Women and Blacks Fare Worse After Heart Attacks: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attacks take more years from the expected life spans of women and blacks than from white males, a new study suggests.

Head Injury Tied to Long-Term Attention Issues in Kids

MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who suffer even mild brain injuries may experience momentary lapses in attention long after their accident, new research finds.

More Progress Needed To Get Stroke Patients Rapid Care

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke victims still aren't getting treated soon enough, a new study suggests.

Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A study of more than 1,400 Italian seniors finds links between patterns of coffee consumption and their risk for "mild cognitive impairment" -- declines in memory and thinking that are often a precursor to dementia.

Do Sporty Teen Girls Live Longer, Healthier Lives?

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who exercised or played sports as teens have a lower risk of premature death from cancer or any other cause much later in life, new research shows.

Stand, Don't Sit, to Get Healthier, Researchers Say

THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sitting too long may be hazardous to your health, even if you exercise regularly, Australian researchers report.

Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk

THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older smokers who experience migraines appear to be at increased risk of stroke, a new study suggests.

New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglyceride Blood Fats: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug dramatically lowers blood levels of potentially harmful triglycerides, a new study finds.

Implanted Defibrillators Restore Healthy Heart Function to Many: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many heart patients are advised to receive an implanted cardiac defibrillator to keep their heart functioning properly.

Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some risk factors for heart disease may also be linked with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia, a new study reports.