Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some people who develop recurring kidney stones may also have high levels of calcium deposits in their blood vessels, and that could explain their increased risk for heart disease, new research suggests.

Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too much alcohol in middle age can increase your stroke risk as much as high blood pressure or diabetes, a new study suggests.

Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When pregnant women have high blood pressure, more-intensive treatment doesn't seem to affect their babies, but it may lower the odds that moms will develop severely high blood pressure.

Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If all Americans had their high blood pressure controlled, 56,000 fewer heart attacks and strokes would occur each year. And 13,000 fewer people would die -- without increasing health costs, a new study claims.

72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Automated external defibrillators -- the kind that are installed and ready for use in many public spaces -- can save lives when needed.

Watch Upper Number on Blood Pressure for Younger Adults: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young and middle-aged adults with high systolic blood pressure -- the top number in the blood pressure reading -- may have an increased risk for heart disease, a new study suggests.

Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Receiving a blood transfusion during heart bypass surgery may raise a patient's risk of pneumonia, researchers report.

Prolonged High Cholesterol in Middle Age Raises Heart Risk Later: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many folks in their 30s and 40s chow down on burgers, fried chicken and other fatty foods without fear, figuring they have years before they need to worry about their cholesterol levels.

Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic insomnia may be at increased risk for high blood pressure, a new study from China suggests.

ER Patients With Chest Pain May Not Always Need Heart Tests: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For patients seen in emergency rooms solely for chest pain, noninvasive screening tests may not always predict future heart trouble, a new study suggests.