Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Inc. will stop development of a drug to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension after it failed in a mid-stage study.

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who use long-acting inhaled bronchodilators may have an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes right after they start taking these medicines, a Taiwanese study suggests.

Overweight and obese people who eat almonds and chocolate every day may have lower cholesterol than their counterparts who don’t consume these foods, a recent experiment suggests.

Many of the same things people should do for a healthy heart – such as exercising, eating well and avoiding cigarettes – can also help protect the brain from cognitive decline and dementia, according to the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

Brain scans obtained during psychological stress might someday help doctors identify people who are at higher risk for heart disease, a new study suggests.