A commonly used method of calculating a person's risk of heart attack or stroke in the next five years may overestimate the actual risk, leading doctors to unnecessarily prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs, researchers said Monday.
Older men with clogged arteries who took testosterone therapy seemed to have a lower risk of heart attacks than men who did not take the hormone, a study suggested Sunday.
The first major research of its kind shows that cholesterol-lowering statins can prevent heart attacks and strokes in a globally diverse group of older people who don't have heart disease.
Taking steps to recover from depression and boost vitamin D levels may improve heart health, according to new research out Saturday.
People who report drinking three to five cups of coffee per day are less likely to die prematurely from heart disease, suicide, diabetes or Parkinson's disease, U.S. researchers said Monday.
A company whose name is synonymous with eyeballs on the Internet is turning its attention to hearts. Google Life Sciences, a research group recently spun off from its parent corporation, is teaming with the American Heart Association in a US$50 million project to find new ways to fight heart disease.
Boys with a low resting heart rate in their late teens run a higher risk of turning to a life of violent crime when grown, a study out Wednesday suggests.
Federal health regulators are bolstering warning labels on popular pain relievers like Advil and Aleve, adding new information about their risks of heart attack and stroke.
New research has added to tentative evidence that eating chocolate in modest quantities may be good for the heart, its investigators said on Tuesday.
Long viewed as a controversial dark substance, coffee is gaining ground among medical experts who say it can protect against heart disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and diabetes, even if it is decaffeinated.