework may be as good as formal exercise when it comes to reducing the risk for heart attack and stroke, Swedish researchers say.
Some Improvement Seen in U.S. Cholesterol Levels: CDC
THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' levels of "good" cholesterol are improving, but total cholesterol levels haven't changed one way or the other in the past few years, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.