Posted 2:00 PM 2/11/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Reducing salt in Americans' diets would save hundreds of thousands of lives over 10 years, according to a new study.
Excess salt, the primary source of sodium, contributes to high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, the leading killer in the (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 2/7/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- About one in 12 stroke survivors in the United States thinks about suicide or wishes that they were dead, a new study indicates.
The findings suggest that it might be a good idea to regularly screen stroke survivors for depression and suicidal thoughts (More)More Stories from 2/7/2013
Posted 5:00 PM 2/6/2013 by By Amanda Gardner
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- The standard medical care for patients having an ischemic stroke is to give powerful "clot-busting" drugs as soon as possible after the start of the stroke.
But some hospitals are starting to rely on new treatment methods that actually go into the (More)More Stories from 2/6/2013
Posted 2:00 PM 2/5/2013 by By Amy Norton
TUESDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The blood pressure drug ramipril may make walking a bit easier for people with clogged leg arteries, new study results suggest.
Researchers found that of 212 people with peripheral artery disease (PAD), those given ramipril every day for nearly six (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 2/4/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
MONDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The baby boom is turning out to be a health bust.
Despite growing up at a time of great innovation in health care, the 78 million people born in the United States between 1946 and 1964 aren't looking all that healthy today, according to a new study.(More)...