Metformin May Not Help Obese Teens With Type 1 Diabetes
TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin is the standby drug for millions of people with type 2 diabetes, but a new study finds that adding it to insulin therapy won't boost blood sugar control for overweight teens with type 1 diabetes.
Ebola Blood Level May Predict Odds of Death, Study Says
TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The levels of Ebola virus in a patient's blood can strongly predict the risk of death, a new study finds.
Sleep Apnea Devices Lower Blood Pressure
TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For those suffering
from sleep apnea, the disrupted sleep and reduction of oxygen
getting to the brain can contribute to high blood pressure, but the
two common treatments for the condition both lower blood pressure,
Swiss researchers report.
HIV Prevention Pill May Not Need to Be Taken Daily
TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests
that men at risk for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can benefit
from a preventive medication taken before and after sex instead of
1 in 8 American Adults Still Have High Cholesterol: CDC
TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About one in every
eight American adults continue to have high levels of total
cholesterol, while even more have low levels of "good" cholesterol,
health officials reported Tuesday.
Cracking Knuckles Sets Off 'Fireworks' on Ultrasound
TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Radiologists believe
they've figured out why knuckles crack, and the good news is the
source of the noise does no immediate harm to your hand.
New Diabetes Cases Among Americans Drop for First Time in Decades: CDC
TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a sign that Americans may finally be turning the corner in the fight against diabetes -- and possibly obesity -- federal health statistics released Tuesday show that the number of new cases of diabetes has dropped for the first time in decades.
Health Highlights: Dec. 1, 2015
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Higher Cigarette Taxes Tied to Fewer Infant Deaths
TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests
that higher tobacco prices in the United States could save hundreds
of infant lives every year by discouraging more women from smoking
during and after pregnancy.
Possible New Weight-Loss Tool: Blocking Stomach Artery
TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A technique already
used in the emergency room may have new potential as a minimally
invasive treatment for morbid obesity, preliminary findings
Health Tip: Use Antibiotics Wisely
(HealthDay News) -- An antibiotic can be a lifesaver if you or
someone you love has a bacterial infection.
Health Tip: Watch What You Eat
(HealthDay News) -- If you want to shed a few pounds or maintain
an ideal weight, logging what you eat and drink is a great way to
make sure you're not overdoing it.
Crave Coffee Too Much? Talk Therapy May Help
MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A short round of
"talk-therapy" seems to help over-consumers of caffeine
dramatically cut back their intake, a small new study suggests.
Brain Gains for Older Adults Who Start Exercising
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Beginning an exercise program may help protect older adults' brains or even reverse early mental decline, a small study suggests.
Genes May Help Shield Seniors From Mental Decline: Study
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Humans have evolved to have gene variants that protect older adults from mental decline, new research suggests.
Sugar-Free Sodas, Candy Can Still Damage Your Teeth
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even sugar-free sodas, sports drinks and candy can damage your teeth, a new study warns.
Human Brains Aren't Distinctly Male or Female, Study Says
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's no such thing as a distinctly male or female brain, new research suggests.