Smog Linked to Heart Disease in Seniors

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older people living in cities with high levels of a particular type of air pollution are more likely to be hospitalized for heart disease, a new study reveals.

Sleep Apnea Devices Lower Blood Pressure

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For those suffering from sleep apnea, the disrupted sleep and reduction of oxygen getting to the brain can contribute to high blood pressure, but the two common treatments for the condition both lower blood pressure, Swiss researchers report.

1 in 8 American Adults Still Have High Cholesterol: CDC

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About one in every eight American adults continue to have high levels of total cholesterol, while even more have low levels of "good" cholesterol, health officials reported Tuesday.

Fitness in Youth Can Pay Off Decades Later: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hitting the gym or playing field in your 20s may bring health benefits that last a lifetime, new research suggests.

Too Much Sitting Hurts Heart Patients' Health

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even with regular exercise, people with heart disease who sit too much have worse health than those who sit less, a new study suggests.

Smog Raises Heart Risks in Those With Diabetes, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long periods of exposure to air pollution -- including dust and car exhaust -- heightens heart risks for women with diabetes, a large, new study indicates.

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.