Blood Pressure May Be Key to Brain Hemorrhage Recurrence

Survivors who kept pressure under control helped prevent a second 'bleeding stroke,' study found


Cold Weather May Up Risk of Stroke, Severe Heart Attack for Some

But more study needed to determine what strategies might cut those risks


Could Lots of Coffee Up Heart Risks for Young Adults With High Blood Pressure?

Study finds an association, but can't prove cause and effect


Cutting Calories May Help You Fend Off Age-Linked Disease: Study

Smaller portions could lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, even in low-risk people


Genetics May Help Guide Kids' Cancer Treatment

Findings may allow more targeted therapy for the toughest cases, researchers say


Knee, Hip Replacement Surgeries Linked to Heart Risks

Odds are highest in the month following the procedure, study finds


Naps May Do a Heart Good

Study found they lowered blood pressure in patients, were linked to better heart and vessel health


Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy, Youth Tied to Irregular Heartbeat Years Later

Effect was strongest for those without other risk factors for atrial fibrillation, but more study needed


Two Measures of Heart Health May Hint at Seniors' Independence

Researchers eye earlier detection of decline


U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDC

Higher tobacco taxes, tough messages contribute to falloff, experts say


Wireless Pacemaker Shows Promise in Early Trial

Though it can be placed in heart without surgery, unlike tradtional devices, some safety concerns remain


Women Who Breast-Feed Less Likely to Have MS Relapse: Study

But protective effect seems to last only about as long as exclusive nursing does


Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are

Smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol can age this vital organ, CDC says