Low-Income Southerners at Highest Risk for Vision Loss

May 22, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New U.S. government research connects eyesight problems with poverty, and reveals that people in the southern part of the country have the highest prevalence of both poverty and severe vision loss.
In fact, most of the counties that rank in the top 25 percent for severe […]


The Surprising Health Risk of Being Pregnant With A Boy

May 21, 2015

A baby’s gender appears to affect a mother’s risk for diabetes during pregnancy — called gestational diabetes — and type 2 diabetes after pregnancy, a new study suggests.


Bullied as a Kid, Obese as a Grown-up?

May 20, 2015

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Adults who were bullied in childhood may be at an increased risk for obesity, heart disease and diabetes, a new British study suggests.
“Our research has already shown a link between childhood bullying and risk of mental health disorders in children, adolescents and adults, but this study is the […]


One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors

May 19, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More than one-third of U.S. adults have a combination of health problems collectively known as metabolic syndrome that increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to new research.
What’s worse, the researchers found the rate of metabolic syndrome increases dramatically with age. Almost half […]


Shift Work Linked to Health Problems

May 18, 2015

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Shift work may harm your health, a new study warns.
Researchers examined data on nearly 1,600 people in Wisconsin, comparing the health of shift workers with those who worked a 9-to-5 schedule.
The results showed that shift workers were more likely to be overweight than people who didn’t do shift […]


FDA Issues Warning for Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

May 18, 2015

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A certain class of type 2 diabetes drugs can lead to a life-threatening condition called ketoacidosis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.
These prescription drugs are called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and include canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin. They work by prompting the kidneys to remove sugar in the […]


Immune System Genes May Change With the Seasons: Study

May 12, 2015

TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When the seasons change, your immune system response may also change, British researchers report.
These findings might explain why conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease are worse in the winter than in the summer, the new study finds.
The researchers from the University of Cambridge analyzed genes from […]


Many Aging Boomers Face Chronic Illness, But Death Rate Is Falling: CDC

May 6, 2015

WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds mixed results for the health of America’s aging “Baby Boom” generation, with nearly half of people ages 55 to 64 taking a prescription heart drug and about 1 in 5 dealing with diabetes.
However, the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]


Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Lower Diabetes Risk for Some

May 5, 2015

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Treating sleep apnea may help people with slightly elevated blood sugar levels lower their risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study.
“Assessment of sleep apnea should be considered in patients at high risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, since our study shows that treatment of sleep apnea […]


Diabetes Study Suggests a Little Extra Weight Tied to Longer Survival

May 4, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A controversial new study suggests that some extra weight may be linked to a longer life for people with type 2 diabetes.
Compared to underweight or normal-weight people with type 2 diabetes, those who were overweight but not obese were less likely to die over the […]



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