Space Travel May Pose Risks to Heart

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Former Apollo astronauts have up to five times the rate of heart-related deaths that their Earth-bound peers do, a new study shows.

Is Pot Harder on the Heart Than Tobacco?

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking pot might harm your heart health and that of the people around you -- perhaps even more than cigarettes, a new animal study suggests.

Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The seasonal flu vaccine may offer people with type 2 diabetes some protection against dying prematurely, a new study suggests.

Are Stroke Centers Life Savers?

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The odds of surviving a stroke are slightly better for patients treated at hospitals with a specialized stroke department, known as primary stroke centers, a new study finds.

Even a Little Exercise May Help Younger Women's Hearts

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women who exercise just 2.5 hours a week may cut their risk for heart disease by up to 25 percent, a new study suggests.

1 in 10 Alzheimer's Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital Stays

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias may often land in the hospital simply because of poor management of other health problems they have, a new study suggests.

FDA Renews Call to Reduce Salt in Processed Foods

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans eat way too much salt, and one reason why is that processed and prepared foods have a lot of hidden salt, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed

THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Strokes characterized by bleeding inside the lining of the brain are more common among smokers, especially women, researchers report.

Even Your Heart May Benefit From Extra Education

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While there are many obvious benefits to achieving a higher level of education, one you may not have considered is a boost to your heart health.

Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Good for You: Review

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even a high-fat Mediterranean diet may protect against breast cancer, diabetes and heart disease, a new review finds.