Calcium supplements may increase the risk of heart disease and death in patients with kidney disease.
A new report reveals six steps for hospitals to help prevent heart failure patients from being admitted to hospital again in the 30 days after they're discharged.
The risk of elevated blood pressure among children and teens increased by nearly a third during a thirteen-year period, according to new research.
A new study reports that childhood physical punishment increased risk of obesity, arthritis and heart disease in adulthood.
More and more Americans are replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners, but scientists are still skeptical the sweet alternative really is better for health.
A new study has linked two blood pressure drugs used to reduce blood pressure in people with diabetes to lower risk rates of heart attack, stroke of heart failure.
It really is never too late to quit smoking. A new study reveals that older women who quit smoking reduce their risk of heart disease, regardless of whether they had diabetes.
New research reveals people who think their stress is affecting their health are more likely to suffer heart attacks.
Researchers found the coronary heart disease fatalities have halved since the 1980s in EU countries.
A growing number of heart patients are being diagnosed with cancer, according to a new study. While people with heart failure are surviving more often with heart conditions, new research reveals that they are increasingly more likely to develop cancer.
Protecting the heart needs an early start. Numerous studies have found that unhealthy lifestyle in adulthood increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. However, a new study reveals that when it comes to preventing heart disease, diet and lifestyle in early life is just as important as diet and lifestyle in later life.
Not getting enough sun can put you at risk for hypertension, according to a new study. Scientists conducting the world's largest genetic study found a strong association between changes in a person's blood pressure and how much of the "sunshine vitamin" they get.
Researchers identified a gene that could be responsible for early onset puberty.
Women should breastfeed for themselves, experts say.
The city of Philadelphia recently invited chefs from Chinese take-out restaurants to participate in free cooking classes that provided tips on using less salt in foods.
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