Too Much Sitting Hurts Heart Patients' Health

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even with regular exercise, people with heart disease who sit too much have worse health than those who sit less, a new study suggests.

Football Great Frank Gifford Had Brain Disease

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The family of National Football League Hall of Famer Frank Gifford announced Wednesday that he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) prior to his death.

Mosquito-Borne Virus May Cause Fatal Brain Infection

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The mosquito-borne virus chikungunya can cause severe and potentially fatal brain infection in some patients, particularly infants and people older than 65, according to a new report.

Smog Raises Heart Risks in Those With Diabetes, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long periods of exposure to air pollution -- including dust and car exhaust -- heightens heart risks for women with diabetes, a large, new study indicates.

Obesity in Youth May Harm the Heart Long-Term, Even After Weight Loss

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that even if overweight or obese young women slim down later on, obesity-linked damage to the heart may linger for decades.

Heart Disease Doesn't Take a Holiday

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with heart disease should take a number of precautions if they travel over the Thanksgiving holiday, an expert suggests.

Adults With Heart Defects May Face Higher Risk of Stroke: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were born with heart defects are at increased risk for stroke, a new study finds.

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood Flow

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- They've long been associated with Alzheimer's disease, and now new research in animals suggests that protein plaques might slow the brain's blood flow, as well.

Could PMS Raise Women's Risk for High Blood Pressure?

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of women suffer through premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and now new research suggests that those with moderate-to-severe PMS may be at heightened risk for high blood pressure later in life.

Could Obesity Be Wired Into Some Children's Brains?

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children may have difficulty resisting food because of how their brain is wired, a new study suggests.