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  1. Pot Smoking May Pose Heart Dangers, Study Suggests

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 -- Marijuana use might contribute to heart and artery disease among young and middle-aged adults, particularly those already at risk for cardiovascular problems, a small French study reports. By reviewing reported cases of marijuana abu

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  2. Seniors With Mental Declines May Face Earlier Death

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors with mild symptoms of mental decline may face a higher risk of dying earlier than those with no thinking or memory problems, new Mayo Clinic research suggests. Folks with mild impairment of memory or thought

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  3. Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every minute counts for stroke victims who need clot-busting medications quickly to restore blood flow to their brain and prevent further damage. Now, new efforts to hasten treatment in both ambulances and emergency

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  4. Health Highlights: April 23, 2014

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Ebola Death Toll in West Africa at 147: WHO The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed 147 people so far, according to the World Health Organization. More than 240 cases of the virus have been r

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  5. A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An occasional glass of wine might help keep your kidneys healthy, new research suggests. And for those who already have kidney disease, which puts one at higher risk for cardiovascular problems, moderate wine drinkin

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  6. Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows. "When we hear about crimes committed by people with mental illness, they tend to

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  7. Drug vs. Drug for Epileptic Seizures in Kids

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers comparing two drugs used to treat epileptic seizures in children -- lorazepam (Ativan) and diazepam (Valium) -- found no difference between them in safety or effectiveness. Although previous studies gave th

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  8. Low Blood Sugar & Heartbeat in People With Diabetes

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low blood sugar levels -- known as hypoglycemia -- in people with diabetes may cause potentially dangerous changes in heart rate, according to a small new study. This study's findings may help explain why a large-scale s

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  9. New Drugs May Help Prevent Migraines

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental drugs may help prevent migraines in people who suffer multiple attacks a month, according to preliminary findings from a pair of clinical trials. The drugs, one given by IV and one by injection, are part of

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  10. Majority of Americans Support Obamacare Birth Control Provision: Survey

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 70 percent of Americans support the new health care law's mandated coverage of birth control, a nationwide study finds. University of Michigan researchers surveyed adults in all 50 states and the District of Colum

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