Poorer Blacks May Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Poorer black people under age 50 are more than three times as likely to have a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular ailment as black people with the highest wealth, a new study suggests.

Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study questions the practice of giving heart-healthy patients blood pressure drugs before surgeries that do not involve the heart.

Newer Birth Control Pills May Slightly Raise Blood Clot Risk

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newer forms of the birth control pill -- brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen -- are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions, a new study finds.

Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Remembering to take your high blood pressure pills every day can be a burden, especially if you're juggling a list of other prescriptions.

'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Moderate" drinking might harm your heart if you're a senior citizen, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Exercise Boosts Heart Health

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise may be just what the doctor ordered to improve heart health.

Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The cluster of heart risk factors known as the "metabolic syndrome" might raise the risk of heart disease more for black women than it does for white women, a new study suggests.

COPD Raises Cardiac Death Risk for Those With Irregular Heartbeat

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) increases the risk of all-cause and heart-related death in people with the common heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, a new study finds.

Bullied as a Kid, Obese as a Grown-up?

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were bullied in childhood may be at an increased risk for obesity, heart disease and diabetes, a new British study suggests.

Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy older adults who take cholesterol-lowering drugs may be cutting their risk of stroke, a new French study suggests.