Health News

How to Help Prevent Heart Failure
Lifestyle choices may help prevent heart failure, including a type that's usually resistant to available therapies, a new study found.
Parents Smoking Might Be Heartbreaker for Kids
Many parents may try to step away from their children when they smoke, but children exposed to even small amounts of smoke may grow up to have heart problems.
How Your Childhood Could Affect Your Heart Health
You may have more to thank your parents for than just your height and eye color. The way they raised you might affect your heart health as an adult.
Working Long Hours May Increase Heart Disease Risk
Working very long work hours can cause family problems and dissatisfaction with your job, but new research suggests it may also hurt your heart.
Stroke Prevention Should Start Early in Life for Women
Stroke usually affects people later in life. However, new research suggests that it's not just older adults who should be careful.
Defibrillator Might Not Be Dependable
If you are reaching for a defibrillator, the situation is likely one of life or death. But a new announcement warns that a certain type of defibrillator might not perform in that emergency.
Metal Used in Electronics Linked to Stroke
Current human exposure to the metal tungsten is thought to be low. But increasingly, the metal, which is used in cell phones and computers, is entering the environment and being linked to higher health risks.
Taking Air Pollution to Heart
Air pollution levels around the globe have been rising in recent years. Millions of people die each year from this pollution, as toxins not only cause lung problems but heart trouble as well.
Chemicals in Plastics Bad for Hearts
Plastic additives called phthalates are used widely in various products and were once considered harmless. But their safety has been questioned in recent years. 
Neighborhoods May Be Cardio-Toxic
When it comes to the health of your heart, it's not just traditional risk factors at play. The chance of your heart stopping also may depend on where you live. Yes, your 'hood' impacts your health.