Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were severely underweight at birth or who were born very prematurely may be more likely to be introverted, neurotic and afraid to take risks, a new European study suggests.

Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Wide blood pressure fluctuations may signal an increased risk of heart disease and early death, researchers say.

High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High blood sugar associated with prediabetes may increase the risk for Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

Praluent Approved to Treat High Cholesterol

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Praluent (alirocumab) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat people with inherited high cholesterol (heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia) or people at risk of heart attack or stroke from high cholesterol derived from foods or produced by the liver.

FDA OKs First of New Class of Cholesterol Drugs

FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Praluent, the first of a powerful new class of injected, cholesterol-lowering drugs that experts believe could change cardiovascular care.

Climate Change May Be Pushing 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba to Northern Lakes

FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A deadly "brain-eating" amoeba that lives in freshwater sources may be surviving in more northern areas of the United States thanks to climate change, health experts suggest.

High School Band Classes May Boost Teen Brains

FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Music training improves teens' hearing and language skills, a new study says.

FDA Wants to Strengthen Sugar Labeling

FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday it wants food labels to include more information about how much added sugar is in a product, so consumers can see more clearly how much extra sugar they are consuming every day.

Healthy Diet May Help Shield the Aging Brain

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a healthier diet might reduce the risk of problems with certain brain functions as you age, findings from a recent study suggest.

Less-Invasive Repair of Aortic Aneurysm Better in Short Term: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally invasive surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm appears to boost survival in the short term more than traditional surgery does, but that advantage diminishes over time, researchers report.