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Familiar drug niacin proves effective in clinical cholesterol tests
Date: 2009-11-20 21:09:47
Patients taking statins to control high levels of bad cholesterol may benefit more from adding the familiar drug niacin to their regimen, rather than the newer Zetia, new research suggests.... Full Story

Alcohol may reduce risk of coronary heart disease, but at a price
Date: 2009-11-19 22:07:52
Drinking larger quantities of alcohol each day may cut the risk of coronary heart disease in men by more than one-third, a recent study suggests.... Full Story

Healthy diet, strong cognitive testing are predictors of heart disease risk
Date: 2009-11-19 22:01:00
Seniors who maintain a healthy diet and perform well on cognitive testing are less likely to become victims of heart disease than their peers who do not, according to a new study.... Full Story

Study: Migraines may result in higher risk of stroke
Date: 2009-11-18 22:35:02
Aside from experiencing severe discomfort, migraine sufferers may also be exposed to more than twice the risk of ischemic strokes than those who do not commonly get migraines, a new study indicates.... Full Story

CDC study may encourage cholesterol testing
Date: 2009-11-18 22:30:16
While the percentage of Americans with high LDL, or bad, cholesterol has decreased in recent years, many who exceed recommended levels may not be aware of their potentially harmful condition, new research suggests.... Full Story

Study: Poor exercise habits don't explain failing obesity tests
Date: 2009-11-17 22:12:24
Though scientists estimate that nearly one third of children and teens in the U.S. are overweight or obese, a lack of exercise does not explain the rising rates, a new study suggests.... Full Story

Blood tests for phosphorus may identify heart disease
Date: 2009-11-11 22:14:15
Higher levels of phosphorus found in blood testing are believed to be linked to an elevated risk of heart disease, researchers say.... Full Story

Testing for risk factors, infections could prevent strokes
Date: 2009-11-11 22:12:41
Being exposed to several common infections may increase a person's risk of having a stroke later in life, a new study shows.... Full Story

Heart health testing takes new turn
Date: 2009-11-11 22:10:28
Techniques to test for cardiovascular disease risk and cholesterol content can be simplified, according to new research.... Full Story

Doctors: Testing, assessment can curb stroke risk
Date: 2009-11-10 22:11:14
Obesity may be linked to atrial enlargement in the heart, raising the risk of atrial fibrillation, stroke and death, new research suggests.... Full Story

Cholesterol tests clarify links to cancer risk
Date: 2009-11-09 22:22:19
In addition to imposing harmful effects on heart health, high cholesterol could raise a patient's risk of developing some types of cancer, new research suggests.... Full Story

Emerging technology improves heart health testing
Date: 2009-11-03 21:46:51
A team of researchers at Vanderbilt University has developed an imaging system that can study the properties of the heart which lead to cardiac arrest, and may produce more refined heart disease tests.... Full Story

Clinical heart failure testing may lengthen lives
Date: 2009-11-02 21:11:07
Patients with chronic heart failure may have a longer lifespan if they take part in clinical trials such as diagnostic testing, according to new research.... Full Story

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