More People Worldwide Eating 'Healthy' Fats, Study Finds

FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of healthy fats in people's diets worldwide increased over the past two decades, while their intake of harmful fats stayed about the same, a new study finds.

Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults

WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The rates of five serious complications from diabetes -- heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, amputations and death -- have all dropped dramatically since 1990, a new U.S. government study shows.

Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study

TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nonwhite Americans are exposed to 38 percent higher levels of nitrogen dioxide air pollution than whites, a new study shows.

Less Salt Use Tied to Drop in U.K. Heart Deaths

MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drop in salt consumption likely played a big role in a recent large reduction in deaths related to heart disease and stroke in England, a new study suggests.

A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A doctor's "bedside manner" seems to have a real effect on patients' health, a new research review suggests.

Heart Failure Drug Might Help Reduce Hospitalizations

WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug often used to treat heart failure patients does little to lower cardiac arrest or death risk among people with a common form of the disease. But it does help reduce hospitalizations, a new study finds.

Certain Prescription Painkillers Tied to Higher Risk of Irregular Heartbeat: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A long-term study suggests that older people who use common prescription painkillers, including prescription-strength ibuprofen, may be increasing their risk for developing a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation.

Aspirin Advised for Women at High Risk for Pregnancy Complication

MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women at high risk for the serious condition called preeclampsia should take low-dose aspirin every day after their first trimester, according to a new draft recommendation by an influential U.S. panel of experts.

Stroke Often Missed in ERs, Study Finds

MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Early signs and symptoms of stroke are often missed by emergency department doctors, a new study finds.

Stem Cells Show Promise for Stroke Recovery

MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In an early test, researchers report they've safely injected stem cells into the brains of 18 patients who had suffered strokes. And two of the patients showed significant improvement.