Character Counts When It Comes to Organ, Blood Donations
WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Some people say they would refuse an organ or blood donation that came from a murderer or thief, a new study shows.
U.S. Doctors' Group Labels Obesity a Disease
WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- In an effort to focus greater attention on the weight-gain epidemic plaguing the United States, the American Medical Association has now classified obesity as a disease.
A Deadly Form of Diabetes That Doctors Sometimes Miss
WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Addie Parker was a happy 4-year-old who appeared to have the flu. But within hours she was in a coma.
Blood Test Might Predict Type 1 Diabetes in Children, Study Finds
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes often seems to come out of the blue. But German researchers say they can predict who will likely develop the chronic disease.
Could Catching Up on Sleep Lower Your Diabetes Risk?
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Catching up on your sleep on weekends may help protect you from developing diabetes, a small, early study suggests.
Red Meat Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk
MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- People who eat a lot of red meat increase their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, while those who cut down on red meat cut their risk.
Skipping Breakfast May Raise Diabetes Risk
SUNDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- Eating breakfast every day may help overweight women reduce their risk of diabetes, a small new study suggests.
Volunteering May Be Good for the Heart in More Ways Than One
FRIDAY, June 14 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who has ever been a volunteer knows that it feels good to help others, but researchers have found a less obvious benefit: volunteering can help reduce older adults' risk of high blood pressure.
Soda Size Limits Could Aid Fight Against Obesity, Experts Say
WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Restricting the sale of large sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages in restaurants and other food-service outlets would affect 7.5 percent of Americans each day and have the greatest impact on overweight people, according to a new study.
Short Strolls After Meals May Lower Diabetes Risk
WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults at risk for getting diabetes who took a 15-minute walk after every meal improved their blood sugar levels, a new study shows.