Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths and hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke have dropped dramatically in the United States over the past decade, according to a large study of Medicare patients.

Cholesterol Drugs' Benefits Far Outweigh Side Effects, Review Finds

TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The benefits of long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs greatly outweigh the risks, according to a review of research published over 20 years.

Statins May Aid Survival From Colon Cancer

MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Statins, the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs, may also boost colorectal cancer survival, according to a new U.K. study.

Cholesterol Drugs May Speed Healing After Surgery

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recovery time after surgery may be reduced for patients taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins, according to a new study.

No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite recent advances in preventing heart attacks among U.S. seniors, those gains don't seem to have occurred among middle-aged adults -- especially women, a new study reports.

Childhood Sex Abuse May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk in Women

THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged women who were sexually abused as children may be more likely to develop early signs of heart disease, a new study suggests.

Exercise May Help Counter Health Risks of Sedentary Lifestyle

THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being a couch potato may have fewer long-term health consequences if you trade some of your couch time for gym time, suggests a new study.

Cholesterol Levels May Be Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

FRIDAY, July 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High cholesterol levels may increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, a large new British study reports.

Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later

THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who drop their bad health habits can reduce their risk of heart disease as they age, new research suggests.

Low Cholesterol Levels May Spell Trouble for Kidney Cancer Patients

THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low cholesterol levels may increase kidney cancer patients' risk of death, a new study suggests.