Posted 3:00 PM 5/1/2013 by By Karen Pallarito
WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- As states prepare to expand Medicaid in 2014, a new study provides insight into how that health insurance coverage might affect low-income adults and what it means for access to care and the cost of care.
The study found that having Medicaid -- the (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 4/30/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to secondhand smoke at home appears to lower teen girls' levels of the "good" cholesterol -- the substance that reduces heart disease risk, researchers report.
The new study included more than 1,000 male and female teens, aged 17, in Australia (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 4/29/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Men who are obese in their early 20s have a significantly increased risk of dying or of having serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease by the time they reach age 55, a new long-term study indicates.
Researchers tracked the health of (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 4/25/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born with serious congenital heart defects are more likely to survive now than they were in the late 1970s, a new study finds. There is still plenty of room for improvement, however, the researchers added.
Over a 26-year period, they tracked (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/24/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test that assesses levels of a compound produced in the stomach appears to be a strong indicator of whether there will be heart trouble down the road, researchers report.
The higher the levels of the compound -- called trimethylamine-N-oxide (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 4/22/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of powerful drug cocktails known as highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) may help protect the hearts of children and teens infected with HIV, a new study reports.
HAART is a form of antiretroviral therapy that is widely used to (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 4/18/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- Demanding physical work may boost a person's risk of heart disease, two new studies suggest.
"Physicians know that high stress can be associated with increased risk of heart disease," said one expert not connected to the study, Dr. Lawrence Phillips (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/17/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have decoded the DNA of the western painted turtle in the hopes that a greater understanding of these reptiles could one day improve treatment for people who suffer a heart attack or stroke.
The researchers identified 19 genes in the (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/16/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Advanced fibrosis -- or progressive scarring of the liver -- is tied to higher death rates from a type of fatty liver disease found in people who drink little or no alcohol, according to a new study.
This increased mortality is primarily due to (More)