Mouse Study Suggests Stem Cells May Reverse Stroke Damage

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Research in mice shows it may be possible to reverse brain damage after a stroke.

Teen Student-Athletes Often Unfit, Overweight

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Student-athletes may be more popular than teens who don't play sports, but they're no more fit.

'Business Diet' a Bad Deal for the Heart

FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The typical "social business diet" -- heavy on red meats, sweet drinks, processed snacks and booze -- takes a toll on the heart, a new study finds.

Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who've ever suffered gallstones may have a slightly increased risk of developing heart disease down the road, a large new study suggests.

Zika Kills Vital Nervous System Cells in Adult Mice, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Zika virus kills neural stem cells in the brains of adult mice, giving clues to its effects on the human brain, researchers say.

Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking calcium supplements with the hope of keeping osteoporosis at bay may raise an older woman's risk of dementia, a new study suggests.

Anemia Boosts Stroke Death Risk, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older stroke victims suffering from anemia -- a lack of red blood cells -- may have higher odds of dying, researchers report.

Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet and regular exercise might be the keys to keeping your brain free of changes that lead to Alzheimer's disease, a small study suggests.

Do Angioplasty Patients Really Need Beta-Blocker Drugs?

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors might be overprescribing beta-blocker medications to heart patients who aren't seriously ill, a new study contends.

Heart Health May Hinge on Easy Access to Fresh Food

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who can't shop for fresh food close to home are more likely to have early signs of heart disease, a new study finds.