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.

Health Tip: Preventing Health Problems in Seniors

(HealthDay News) -- Preventive care can help diagnose potential health problems early, protecting you as you age.

2-Minute Walk Every Hour May Help Offset Effects of Sitting

THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Getting up and walking for two minutes every hour could help reverse the negative health effects from prolonged sitting, new research suggests.

Where You're Treated for Heart Attack Matters

THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack patients live longer if they're treated at high-performing hospitals -- those with lower 30-day death rates, a new study indicates.

Health Tip: Muscle Up Your Memory

(HealthDay News) -- Learning new things can help keep your mind sharper, no matter what your age.

Knowledge Is Power for Patients With Heart Failure

WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart failure patients may be more likely to die following hospitalization if they have a hard time reading, understanding and using health information, a new study suggests.

COPD Tied to Raised Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is already the third leading cause of death in the world, and a new European study finds the respiratory illness might also raise a person's odds for sudden cardiac death.

Ex-Baseball Star Kirk Gibson Has Parkinson's Disease

TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kirk Gibson, who played 17 seasons of Major League Baseball and is perhaps best known for a dramatic pinch-hit, ninth inning home run to win a World Series game in 1988, said Tuesday he has Parkinson's disease.

Wider Use of Naloxone Could Cut Deaths From Drug Overdoses: CDC

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Allowing more emergency medical service (EMS) workers to administer the prescription drug naloxone could reduce the number of overdose deaths caused by opioid drugs, U.S. health officials said Friday.

Foods That Help Keep the Pounds Off as You Age

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new look at what kinds of foods might help people keep their weight in check as they age found that not all calories are created equal and some foods are not as bad for the middle-aged waistline as many believe.