Poorer Blacks May Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Poorer black people under age 50 are more than three times as likely to have a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular ailment as black people with the highest wealth, a new study suggests.

Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study questions the practice of giving heart-healthy patients blood pressure drugs before surgeries that do not involve the heart.

For Kids Who Stutter, Rhythm Perception May Be Key

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who stutter may have difficulty perceiving musical rhythms, a small study suggests.

White Matter Damage in Brain May Help Spot Early Alzheimer's

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Damage to the brain's white matter may be an early sign of certain types of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.

Newer Birth Control Pills May Slightly Raise Blood Clot Risk

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newer forms of the birth control pill -- brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen -- are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions, a new study finds.

Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Remembering to take your high blood pressure pills every day can be a burden, especially if you're juggling a list of other prescriptions.

'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Moderate" drinking might harm your heart if you're a senior citizen, a new study suggests.

Do People Transmit Happiness by Smell?

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As emotions go, happiness usually hides in plain sight: seen in a broad smile, heard in a raucous laugh, felt in a big hug.

Dyslexia Unrelated to Vision Problems: Study

MONDAY, May 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eye training or other vision therapies will not treat dyslexia in children, say researchers who found normal vision among most children with the learning disability.

Fish Oil Tied to Better Brain Function in Older Adults

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming more omega-3 fatty acids -- found in many types of fish -- may benefit people at risk for Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.