Diabetes Study Suggests a Little Extra Weight Tied to Longer Survival

MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A controversial new study suggests that some extra weight may be linked to a longer life for people with type 2 diabetes.

Bystander CPR Linked to Better Outcomes After Cardiac Arrest

MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research from Denmark finds that more cardiac arrest survivors are returning to work, because more bystanders are performing CPR.

Device May Pose Dangers for Patients With Irregular Heartbeat: Study

MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart surgeons are making regular and potentially dangerous "off-label" use of a suturing device in patients with abnormal heart rhythms, researchers report.

E-Health Records May Not Boost Stroke Care

MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While electronic health records are touted as the holy grail of a transparent health care system, a new study finds they don't improve treatment results for some stroke patients in the United States.

Many Young Football Players Get Concussions at Practice, Study Says

MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most concussions among high school and college football players occur during practice, a new study finds.

Can Statins Help Lower Lung Cancer Death Risk?

FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins for a year before getting a diagnosis of lung cancer was associated with a 12 percent lower risk of dying from that cancer, new research suggests.

Mars-Bound Astronauts May Face Danger From Cosmic Rays

FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bad news for anyone hoping to travel to Mars: New research in rodents suggests that exposure to cosmic rays may impair the brain functioning of astronauts on missions to the red planet.

911 Best Call for Heart Attack Victims in Rural Areas: Study

FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many rural residents with severe heart attacks drive or are driven to the hospital, but they have a better chance of survival if they call 911, a new study finds.

Routine Heart Care Similar From Nurse Practitioners, Doctors: Study

FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with chronic heart disease will receive the same quality of care from a nurse practitioner or physician assistant as they would from a doctor, a new study suggests.

How to Lower Your Stroke Risk

FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There are a number of ways you can reduce your risk of stroke, a neurologist says.