Using a highly sensitive blood test, emergency room doctors may someday be able to rule in or rule out heart attack within an hour
The new findings clarify the Type 2 diabetes risks associated with statins, but the debate over who should be taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs is likely to persist
Adding a test can help doctors diagnose heart disease among people who arrive in the emergency room with chest pains. The test helps patients get home faster — but the jury’s still out on whether it’s good for them overall
Caltech and Harvard scientists built an artificial jellyfish in hopes that its coordinated muscle movements will help teach them better ways to mend damaged human heart tissue or build replacement parts for other systems in the …
When it comes to being couch potatoes, Americans aren’t alone. Physical inactivity has become a global pandemic, say researchers in a series of related papers published in the journal Lancet.
Having a daily cup of coffee or two may actually be good for heart, according to latest research.
With more American adults qualifying as obese than ever before, doctors should be screening all adult patients for unhealthy weight, says a government panel.
In a medical first, scientists in Haifa, Israel, took skin cells from two heart failure patients and reprogrammed them into stem cells that generated healthy, beating heart muscle cells in the lab.
On Friday a team of American scientists began a weeklong trek to the base of Mt. Everest where they will remain for at least a month to study the effects of high altitudes on humans.
A recent Swedish study found that people who consumed low-fat milk, yogurt and cheese had a lower long-term risk of stroke compared with those who ate full-fat dairy products.
Negative attitudes are known to be detrimental to cardiovascular health, and now a new study finds that having a positive, optimistic outlook can have the opposite effect.
The psychological toll of a devastating cancer diagnosis may kill patients before their disease does.