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.
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.
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.
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.
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.