Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet and regular exercise might be the keys to keeping your brain free of changes that lead to Alzheimer's disease, a small study suggests.

U.S. Kids Don't Make the Grade on Heart Health

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most American children fall short of ideal heart health, a new American Heart Association scientific statement says.

Task Force Calls for More Study Into Risks, Benefits of Kids' Cholesterol Screening

TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's not enough evidence to determine the potential benefits or risks of screening for high cholesterol in children and teens without symptoms, signs or a known diagnosis, experts say.

Heart Risk Factors Rise Before Menopause

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease risk factors -- such as abnormal cholesterol levels and high blood pressure -- appear to increase before a woman goes through menopause, not after, new research finds.

Fat May Not Hike Heart Attack Risk: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In a study that challenges a commonly accepted belief, Swedish researchers contend that obesity may not increase the risk of heart attack or premature death.

Lots of Red Meat, an Earlier Grave?

MONDAY, Aug. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you turn to red meat as your main source of protein, you could be shortening your life, a new study suggests.

1 in 10 Alzheimer's Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital Stays

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias may often land in the hospital simply because of poor management of other health problems they have, a new study suggests.

Cutting Down on Sweets Can Help Kids' Hearts

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting sugar -- not calories -- is the key to reducing the risk of heart disease among obese children, a new study suggests.

9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented, Study Finds

FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability but the vast majority of strokes are preventable, according to a new study.

Health Before a Stroke Is Big Predictor of Second Attack

THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke survivors who had high blood pressure or other heart risk factors before their stroke may be at greater risk for another stroke and dementia years later, a new Dutch study finds.