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.

MS May Raise Odds for Earlier Death, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with multiple sclerosis may have twice the risk of dying prematurely compared to people without MS, 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.

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.

'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.

Hospice May Help Ease Depression After Loss of Spouse

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hospice care may help a surviving spouse better cope with depression following the death of a loved one, a new study reports.

Too Many Women Who Need Bone Screening Aren't Getting It

MONDAY, May 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too few women at high risk for osteoporosis are being tested for the bone-depleting condition, while too many women at low-risk arebeing screened, a new study suggests.

Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests, but does not prove, that men with asthma may be less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer or to die from the disease.

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.

Diet and Exercise May Not Stave Off Age-Related Muscle Loss

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's not clear whether diet and exercise can prevent muscle loss as people age, a new British review finds.