DNA Tests May Spot Brain Infections

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic testing may help diagnose or rule out brain infections, researchers report.

Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Attack Death

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes are much more likely to die after a heart attack than people without the blood sugar condition, a new study finds.

Diabetes Plus Kidney Problems May Raise Heart Risks

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For black Americans with diabetes, poor kidney function appears to boost their risk of dying from heart disease, a new report suggests.

Dallas Confirms 10 Zika Cases in Pregnant Women

THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- At least 10 pregnant women in the Dallas area have been infected with Zika, Texas officials confirmed Wednesday.

Abortion Rates Rising in Zika-Affected Countries, Study Shows

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fears over birth defects from mosquito-borne Zika may be driving up abortion rates in Latin American countries affected by the virus, a new study finds.

Heart Attack Help? There's an App for That

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smartphones, apps and other digital technology could speed emergency care to people suffering a heart complication or stroke, says a new report from the American Heart Association.

Women Get Worse Cardiac Arrest Care Than Men: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive cardiac arrest are less likely than men to get aggressive, lifesaving care at the hospital, researchers report.

Irregular Heartbeat More Deadly in Blacks: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans with a common heart rhythm disorder are at higher risk than whites for serious heart complications and death, a new study finds.

Many Male Docs May Overlook Female Heart Risks: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many male primary care doctors regard heart disease as a man's issue and don't assess risk in female patients, a new French study finds.

Health Tip: Get Checked for High Blood Pressure

(HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure is quite common, but is often undiagnosed.