New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds

MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new class of cholesterol drug could sharply cut "bad" LDL cholesterol in people who don't fare well on commonly used cholesterol-lowering medications called statins, a new research review confirms.

Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks

MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma can beat back the once-deadly cancer, it may also render patients vulnerable to heart disease decades later, a new study shows.

Study Challenges Salt Guidelines for Kids

MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials warned last year that nine out of 10 American kids eat more salt than they should, raising their lifelong risk of high blood pressure and heart disease.

MRI May Help Gauge Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat

MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Special MRI scans of the heart can help spot people with atrial fibrillation -- a common heart rhythm disorder -- who are at high risk for stroke, a new study shows.

Health Tip: Smoking Affects Your Heart

(HealthDay News) -- Smoking can lead to cell and tissue damage throughout your body, and experts say your heart isn't spared.

Young Brains May Gain Skills When Parents Read to Kids

SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it's Dr. Seuss or Beatrix Potter, when parents read to young children it may spur brain activity that supports early reading skills, a new study finds.

Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Slightly more than half of middle-aged adults and seniors in the United States take aspirin daily to prevent heart attack, stroke or other serious illnesses, a new survey has found.

Childhood Abuse, Neglect Linked to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who suffer abuse or neglect are at increased risk for high blood pressure when they're adults, new research suggests.

Smog May Be Harming Your Brain

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to tiny particles of air pollution may be linked to subtle changes in the brain that could lead to thinking and memory problems, a new study suggests.

Why Ringing in the Ears May Be Hard to Treat

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Tinnitus is associated with surprisingly wide-ranging brain activity, researchers report, and this may be why the hearing disorder is hard to treat.