Health Tip: Get More Omega-3 Fatty Acids

(HealthDay News) -- Omega-3 fatty acids may improve your heart health and help you ward off heart disease.

Could Slight Brain Zap During Sleep Boost Memory?

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulating a targeted area of the brain with small doses of weak electricity while you sleep may enhance your ability to remember what you learned the night before, new research finds.

What Happens When You're Hypnotized?

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Skeptics view hypnosis as a little-understood parlor trick, but a new study reveals real changes occur in the brain when a person enters an hypnotic state.

Space Travel May Pose Risks to Heart

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Former Apollo astronauts have up to five times the rate of heart-related deaths that their Earth-bound peers do, a new study shows.

Deep Brain Stimulation Tested for Early Alzheimer's

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Deep brain stimulation appears safe for people with early Alzheimer's disease -- and might even slow down memory loss in some, a preliminary study suggests.

Is Pot Harder on the Heart Than Tobacco?

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking pot might harm your heart health and that of the people around you -- perhaps even more than cigarettes, a new animal study suggests.

Study of Teen Brains Offers Clues to Timing of Mental Illness

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Changes that occur in teens' brains as they mature may help explain why the first signs of mental illness tend to appear during this time, researchers report.

Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The seasonal flu vaccine may offer people with type 2 diabetes some protection against dying prematurely, a new study suggests.

Are Stroke Centers Life Savers?

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The odds of surviving a stroke are slightly better for patients treated at hospitals with a specialized stroke department, known as primary stroke centers, a new study finds.

Even a Little Exercise May Help Younger Women's Hearts

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women who exercise just 2.5 hours a week may cut their risk for heart disease by up to 25 percent, a new study suggests.