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.

Fidgeting Might Be Good for Your Health

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Tapping your foot, drumming your fingers, shifting in your office chair -- many people fidget at some point in their day.

Not All Trans Fats Harm the Heart, German Study Contends

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For years, trans fats have been viewed as bad for the heart, prompting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last summer to ban artificial trans fats from food products.

Could a Texting App Help Your Heart?

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regular text message reminders can help people with heart disease stick to a healthier lifestyle, Australian researchers report.

Gut Bugs May Affect Body Fat, 'Good' Cholesterol Levels

THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The size of your waistline may depend to some degree on the specific bacteria dwelling within your gut, new research suggests.

Obamacare Likely to Spur Rise in Chronic Disease Diagnoses: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are getting health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which may lead to many more people getting diagnosed and treated for chronic conditions, such as diabetes, a new study contends.

FDA Approves Repatha for High Cholesterol

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Repatha (evolocumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the second non-statin drug in its class approved to treat high cholesterol.

FDA Approves Second Drug in New Class of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a second drug that's part of a potent new class of medications that sharply cut levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol.

Jury Still Out on Whether Saturated Fat Is Bad for You, Researchers Say

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new review suggests that saturated fats, like those found in many dairy products and meat, may not be the big contributors to heart disease or early death that many think they are.

Screen Teens With Depression for Heart Disease, Experts Say

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with major depression or bipolar disorder may face a higher risk for heart disease and they need to be followed closely, new recommendations from the American Heart Association state.