January 8, 2018

Weight-Loss Surgery Is Good for Obese Teens' Hearts

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Severely obese teens who undergo bariatric surgery to lose weight end up lowering their heart disease risk down the […]
January 6, 2018

How to Get Your Health on Track for 2018

SATURDAY, Jan. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For those still open to adding to their list of New Year’s resolutions, the American Medical Association (AMA) is […]
January 5, 2018

Stress Is Tough on Medical 'Surrogates' When a Loved One Is Ill

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When seriously ill hospital patients can’t express their wishes about their medical care, decision-making often falls to emotionally drained […]
January 5, 2018

'Mountain Madness' Found to Be a Real Psychosis

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The “madness” mountain climbers often experience isn’t a type of altitude sickness, as once thought, but rather an actual […]
January 5, 2018

Big Strides Made in Diabetes Care

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — This past year was a busy, productive one for diabetes research and care. “2017 was a year of progress […]
January 5, 2018

Exercise Boosts Kids' Brain Health, Too

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A lack of exercise puts kids at risk for very adult problems, like obesity and diabetes. Now there’s also […]
January 4, 2018

Childbirth Deaths Declining in U.S., New Report Finds

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Improved management of excessive bleeding and high blood pressure during labor and delivery are helping to reduce the number […]
January 4, 2018

Boy Who Died 450 Years Ago Gives Clues to Hepatitis Research

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The mummified remains of an Italian boy who died 450 years ago suggest the hepatitis B virus has infected […]
January 4, 2018

U.S. Cancer Deaths Steadily Dropping: Report

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Better cancer detection and treatments, not to mention lots of people quitting smoking, have fueled a 20-year drop in […]
January 4, 2018

Diabetics May Often Fare Poorly in Hospice Care

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Decisions about diabetes care can become harder as people age, and that may be especially true for those needing […]
January 4, 2018

Goodbye, Needles? Patch Might Be the Future for Blood-Sugar Tracking

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Developers of a new patch hope to eliminate a big barrier in type 2 diabetes treatment — painful finger-sticks […]
January 3, 2018

Stem Cell Transplant Shows Promise for Immune Disorder Scleroderma

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Stem cell transplants could offer new hope for people with a severe form of scleroderma — a debilitating and […]