Obesity in Youth May Harm the Heart Long-Term, Even After Weight Loss

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that even if overweight or obese young women slim down later on, obesity-linked damage to the heart may linger for decades.

Heart Disease Doesn't Take a Holiday

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with heart disease should take a number of precautions if they travel over the Thanksgiving holiday, an expert suggests.

Adults With Heart Defects May Face Higher Risk of Stroke: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were born with heart defects are at increased risk for stroke, a new study finds.

Could PMS Raise Women's Risk for High Blood Pressure?

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of women suffer through premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and now new research suggests that those with moderate-to-severe PMS may be at heightened risk for high blood pressure later in life.

High 'Resting' Heart Rate Tied to Higher Odds of Early Death

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A rapid "resting" heartbeat might mean you have a higher risk of dying early, researchers suggest.

Danger Persists for Young Women After Heart Attack, Stroke

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young women who survive a heart attack or stroke may not be out of danger once they recover, European researchers say.

Why Women Should Lower Their Holiday Stress Level

SUNDAY, Nov. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The stress of making holiday time a happy time can put women at risk for heart problems, an expert warns.

Gel Injections May Help Heart Failure Patients

THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart failure patients who had beads of gel injected into their beating hearts continue to show improvement in their health a year after undergoing the procedure, researchers report.

Rare Nervous System Disorder Can Put Pregnancy at Risk: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An uncommon central nervous system disorder may increase pregnant women's risk for miscarriage or a serious pregnancy-related condition known as pre-eclampsia, a new study reveals.

Sleep Cycle Changes May Affect Your Health

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Waking early on workdays and sleeping in on days off may not be as restful as you think: a new study suggests that when routine sleep habits are disrupted, your risk for diabetes and heart disease rises.