Health News

Healthy Teen, Healthier Adult
Teen habits could cast long shadows for men when it comes to high blood pressure (hypertension).
For Better Health, Nix the Sugary Drinks
That daily dose of sugary soda may be a real downer for many people's health.
Why Heart Failure Patients Shouldn't Give Up
Even if you happened to wait until after a heart failure diagnosis to think about a healthy diet and exercise plan, it may not be too late.
The Expiration Date for Antipsychotic Benefits
After an acute manic episode, bipolar patients are often kept on antipsychotic medications to prevent future episodes. But the potential risks of this practice may outweigh the benefits.
Got Type 1? Type 2 Rx May Not Help
For overweight teens with type 1 diabetes, good blood sugar control can be hard to come by.
Why One Diet May Not Fit All
Did you ever wonder why certain diets work for some people but not for others? Science might have just found the answer.
Life's Simple 7: More Than Heart Health
The American Heart Association (AHA) has identified seven simple steps people can take to reduce their risk of heart disease. But new evidence suggests that the AHA's "Life's Simple 7" may wind up benefiting much more than patients' hearts. {C}
Kidney Disease Risk Linked to Lifestyle Choices
If you needed another reason to get off the couch and move around, here it is.
How Common Chemicals Could Hurt Your Health
They're in water bottles, cans, cosmetics and shopping receipts — they're called endocrine-disrupting chemicals, and mounting evidence ties them to a host of health problems, most recently obesity and diabetes.
Understanding Atrial Fibrillation
"AFib" may sound like a little white lie, but it’s actually a serious medical condition. Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is the most common type of heartbeat rhythm problem.