Is Dairy Due for a 'Heart Health Makeover'?

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For years, nutritionists have warned Americans to minimize dairy in their diets, especially high-fat dairy products. But new research involving 24,000 U.S. adults suggests milk and milk-derived products…

For a Healthier Heart, Stick to 6 to 8 Hours of Sleep

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to sleep, people seem to have different needs. But how much sleep is best for your heart? A new analysis of 11 studies that included a total of more than 1 million adults without heart…

Take a Vacation, Your Heart Will Thank You

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you've been enjoying a lot of time off this summer, a new analysis has good news: All that vacationing might lengthen your life. The finding comes from an updated review of data in a 1970s Finnish…

Take a Vacation, Your Heart Will Thank You

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you've been enjoying a lot of time off this summer, a new analysis has good news: All that vacationing might lengthen your life. The finding comes from an updated review of data in a 1970s Finnish…

Is Dairy Due for a 'Heart Health Makeover'?

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For years, nutritionists have warned Americans to minimize dairy in their diets, especially high-fat dairy products. But new research involving 24,000 U.S. adults suggests milk and milk-derived products…

Traffic Noise Is (Bad) for the Birds

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- City birds age faster than their country cousins and traffic noise may be the reason why, a new study suggests. The research focused on telomeres -- caps on the ends of chromosomes that protect genes…

More Evidence Ties Stress to Heart Trouble

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Depression, anxiety or other forms of mental distress may significantly boost the risk of heart disease among older adults, new research from Australia suggests. The finding is from a four-year study…

What You Need to Know About Autism Spectrum Disorder

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Autism spectrum disorder -- or ASD -- is a developmental disability now diagnosed in about one in 37 boys and one in 151 girls in the United States. Researchers are learning more about why differences…

U.S. Deaths From Suicide, Drugs Surpass Diabetes

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are now dying from suicide and drug overdoses combined than from diabetes, a new report reveals. In 2016, there were 29 deaths from suicide or drug overdose per 100,000 Americans, compared…

U.S. Deaths From Suicide, Drugs Surpass Diabetes

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are now dying from suicide and drug overdoses combined than from diabetes, a new report reveals. In 2016, there were 29 deaths from suicide or drug overdose per 100,000 Americans, compared…

Expert Advice for a Safe Trip Back to School

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Whether your kids walk to school, take the bus or ride in a carpool, teaching them some common-sense practices will make for a safer trip, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Children who take…

New Wrinkle in Heart Health: Furrowed Brows May Bode Ill

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A furrowed brow could be a red flag for your heart health, a new French study suggests. People who have more deep forehead wrinkles than is typical for their age might have a higher risk of dying…