Many Doctors Admit Difficulty in Treating Unexplained Stroke: Poll

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of American doctors do not feel confident that they can spot the reason for a stroke that strikes in the absence of a clearly established cause.

Sensitive Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart Attack

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new, highly sensitive blood test may help doctors quickly rule out heart attack for almost two-thirds of people who seek emergency room treatment for chest pain, a new study suggests.

Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Be Risky for Certain Surgery Patients

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some people on blood pressure drugs called beta blockers may face heightened risks of heart complications during non-cardiac surgeries, a new, large study suggests.

Obesity Won't Affect Joint Surgery Safety, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese and overweight people who have joint replacement surgeries are less likely to need blood transfusions and are no more likely to face complications than normal weight patients, a new analysis finds.

Severely Obese Kids at Higher Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are severely obese, especially boys, have risk factors that increase their odds of getting heart disease and diabetes, new research finds.

Higher-Protein Diet May Help Some With Type 2 Diabetes

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 2 diabetes may benefit from a higher-protein diet, but it likely depends on whether or not they have a particular gene related to vitamin D metabolism, new research suggests.

More Evidence High-Fiber, Mediterranean Diet Is Good for You

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Numerous studies have extolled the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Now, research suggests the regimen may also boost levels of beneficial fatty acids.

Sedentary Behavior Linked to Heart Disease in Hispanics

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanics who are inactive much of the time are at increased risk for heart disease and diabetes, even if they get regular exercise, a new study suggests.

Childhood Trauma May Boost Heart Disease Risk for a Lifetime

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Experiencing high levels of mental stress at any point in life -- even if only in childhood -- may raise the risk for heart disease, stroke or diabetes in adulthood, a new study suggests.

Sweetened Drinks May Damage Heart, Review Finds

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages can seriously damage heart health, a new review finds.