heart disease

Evolution may be why humans are prone to heart attacks, study says

One-third of global deaths are due to cardiovascular disease caused by atherosclerosis, when arteries are clogged with fat deposits. Although it's common for humans to experience heart attacks, the same event is rare in mammals. Now, researchers believe that they understand why.

Supplements probably aren't helping your heart, research suggests

More than half of adults report using dietary supplements, but new research suggests that most vitamins and minerals don't do anything for heart health. Some products, according to a review of hundreds of existing studies, may even increase the risk of stroke.

Smoking sharply raises young women's risk of serious heart attack

Smoking is bad for your heart, especially if you are a young woman. Women under 50 who smoke may face the highest risk of a serious type of heart attack compared to men, according to a new study published Monday in the the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

FBI assisting Dominican government in tourist death probe

Samples taken from at least one minibar at the Bahia Principe Hotel are being tested by the FBI as part of the agency's collaboration with Dominican Republic authorities, Ministry of Health communications director Carlos Suero said Wednesday.