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 12:00 PM 2/7/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- About one in 12 stroke survivors in the United States thinks about suicide or wishes that they were dead, a new study indicates.
The findings suggest that it might be a good idea to regularly screen stroke survivors for depression and suicidal thoughts (More)More Stories from 2/7/2013
Posted 5:00 PM 2/6/2013 by By Amanda Gardner
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- The standard medical care for patients having an ischemic stroke is to give powerful "clot-busting" drugs as soon as possible after the start of the stroke.
But some hospitals are starting to rely on new treatment methods that actually go into the (More)More Stories from 2/6/2013