Statins Might Not Lower Colon Cancer Risk: Study

TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statins does not appear to reduce the risk of colon cancer, but a person's cholesterol levels might affect risk, a new study suggests.

Pharmacists Can Manage Some Chronic Conditions Effectively, Study Suggests

MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pharmacists may do a better job than doctors helping chronically ill patients manage their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels if they're allowed to direct people's health care, a new evidence review suggests.

Study Questions Health Value of Switching From Butter to Vegetable Oils

TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A controversial new study challenges the idea that heart health will improve if people cut saturated fat -- typically from animal sources -- from their diets in favor of vegetable oil.

A Few Key Steps Can Protect Your Heart andKidneys

THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking care of your heart may also help your kidneys, a new study suggests.

'Paleo' Diet May Help Older Women's Hearts, Waistlines

SUNDAY, April 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The so-called Paleo diet may help older women lose weight and lower their future risk of diabetes and heart disease, a new study has found.

Skipping Meds Greatly Ups Heart Patients' Risk of Stroke: Study

MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People at risk for heart disease are much more likely to die from a stroke if they don't take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and blood pressure medications as prescribed, a new study reports.

A Healthy Heart May Protect an Aging Brain

WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that keeping your heart fit may help your mind stay sharp as well.

Genetic High-Cholesterol Condition More Common Than Thought

MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Twice as many people as previously thought are genetically predisposed to develop dangerously high cholesterol levels, new research suggests.

MS Patients May Be Prone to Other Chronic Illnesses, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with multiple sclerosis (MS) are more likely to have other chronic health problems than those without the nervous system disorder, a new study indicates.

Tai Chi Could Be a Healthy Move for Your Heart

WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tai chi and other traditional Chinese exercises may benefit people with heart disease, researchers report.