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.
Depression may go hand in hand with a number of other physical health problems, including heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Now the latest evidence suggests that depression may also increase the risk of stroke.
The rate of stroke is rising in pregnant women and in women who have just given birth, according to new research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Asking people to reduce their dietary salt intake can help them slightly lower blood pressure, but it doesn’t seem to have any effect on their risk of heart attack or heart-related death, according to a new review of existing research.
High doses of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may protect patients from heart attack, but a new analysis of five previous clinical trials finds that they may also increase patients’ risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.