Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight or obese women who get pregnant are much more likely to have a child who suffers from heart disease as an adult, new research suggests.

Experimental Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Effective, Study Reports

MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental antibody drug could prove effective at lowering LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels for patients who have side effects with cholesterol-lowering statin medications.

Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk

MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Driving "bad" LDL cholesterol down to extremely low levels with a combination drug appears to significantly reduce heart attacks and strokes in high-risk patients with clogged arteries, a new study found.

Emotional Stress Affects Women's Hearts

SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Emotional stress is more likely to physically impact younger women with heart disease compared to men with heart disease and seniors of both genders, new research shows.

Researchers Find Gene Mutation That May Protect Against Heart Disease

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mutations that affect a single gene may significantly reduce the risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.

'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life, Research Suggests

THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even among people who live well into their 90s, those with a particular gene variant may survive the longest, a new study finds.

Early Signs of Plaque in Arteries Signals Future Heart Trouble: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even the early signs of coronary artery disease significantly increase the risk of heart attack and early death, a new study warns.

'Purpose in Life' a Boon to Your Health

MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with a strong sense of purpose in life may be particularly likely to get health screenings such as colonoscopies and mammograms, new research suggests.

Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Over the last three decades, Americans have cut their intake of artery-clogging saturated and trans fats -- but not enough, new research shows.

Frequent Dining Out Might Widen Your Waistline, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Love to dine out? You could be at higher risk for becoming overweight and having poorer cholesterol levels than people who prefer to eat at home, a new study suggests.