Health News

Stroke Risk Rising for Young Adults
American adults have gotten heavier and a sizeable percentage don't live a healthy lifestyle. Young adults and teens seem to be following in those same footsteps.
What About Natural Remedies for Hypertension?
Cardiologist John Bisognano, M.D., Ph.D. has patients coming in "carrying bags full of 'natural' products that they hope will help lower their blood pressure." He wanted to know which ones work.
Bringing Back Potatoes
Many Americans believe that potatoes are just vessels for high starch and calories. This is not true though – potatoes have real health benefits.
Heart Tied to Chronic Nausea in Kids
Up to 25 percent of all children experience unexplained chronic nausea, a condition that can be debilitating. Now researchers think they might have found out why.
Snoozing Your Way to Hypertension
Getting poor quality sleep may have more impact than yawning and sleepiness at work the next day. It could also increase the risk of developing high blood pressure in older men.
Body Fat in Obese May Be Toxic
Some obese patients develop conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, while others manage to avoid such chronic diseases. That may be because all obesity is not the same.
Blood Pressure Guidelines Changed
European guidelines for diagnosing and treating hypertension have been dramatically revamped. This marks the first time in a century that there has been a change in the way high blood pressure is diagnosed.
The Low Down on Down Low Testosterone
By the age of 35, men's testosterone levels begin to drop by one or two percent each year. By the age of 50, 30% of men are already below the normal testosterone range and that number increases as years advance.
Hypertension and Diabetes Increase Glaucoma Risk
Coping with diabetes or hypertension alone can prove trying. But those same individuals also may be at an increased risk of developing glaucoma.
Gout Gets the Royal Treatment
Gout, formerly linked with Europe's royal families, has made its way to middle America. Since 1990, U.S. cases have increased by 50 percent, making it a modern-day royal pain in the joints.