Sudden Heart Death More Common in Male Minority Athletes

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's always surprising and heartbreaking to hear about a young athlete dying suddenly. Now a new study finds that in many of these cases, an underlying heart problem was already present.

Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible'

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Studies involving mice support the effectiveness of two vaccine candidates against the Zika virus, scientists say.

Old Drug Boosts Brain's Memory Centers

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A long-used drug called methylene blue may rev up activity in brain regions involved in short-term memory and attention, a small study suggests.

Donated Blood Won't Transmit Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who've received a blood transfusion can breathe a bit easier: A new study finds no evidence that degenerative brain disorders can be transmitted via donated blood.

Blood Pressure Problems During Pregnancy, Heart Trouble Later?

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who have blood pressure in the high-normal range may have an increased risk for metabolic syndrome after they give birth, a new study indicates.

Are Omega-3s Linked to Lower Risk for Fatal Heart Attack?

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating fish and other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids may lower your risk of fatal heart disease, a new research review suggests.

Type of Disease May Dictate End-of-Life Care

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who have cancer or dementia tend to receive more end-of-life care than those dying from other conditions, a new study of Veteran Affairs hospitals finds.

Those Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who learn to stand up relatively early may also do a bit better with attention, memory and learning by the time they are preschoolers, a new study suggests.

Homing In on the Genetics of Migraine

SUNDAY, June 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An international team of scientists has identified dozens of new genetic variants associated with migraine headaches.

DNA Tests May Spot Brain Infections

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic testing may help diagnose or rule out brain infections, researchers report.