Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young and middle-aged heart attack survivors are more likely to have poor health and low quality of life if they have fewer family and friends to support them in their recovery, a new study suggests.

Fish Oil Supplements Have Little Effect on Irregular Heartbeat: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of fish oil supplements won't prevent the return of a common type of irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, Canadian researchers report.

Too Many Heart Scans May Pose Radiation Risks, Cardiologists Say

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors need to make sure patients understand the radiation-related risks of heart imaging tests before sending them for such procedures, a new American Heart Association scientific statement says.

After-School Exercise Yields Brain Gains: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular daily exercise appears to improve children's attention and multi-tasking skills, according to a new study.

Junk Food Cravings Linked to Brain Lapse

THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Can't resist that fat-filled goodie? You can blame it on a brain lapse.

Brain Chemical May Help Control Tourette 'Tics'

THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A particular brain chemical may help people with Tourette syndrome suppress the disorder's characteristic "tics," scientists report. They hope their discovery paves the way to new therapies for the developmental neurological disorder.

Boys With Autism Show Certain Grammar Skills in Study

THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Boys with high-functioning autism are stronger in a certain grammar skill than those without autism, according to a small study.

Common Painkillers Tied to Blood Clot Risk, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who use painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) -- which include aspirin, naproxen (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) -- may be at increased risk for potentially deadly blood clots, a new study suggests.

Can Media Multitasking Alter Your Brain?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Multitasking with smartphones, laptop computers and other media devices could change the structure of your brain, according to a new study.

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help After Certain Strokes

TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People using cholesterol-lowering drugs while in the hospital for a hemorrhagic stroke -- which causes bleeding in the brain -- were more than four times more likely to survive than people who weren't taking the drugs, according to a new study.