U.S. Cancer Survivors Living Longer

FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As the American population ages, more older adults will survive cancer and live with other chronic conditions that will burden the health care system, U.S. government health officials report.

Inherited Cholesterol Disorder Significantly Boosts Heart Risks

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who inherit a genetic disorder that causes high levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol have an increased risk for heart disease and hardened arteries, a new study finds.

Men Face Greater Risk of Cardiac Arrest: Study

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men are significantly more likely to have their heart stop suddenly than women are, a new study finds.

Has Butter Gotten a Bad Rap?

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Spread the news: Butter may not be the unhealthy food many Americans believe it to be, new research suggests.

Progress Against Heart Deaths Starting to Wane, Report Warns

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- America's war on heart disease and stroke may have suffered a setback.

Sudden Heart Death More Common in Male Minority Athletes

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's always surprising and heartbreaking to hear about a young athlete dying suddenly. Now a new study finds that in many of these cases, an underlying heart problem was already present.

Blood Pressure Problems During Pregnancy, Heart Trouble Later?

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who have blood pressure in the high-normal range may have an increased risk for metabolic syndrome after they give birth, a new study indicates.

Are Omega-3s Linked to Lower Risk for Fatal Heart Attack?

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating fish and other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids may lower your risk of fatal heart disease, a new research review suggests.

Type of Disease May Dictate End-of-Life Care

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who have cancer or dementia tend to receive more end-of-life care than those dying from other conditions, a new study of Veteran Affairs hospitals finds.

Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Attack Death

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes are much more likely to die after a heart attack than people without the blood sugar condition, a new study finds.