Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors

TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga has long been believed to improve overall health, but a growing body of evidence shows the ancient practice may also help the heart, a new review finds.

Progress Still Needed on 'Race Gap' in Older Americans' Health

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older blacks are still faring worse than whites in the United States when it comes to managing heart disease and diabetes, a new study finds.

Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications

FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Text reminders improve the chances that patients will stick with their medication regimen, a new study finds.

Daily Statin Might Raise Your Risk for Cataracts: Study

FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a statin to lower your cholesterol may raise your risk of developing cataracts, Canadian researchers report.

Statins Won't Help Protect Bones, Study Finds

MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins have been touted by some as capable of reducing the risk for broken bones. But, it appears that's not the case, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Monitor Your Child's Fat and Cholesterol Consumption

(HealthDay News) -- Children, like adults, should avoid too much fat and cholesterol in their diets.

Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines

MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most older Americans qualify for treatment with cholesterol-lowering statins under new guidelines intended to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, a new study shows.

Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight or obese women who get pregnant are much more likely to have a child who suffers from heart disease as an adult, new research suggests.

Experimental Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Effective, Study Reports

MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental antibody drug could prove effective at lowering LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels for patients who have side effects with cholesterol-lowering statin medications.

Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk

MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Driving "bad" LDL cholesterol down to extremely low levels with a combination drug appears to significantly reduce heart attacks and strokes in high-risk patients with clogged arteries, a new study found.