ARCHIVE: November 2019

AHA News: High Blood Pressure Common Among Black Young Adults

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- About 1 in 4 young adults has high blood pressure. But few are getting treated, with new research concluding black young adults are...

AHA News: Congenital Heart Disease Linked to Neighborhood...

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Infants are more likely to be born with serious heart defects if their homes are in neighborhoods that are polluted or economically...

AHA News: Heart Problems Ended His NFL Career, But Magic...

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Jon Dorenbos was swimming with sharks in Bora Bora when he realized he kept losing his breath. During his 14-year NFL career, he'd never...

More Americans Trying to Lose Weight, But Few Succeeding

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are more motivated to lose weight than ever before, with increasing numbers eating less, exercising, drinking water and trying out new diets....

Lung Cancer Report Delivers Good, Bad News

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are surviving lung cancer in recent years, but very few people at high risk are getting the recommended screening. Those are the...

Cancer Risk May Rise After Heart Attack

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Here's some worrisome news for folks who manage to survive a heart attack: New research suggests they might be far more vulnerable to developing cancer...

Why Are Cardiac Arrests More Deadly on Weekends?

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Your odds of surviving a cardiac arrest long enough to be admitted to the hospital are lower on the weekend than on a weekday, researchers say. For the...

Older Cyclists Prone to Injury: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More bicyclists on the road make cycling safer, but head and face injuries still occur, a new study finds. From 2008 to 2017, even as the number of bike...

Needle Exchange Programs Guard Against HIV

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Needle exchange programs in two large U.S. cities prevented thousands of new HIV infections and saved hundreds of millions of dollars, researchers say....

AHA News: Omega-3 May Boost Brain Health in People With a Common...

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Omega-3 fatty acids have drawn attention for their potential to keep people's thinking sharp as they age, and new research appears to...

Plants Will Not Boost Your Home's Air Quality: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Don't count on potted plants to keep your home's air clean. Dispelling a common belief, researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia found that natural...

Jimmy Carter Recovering After Brain Procedure

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- After three falls in recent months, former President Jimmy Carter was recovering at an Atlanta hospital Tuesday morning following surgery to ease pressure...

AHA News: Flu Shot May Aid Heart Bypass Recovery

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Getting a flu shot before heart bypass surgery can head off inflammation throughout the body and possibly lead to a healthier recovery, a...

AHA News: Millions Unaware of Common Heart Attack Symptoms

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Millions of Americans don't know any heart attack symptoms or how to best respond to them, according to a new study that said certain...

Racial Bias Seen in Heart Transplants

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Racial bias among health care providers limits black Americans' odds of receiving a heart transplant, a new study finds. Researchers asked 422 U.S....

Want Extra Years of Life? Keep Blood Pressure Tightly Controlled

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Tighter control of high blood pressure may add years to people's lives, a new study estimates. Researchers calculated that for a typical 50-year-old with...

Testosterone Supplements Double Men's Odds for Blood Clots...

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Testosterone therapy appears to double a man's risk of suffering a potentially life-threatening blood clot, a new study warns. Men had twice the risk for a...

Artificial Intelligence Uses ECGs to Predict A-Fib Risk

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In two studies, artificial intelligence was used with electrocardiogram (ECG) results to identify patients who are at increased risk for a potentially...

Some Jobs Are Better for Women's Hearts Than Others

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could your chosen profession determine the health of your heart? It could certainly have an influence, new research suggests. Scientists analyzed data...

Ultra-Processed Foods May Fast Track You to Heart Trouble

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Grab-and-go foods are an easy option for busy lives, but if you opt for ultra-processed foods a lot, you may pick up something you don't want -- heart...

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