Health News

Their Hearts Will Go On
Mammalian newborn hearts can heal themselves completely, according to new research from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Come On back and See Us Real Soon
Hospital readmission rates for elderly black patients are greater than those of white patients, according to a new study.
The Heart of the Matter
A new development from Queens University, Belfast, may save cancer patients from heart failure and thus save lives.
Learning from History
In recognition of Black History Month we're taking a look at diseases for which African-Americans are at higher risk -- and what to do about them.
Strong of Heart
Women who receive cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D) are 70 percent less likely to experience heart failure and 72 percent less likely to die than men, according to a new study.
Research Keeps Hearts from Failing in Time for Valentine's Day
Deficiencies in an enzyme known as DOT1L could put individuals at higher risk of certain types of heart disease, according to new research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
Belt with a Death-Grip
A new study finds that residents of the nation's so-called stroke belt (southeastern states) also have higher-than-average deaths from heart failure.
Knock, Knock: It's Nocturia
Nocturia, a condition in which individuals experience the frequent need to urinate throughout the night during sleeping hours, affects one in five U.S. men.
Disheartening Figures
Heart disease costs are predicted to triple in the next 20 years in the U.S., according to predictions from the American Heart Association (AHA).
Protection At What Cost?
According to new research from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, about a quarter of African-Americans have a gene that helps protect them against heart disease.