NFL Linemen Keep Growing, Putting Their Health at Risk, Experts Say

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers gear up for Sunday's Super Bowl 50 showdown, many may be focused on the potential dangers of concussion, but that's not the only health risk football players face.

Depression May Boost Seniors' Risk for Heart Disease, Stroke

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Depression increases the risk of heart disease and stroke in older adults, a new study indicates.

'Obese' May Not Always Equal Unhealthy: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many overweight and obese Americans might be perfectly healthy when it comes to blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels -- while many thin folks may not be the picture of good health, a new study contends.

Stress-Prone Teen Males May Be at Risk of High Blood Pressure Later

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young men who get stressed out easily appear to have a greater risk of high blood pressure later in life, a new study suggests.

Study: Small Bump in Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Might Harm Baby

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even slightly elevated blood pressure in late pregnancy may increase the risk of having an underweight or stillborn infant, new research suggests.

New Blood Pressure Guidelines a Danger to Patients: Study

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists continue to debate when doctors should prescribe blood pressure medication for older Americans, with a new study saying delayed treatment puts people at greater risk of stroke.

Fitness Linked to Better Survival After First Heart Attack

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Being in good shape may improve a person's chances of surviving a first heart attack, a new study indicates.

Suicide, Drugs Only Partly to Blame for Rising Deaths of Middle-Aged U.S. Whites

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Death rates among middle-aged white Americans were higher than expected in 2014, likely because progress against common killers such as diabetes and heart disease has halted, a new study contends.

Prenatal Antidepressant Use Not Linked to Infant Heart Defects: Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antidepressants during pregnancy does not appear to increase the risk of having a baby with heart birth defects, a new British study suggests.

Daily Caffeine Doesn't Seem to Jolt the Heart: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There may be good news for coffee, tea and chocolate lovers: Regular caffeine consumption may not cause dangerous racing of the heart, a new study finds.