(Carol Yepes/Moment via Getty Images) Updated guidelines on intracerebral hemorrhages – also known as bleeding strokes – say many techniques widely considered standard care aren’t necessary for people who have this less common but dangerous type of stroke. The revised guidelines from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, published Tuesday in the journal Stroke, include…

(Morsa Images/E+ via Getty Images) Stroke hospitalizations for younger adults – along with the cardiovascular risk factors associated with them – have risen since 2007, preliminary new research shows. But the chances of people under age 45 dying from a stroke in the hospital have dropped. The increase in hospitalizations was higher for women and…

(kotoffei/iStock via Getty Images) Women continue to be underrepresented in research for heart disease, and extensive changes are needed in how women’s heart health is studied, taught and treated, a new report says. The report, published Monday as a presidential advisory from the American Heart Association in its journal Circulation, seeks to address problems that…

(Justin Paget/DigitalVision via Getty Images) Lea en español Having a baby, especially a first child, is loaded with expectations. But in addition to joyfulness, many women may experience something else they may not want to discuss: anxiety and depression. Though up to half of new mothers experience at least minor depressive symptoms, experts say the…

(FG Trade/E+ via Getty Images) Moms deserve a break. It’s not news that parenting is stressful, but health experts say the pandemic made things worse. “Even in the best of circumstances, it’s really hard to be a mother,” said Natalie Slopen, an assistant professor in the department of social and behavioral sciences at Harvard T.H….

(Aleutie/iStock via Getty Images) Lea en español First, we got advice on staying fit and healthy while working in the office. Then when the pandemic started, we got advice on staying fit and healthy while working from home. As the era of hybrid work – doing the same job in both places – takes hold,…

(FG Trade/E+ via Getty Images) When the Food and Drug Administration recently authorized a second COVID-19 booster shot for some people, many of those eligible wondered whether to get one – and when, given that cases are once again rising in some parts of the country. Here’s are answers to six common questions to clear…

(DrAfter123/DigitalVision Vectors via Getty Images) Looking back on a year since most people in the United States became eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, medical experts can celebrate a technological triumph while acknowledging unresolved challenges. Looking ahead, they see the same: Exciting technological potential, with obstacles that will require work beyond the lab. From a scientific…

(ina9/iStock via Getty Images) Lea en español In the beginning, the idea of environmental justice didn’t have a name. It didn’t have much support, either. A few years after the first Earth Day, a young sociologist named Robert Bullard gathered data for a 1979 lawsuit, filed by his then-wife, about a landfill planned for a…

(RubenPH/iStock via Getty Images) Anyone who has been on the receiving end of a dog’s love and devotion knows these furry friends are nothing if not good for our hearts. There’s plenty of research to show that’s more than a warm, fuzzy feeling. Studies show dog ownership benefits heart health by reducing social isolation, helping…