Gardening, Housework May Help Boost Your Heart Health
TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Activities such as
gardening, do-it-yourself projects and housework may be as good as
formal exercise when it comes to reducing the risk for heart attack
and stroke, Swedish researchers say.
Some Improvement Seen in U.S. Cholesterol Levels: CDC
THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' levels of "good" cholesterol are improving, but total cholesterol levels haven't changed one way or the other in the past few years, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Shows Early Promise
THURSDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug that
lowers LDL "bad" cholesterol by helping sweep it from the
bloodstream appears to be both safe and effective in its first
Statins May Not Harm Memory, Thinking After All
TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Here's some good, if
preliminary, news for the millions of people who take statin drugs
to lower their cholesterol: A new review of existing research finds
no evidence that the medications pose a risk to brainpower.
Health Tip: Do You Need Frequent Cholesterol Screenings?
(HealthDay News) -- High cholesterol increases your risk of
heart attack and stroke. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention says current guidelines recommend that adults 20 or
older be screened every five years.