Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too much alcohol in middle age can increase your stroke risk as much as high blood pressure or diabetes, a new study suggests.

Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes are less likely to take their diabetes medications if they've been diagnosed with cancer, researchers report.

Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When pregnant women have high blood pressure, more-intensive treatment doesn't seem to affect their babies, but it may lower the odds that moms will develop severely high blood pressure.

Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If all Americans had their high blood pressure controlled, 56,000 fewer heart attacks and strokes would occur each year. And 13,000 fewer people would die -- without increasing health costs, a new study claims.

Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who consume a lot of sugary drinks may enter puberty earlier than girls who don't, Harvard researchers report.

Watch Upper Number on Blood Pressure for Younger Adults: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young and middle-aged adults with high systolic blood pressure -- the top number in the blood pressure reading -- may have an increased risk for heart disease, a new study suggests.

Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Receiving a blood transfusion during heart bypass surgery may raise a patient's risk of pneumonia, researchers report.

Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic insomnia may be at increased risk for high blood pressure, a new study from China suggests.

Diabetes-Related Foot Condition Often Missed

FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A debilitating condition called Charcot foot is often missed among the nearly 30 million Americans with diabetes, doctors say.

Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems

FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with eczema -- a chronic, itchy skin disease that often starts in childhood -- may also have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study.