A Maryland hospital says hundreds of heart patients may have had unnecessary stents implanted in their arteries.
Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that a "longevity gene" helps to slow age-related decline in brain function in older adults. Drugs that mimic the gene's effect are now under development, the researchers note, and could help protect against Alzheimer's disease.
Todd Herron, Ph.D., assistant research professor in the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, talks about his research involving gene therapy to treat damaged heart tissue.
Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson says he didn't hold back his vote on health care legislation just to get more money for his state, "but to fix the unfunded Medicaid mandate for all states."
Federal health scientists say Forest Laboratories' hypertension drug Bystolic should not be approved for a new use in patients at risk for heart failure.
Environmentalists are wasting no time in endorsing an Environmental Protection Agency proposal for stricter health standards for smog.
The Lunar New Year travel period in China has officials bracing for a possible new wave of swine flu infectionsas crowded conditions create the ideal mechanism for the virus tospread.
Conservative talk radio show host Rush Limbaugh plans to hold a press conference at the Hawaii hospital where he was admitted after experiencing chest pains.
The number of miners killed on the job in the United States fell for a second straight year to 34.
Health experts say people shouldn't worry that pets can spread swine flu viruses.
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