Health News

Too Many Late Nights Can Kill You
A new study finds sleep deprivation and disrupted sleep patterns can put individuals at risk of strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular events and disorders.
Partners in Vascular Crime
In many cases of cryptogenic stroke, or stroke of undetermined cause -- which accounts for about 25 percent of all strokes -- physicians believe undiagnosed atrial fibrillation (abnormal heart beat) may be to blame.
You'll Want to Return This Gift from Mother
New research from the University of Oxford, England, shows a mother's stroke can help predict her daughter's heart attack.
Belt with a Death-Grip
A new study finds that residents of the nation's so-called stroke belt (southeastern states) also have higher-than-average deaths from heart failure.
Vegans Vexed?
Vegans -- individuals who don't eat animal products, including dairy -- may be prone to atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries, according to a new study.
Disheartening Figures
Heart disease costs are predicted to triple in the next 20 years in the U.S., according to predictions from the American Heart Association (AHA).
Statins Work Regardless of Protein Levels
A new study counters the claim that statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs) only work for individuals with a certain protein.
The (Neuro)-Logical Next Step
A study from Loyola University suggests that neurological disorders like epilepsy and dementia are on the rise, but new therapies could soon be formed with the help of diagnostic tests and stem cell research.
Protection At What Cost?
According to new research from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, about a quarter of African-Americans have a gene that helps protect them against heart disease.
Stroke Drug May Help Dialysis Patients
A drug used to treat blood clots to prevent strokes has been shown to reduce incidences of catherter malfunction and infection in dialysis, according to a new study.