Treatments for Brain Cancer Take Heavy Toll on the Brain

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation and chemotherapy can cause structural changes in the healthy brain tissue of patients with glioblastoma brain tumors, a new study finds.

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to More Alzheimer's Brain 'Tangles'

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 2 diabetes may be more prone to developing the brain "tangles" associated with Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

Younger Women With Diabetes More Vulnerable to Heart Attack: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young women with diabetes are much more likely to have a heart attack than those without the blood sugar disease, new research says.

Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Can acupuncture benefit people with mildly or moderately elevated blood pressure?

Heart Doctors May Have Hard Time Spotting Valve Problems

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart specialists can't always identify heart valve problems through the sound of heart murmurs, but additional training improves their abilities, a new study shows.

Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Three out of four American adults have a heart that's "older" than their years, raising their risk for heart attack or stroke, federal health officials said Tuesday.

Cutting Calories May Help You Fend Off Age-Linked Disease: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Want to enjoy a healthier old age? Try eating a little less each day.

Cutting-Edge Genetic Tests May Improve Management of Autism

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A pair of genetic tests could help parents and doctors better understand the numerous challenges that a child newly diagnosed with autism might face throughout life, a new study suggests.

Blood Pressure May Be Key to Brain Hemorrhage Recurrence

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who survive a brain hemorrhage, also known as a bleeding stroke, may be at higher risk for another one if they don't control their blood pressure, a new study warns.

Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy, Youth Tied to Irregular Heartbeat Years Later

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People seem more likely to have atrial fibrillation as adults if they were exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke during childhood or while in the womb, new research suggests.