U.S. Cancer Survivors Living Longer

FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As the American population ages, more older adults will survive cancer and live with other chronic conditions that will burden the health care system, U.S. government health officials report.

Memory Loss: Normal or a Sign of Trouble?

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mild memory lapses such as forgetting where you put your keys or reading glasses, though worrisome, are normal, experts say.

Inherited Cholesterol Disorder Significantly Boosts Heart Risks

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who inherit a genetic disorder that causes high levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol have an increased risk for heart disease and hardened arteries, a new study finds.

Men Face Greater Risk of Cardiac Arrest: Study

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men are significantly more likely to have their heart stop suddenly than women are, a new study finds.

Zika Brain Damage May Occur in Babies With Normal-Sized Heads

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In the ongoing crisis around Zika-linked birth defects, attention has been largely focused on infants born with too-small heads, or microcephaly.

Has Butter Gotten a Bad Rap?

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Spread the news: Butter may not be the unhealthy food many Americans believe it to be, new research suggests.

Progress Against Heart Deaths Starting to Wane, Report Warns

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- America's war on heart disease and stroke may have suffered a setback.

Sudden Heart Death More Common in Male Minority Athletes

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's always surprising and heartbreaking to hear about a young athlete dying suddenly. Now a new study finds that in many of these cases, an underlying heart problem was already present.

Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible'

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Studies involving mice support the effectiveness of two vaccine candidates against the Zika virus, scientists say.

Old Drug Boosts Brain's Memory Centers

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A long-used drug called methylene blue may rev up activity in brain regions involved in short-term memory and attention, a small study suggests.