Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors May Have Memory Troubles

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors appear to have worse working memory than other adults, a small study finds.

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.

Colds, Flu Up Odds for Stroke in Kids, Though Risk Is Low: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a cold or the flu may sometimes trigger a stroke in children -- particularly those with underlying health conditions -- though the overall risk remains low, a new study indicates.

Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who start hormone therapy toward the beginning of menopause may have a lower risk of developing heart disease, new research suggests.

More Evidence High-Fiber, Mediterranean Diet Is Good for You

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Numerous studies have extolled the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Now, research suggests the regimen may also boost levels of beneficial fatty acids.

Dieters: Don't Replace Saturated Fats With Processed Carbs

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When trimming saturated fat from your diet, subbing in whole-grain foods helps your heart, but turning to white bread doesn't, a new study shows.

Health Tip: Things That Affect Your Heart Rate

(HealthDay News) -- Knowing your heart rate (pulse) can help keep tabs on your physical fitness, even if you're not an athlete.

Cancer May Be a Hidden Danger to the Heart: Report

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with cancer could be suffering silent, unseen heart damage due to their malignancy, a new study from Austria reports.

Sedentary Behavior Linked to Heart Disease in Hispanics

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanics who are inactive much of the time are at increased risk for heart disease and diabetes, even if they get regular exercise, a new study suggests.

Sweetened Drinks May Damage Heart, Review Finds

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages can seriously damage heart health, a new review finds.