Adults who routinely get less than six hours of shut-eye a night are four times more likely to suffer a stroke, compared with people getting seven or eight hours, according to a study recently presented at the SLEEP 2012 …
In less than a decade, the proportion of kids ages 12 to 19 with diabetes or prediabetes has jumped from 9% in 1999-2000 to 23% in 2007-2008.
Inflammation and unhealthy clotting factors decreased in Beijing as pollution levels dropped during the 2008 Olympic Games. In order to maintain that trend, a researcher has some advice: drive less.
A Swedish research team seeking a reliable way to determine who is most at risk of dying after stroke discovers that a simple drawing test may be a good predictor.
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.
It elevates the soul, but an appetite for the arts may also do the body good.
A new study offers good news for women who unwind with a cocktail at the end of the day: light to moderate drinking is associated with lower stroke risk.
It’s not just an environmental hazard. Dirty air can impact health immediately after exposure.
In the second of a series of three government-commissioned studies on the risks of popular drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), researchers report that the medications do not lead to increased …
All tweens aged 9 to 11 should have their cholesterol checked to help head off cardiovascular disease early, according to new medical guidelines announced Friday.
An intriguing new study finds a link between human papillomavirus, or HPV, the common sexually transmitted infection that is the cause of most cervical cancer, and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke in women.
In the first study of its kind, researchers in Sweden have linked exposure to environmental toxins to an increased risk of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries — a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke.