Posted 5:00 PM 2/12/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Women eating a high-calcium diet and taking calcium supplements adding up to more than 1,400 milligrams a day may be running nearly twice the risk of dying from heart disease, a large Swedish study suggests.
Both men and women take calcium supplements (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 2/11/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Reducing salt in Americans' diets would save hundreds of thousands of lives over 10 years, according to a new study.
Excess salt, the primary source of sodium, contributes to high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, the leading killer in the (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 2/7/2013 by By Alan Mozes
THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Olympic gymnastics champion Gabby Douglas wowed the crowd in crimson, actress/designer Kelly Osbourne flaunted cherry red, and pop star Toni Braxton strutted in ruby Wednesday evening in New York City, all part of the annual Red Dress Collection show to boost (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 2/5/2013 by By Amy Norton
TUESDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The blood pressure drug ramipril may make walking a bit easier for people with clogged leg arteries, new study results suggest.
Researchers found that of 212 people with peripheral artery disease (PAD), those given ramipril every day for nearly six (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 2/4/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
MONDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The baby boom is turning out to be a health bust.
Despite growing up at a time of great innovation in health care, the 78 million people born in the United States between 1946 and 1964 aren't looking all that healthy today, according to a new study.(More)...
Posted 11:44 AM 2/1/2013 by Scott Roberts
FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Ravicti (glycerol phenylbutyrate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat certain urea cycle disorders (UCDs) in people 2 years and older.
These inherited conditions involve a lack of enzymes that help the body remove ammonia (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 1/31/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- For people with heart disease, waist size may better predict risk of early death than overall weight, a new study finds.
Researchers found that normal-weight heart patients who have belly fat have worse survival odds than obese people whose excess (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/30/2013 by By Amy Norton
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- People with a common heart rhythm problem may be able to decrease their symptoms by adding gentle yoga to their treatment regimen, a small study suggests.
The research, reported online Jan. 30 in the Journal of the American College of (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 1/29/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should look more closely at the overall health of impotent men, a large new study suggests.
Men with even mild erectile dysfunction -- but no known heart problems -- face a major extra risk of developing cardiovascular conditions in the future. (More)...
Posted 12:46 PM 1/23/2013 by Scott Roberts
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Exjade (deferasirox) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove excess iron in the blood among people with a genetic blood disorder called non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia (NTDT).
Too much iron in the blood can damage (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 1/22/2013 by By Amy Norton
TUESDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test might help predict a pancreatic cancer patient's chances of benefiting from chemotherapy, a small study suggests.
Researchers found that they were able to put together a genetic "profile" of patients' pancreatic tumor cells that (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/18/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- People who survive a type of stroke called a subarachnoid hemorrhage still have a higher risk of death, particularly if they continue to smoke and do not keep their blood pressure and cholesterol levels low, a new study warns.
A subarachnoid hemorrhage (More)
Posted 11:56 AM 1/17/2013 by Scott Roberts
THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Octaplas has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to augment insufficient clotting proteins that could otherwise lead to excessive bleeding or excessive clotting.
The product is a sterile, frozen solution made from human plasma. A (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/15/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
TUESDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffer from migraines with visual effects called aura may face an increased risk for heart attacks, strokes and blood clots, new studies find.
Only high blood pressure was a more powerful predictor of cardiovascular trouble, the researchers (More)