Many Doctors Admit Difficulty in Treating Unexplained Stroke: Poll

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of American doctors do not feel confident that they can spot the reason for a stroke that strikes in the absence of a clearly established cause.

Worse Psoriasis, Less Healthy Arteries, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The skin disorder psoriasis appears linked with artery inflammation, raising the odds for heart disease, a new study says.

Whistle … and Walk … While You Work

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you have to sit almost all day while you work, take a short walk whenever you can.

Sensitive Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart Attack

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new, highly sensitive blood test may help doctors quickly rule out heart attack for almost two-thirds of people who seek emergency room treatment for chest pain, a new study suggests.

Move More to Prevent Heart Failure

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to preventing heart failure, the more exercise, the better.

Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Be Risky for Certain Surgery Patients

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some people on blood pressure drugs called beta blockers may face heightened risks of heart complications during non-cardiac surgeries, a new, large study suggests.

Short Bursts of Intense Exercise Seems Good for Teen Hearts: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Could just a few minutes of intense exercise three times a week reduce teens' risk of potential heart problems?

Severely Obese Kids at Higher Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are severely obese, especially boys, have risk factors that increase their odds of getting heart disease and diabetes, new research finds.

Colds, Flu Up Odds for Stroke in Kids, Though Risk Is Low: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a cold or the flu may sometimes trigger a stroke in children -- particularly those with underlying health conditions -- though the overall risk remains low, a new study indicates.

Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who start hormone therapy toward the beginning of menopause may have a lower risk of developing heart disease, new research suggests.