Pet owners with chronic diseases appear to have healthier hearts than people living without an animal companion, whether furry, scaly or feathery, according to a Japanese study.
Measuring blood pressure on both arms rather than only one can reveal an elevated risk of heart disease or even death, according to a study released Monday.
Grief over the death of a loved one can cause a huge spike in a person's risk of heart attack, especially in the early days after the loss, said a U.S. study on Monday.
People who eat too much of a high-calorie, low-protein diet tend to gain more body fat than people who overeat high amounts of protein, U.S. researchers said Tuesday.
Children who get more exercise also tend to do better in school, whether the exercise comes as recess, physical education classes or getting exercise on the way to school, according to an international study.
Heart health campaigners urged the British government Thursday to follow Australia's lead and ban all eye-catching designs and branding from cigarette packs to stop young people being lured into smoking.
U.S. regulators on Monday revised the label for Sanofi SA's heart drug Multaq to reflect a doubling of health risks, including death, for some patients with irregular heart rhythms.
U.S. drug advisers recommended that the label for Johnson and Johnson's Ortho Evra birth control patch be simplified to better explain the risk of blood clots.
Taking a moderate amount of salt may be healthier than too little or too much, researchers reported on Tuesday in a study likely to fuel the debate over the health effects of salt in the diet.
People with the warning signs of heart disease, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, are more likely to survive their hospital stay for a first heart attack than those with a cleaner bill of health, a U.S. study said.