For people with metabolic syndrome -- who are at increased risk for cardiovascular diseases like heart attack, heart failure and stroke -- treatment of high blood pressure with less expensive diuretic drugs may be a better choice than newer, more costly medications, according to a new report.
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People with asthma don't all respond to the same treatments. A new study has shown that different asthma subtypes can be distinguished at a molecular level.
You’ve heard that you should lower your cholesterol, but do you know why?
Chest pain or discomfort has long been regarded as the most common early warning sign of a heart attack for both men and women.
Being physically fit after age 60 helps you live longer, regardless of your body's fat content, according to a new study.
While research shows that most people don’t gain as much weight as they fear they will over the holidays, many can’t seem to lose their holiday pounds afterward. The extra weight can build up over the years and contribute to obesity later in life. Why not make this the year you reverse the trend and stop gaining weight over the holidays?
Sticking to a low-fat diet for at least 4 years can reduce an older woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer by about 40%, according to a new study.
Researchers have developed a way to efficiently isolate cells from mouse testes that have the potential to become almost any type of cell in the body.
Researchers have developed a procedure for repairing damaged rat hearts by using cells generated in a dish from human embryonic stem cells.
Best buddies and family share life's ups and downs. They may also share a tendency to gain excessive weight.