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.

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.

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.

Health Tip: Promote Better Brain Health

(HealthDay News) -- For a healthier brain, be sure to feed it well. Your mind needs both mental exercise and a nutritious diet to help it stay sharp.

High 'Resting' Heart Rate Tied to Higher Odds of Early Death

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A rapid "resting" heartbeat might mean you have a higher risk of dying early, researchers suggest.

Danger Persists for Young Women After Heart Attack, Stroke

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young women who survive a heart attack or stroke may not be out of danger once they recover, European researchers say.

Why Women Should Lower Their Holiday Stress Level

SUNDAY, Nov. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The stress of making holiday time a happy time can put women at risk for heart problems, an expert warns.

New 'Collar' Aims to Help Shield Brain From Concussion

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new type a lightweight and pressurized neck collar may help prevent mild concussions during sports, according to the developers of the device.

Gel Injections May Help Heart Failure Patients

THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart failure patients who had beads of gel injected into their beating hearts continue to show improvement in their health a year after undergoing the procedure, researchers report.