Newer Birth Control Pills May Slightly Raise Blood Clot Risk

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newer forms of the birth control pill -- brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen -- are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions, a new study finds.

Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Remembering to take your high blood pressure pills every day can be a burden, especially if you're juggling a list of other prescriptions.

'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Moderate" drinking might harm your heart if you're a senior citizen, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Exercise Boosts Heart Health

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise may be just what the doctor ordered to improve heart health.

Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The cluster of heart risk factors known as the "metabolic syndrome" might raise the risk of heart disease more for black women than it does for white women, a new study suggests.

COPD Raises Cardiac Death Risk for Those With Irregular Heartbeat

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) increases the risk of all-cause and heart-related death in people with the common heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, a new study finds.

Bullied as a Kid, Obese as a Grown-up?

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were bullied in childhood may be at an increased risk for obesity, heart disease and diabetes, a new British study suggests.

Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy older adults who take cholesterol-lowering drugs may be cutting their risk of stroke, a new French study suggests.

One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of U.S. adults have a combination of health problems collectively known as metabolic syndrome that increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to new research.

Stenting Outcomes Vary Widely Among U.S. Hospitals

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of death or stroke after carotid artery stenting varies widely among U.S. hospitals, with the odds four times higher at some medical centers than others, new research suggests.