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Your Gut May Be to Blame for Your Bloodstream Infection

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Bloodstream infections contracted during a hospital stay are usually caused by a patient's own digestive tract, not a doctor's dirty hands or another patient's cough, a small new study suggests.

Diabetes Can Make Weight-Loss Harder. Here's Help

SUNDAY, Oct. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Because of the medications they take, losing weight can be difficult for people with diabetes.

Common Diabetes Meds May Raise Odds for Amputation

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 2 diabetes who are taking common drugs called diuretics may be at a significantly increased risk of losing a foot or leg, according to a new French study.

'Yo-Yo' Cardio Readings May Signal Heart Risks

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels fluctuate, you may have a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death than people with more steady readings, new research suggests.

Access to Diabetes Drugs Improved Under Affordable Care Act: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes face a host of expenses related to their disease, but some relief may now be available in states that expanded Medicaid eligibility as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Just 2 Weeks' Inactivity Can Trigger Diabetes in at-Risk Seniors: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A short stretch of inactivity can unlease diabetes in older adults at risk for the blood-sugar disease, a new study finds.

Obesity Could Set Stage for Heart Issues in Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young pregnant women who are obese may face a higher risk of changes in heart structure and function, a small new study suggests.

Blood Sugar Spikes Seen in Seemingly Healthy People

TUESDAY, July 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You'd expect big blood sugar fluctuations in people with diabetes. But for those without the disorder, blood sugar levels should remain fairly stable, right?

New Hope in Saving Kids From Blood Infection Sepsis

TUESDAY, July 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In 2012, Rory Staunton, a 12-year-old living in New York City, became ill after an innocuous scrape to his arm during basketball practice.

More Evidence That Supplements Won't Help Your Heart

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's another study suggesting that the vitamin and mineral supplements bought by millions of Americans do nothing to stave off heart disease.