Posted 5:00 PM 4/29/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Men who are obese in their early 20s have a significantly increased risk of dying or of having serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease by the time they reach age 55, a new long-term study indicates.
Researchers tracked the health of (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 4/25/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- There are many potential causes for fainting, including having low blood pressure or standing up too quickly.
Any instance of passing out should be evaluated by your doctor.
While your doctor may not be able to always suggest a cause, the American Academy of (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/24/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test that assesses levels of a compound produced in the stomach appears to be a strong indicator of whether there will be heart trouble down the road, researchers report.
The higher the levels of the compound -- called trimethylamine-N-oxide (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 4/22/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Alternative treatments like transcendental meditation, biofeedback and guided breathing appear to reduce high blood pressure in some people, a new report suggests.
But only one method that does not involve medication -- aerobic exercise -- is both (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 4/16/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Faster heart rates in otherwise healthy men could be a harbinger of an earlier death, even among those who exercise, a new Danish study suggests.
The finding provides more evidence of the potential danger lurking in the bodies of both men and women who (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/11/2013 by By Brenda Goodman
THURSDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- So-called "apple-shaped" people who carry more fat around their bellies than their hips may be at higher risk of kidney disease, a new study suggests.
The study measured blood flow through the kidneys of 315 men and women in the Netherlands. Those who (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/10/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- A new treatment approach may mean that young people with a form of lymphoma can go without radiation therapy, sparing them side effects or raised cancer risks down the road.
In a trial conducted by the U.S. National Cancer Institute, nearly all (More)
Posted 4:00 AM 4/5/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Reducing dietary salt intake and boosting levels of potassium would prevent millions of deaths from heart disease and stroke worldwide each year, according to three new studies.
The new studies, which reviewed prior research (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 4/3/2013 by By Alan Mozes
WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- New research out of Japan shows a potential link between male baldness and an increased risk for coronary heart disease.
But it only affects men who are balding on top. Those with a receding hairline are not at risk, the researchers reported.(More)...
Posted 10:00 AM 4/2/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Several factors that increase the risk of blood clots in women during or after pregnancy are outlined in a large new study.
Women who were older than 35, who were overweight or obese, or who smoked were at somewhat higher risk of developing blood clots (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 4/1/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Assessing a person's future risk of heart disease and stroke may be a better predictor of mental decline than a dementia risk test, new research suggests.
The study included about 7,800 men and women with an average age of 55. Each participant's risk of (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/22/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- If physicians think their own fitness is important, chances are they'll advise exercise for their patients too, a new study finds.
The research found that physically fit doctors were more likely to push for physical activity in patients than inactive (More)