Being fit may make you look and feel great — and it could ward off future health risks like high blood pressure.
Condition Center: Cardiovascular
Good news for the people of Earth: people are living much longer than they were 20 years ago, and death rates have dropped for certain cancers, heart disease, stroke and other major diseases around the world.
If you can fight fire with fire, why not fight addiction to nicotine with another chemical?
Lowering your risk for health problems like diabetes and heart disease through diet may be simpler than once thought. Patients may need to simply focus on eating healthy, natural foods in general, rather than worrying about how healthy foods affect factors like blood sugar.
Want to reduce your heart disease risk? Some sun salutations or warrior poses might help.
After a heart attack, patients are usually ready to get back to their lives — and that includes their sex lives. Most, however, do not talk to their doctors about whether it is safe to do so.
Women who had their first period earlier or later than average may want to keep a close eye on their heart health and take action to lower their heart disease risk.
The world’s most common heart rhythm disorder may increase the odds of stroke, dementia and other health problems. A heart-healthy lifestyle, however, may reduce these risks.
Your education doesn’t just put letters behind your name — if you have memory problems, your level of education could reveal important information about your health.
Health problems that seem unrelated to men’s fertility — like diabetes or high blood pressure — may damage men’s sperm. And men can take steps that can both improve their overall health and make them more fertile.
Extra padding around the tummy may seem harmless, but it could pose some long-term health risks. Luckily, taking measures to reduce belly fat could reduce these risks.
Salt may be a little less sinister for patients with high blood pressure than once thought. And sugar may steal salt’s spot on the list of blood pressure spikers.
A picture of your brain after you’ve had a mini-stroke may show doctors your risk of having another stroke. And you can take steps to lower that risk.
Thinking about taking a daily aspirin to improve your health? You may want to think again. Some side effects of aspirin may outweigh the medication’s benefits.
The risk for blood clots may go up after surgery, but patients can take steps to lower that risk.
Having weight loss surgery can improve obese patients’ health, but it isn’t a fix-all for health problems tied to being obese. Exercise may improve these patients’ overall health even more and lower their risk for diabetes.
For diabetes patients, having mild heart disease might not mean that their health risks are mild. Whether it’s mild or severe, coronary artery disease may raise the risk of other life-threatening heart problems in diabetes patients.
Some medications help patients in several ways — such as how an aspirin for a fever may also lower heart attack risk — but that isn’t always the case. A medication for cholesterol once thought to improve bone health probably doesn’t do so, a new study found.