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September 17, 2015

Researchers Dig for Cause of Dog Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Like many other animals, man's best friend isn't immune to developing diabetes. But new research suggests that while the disease in dogs looks similar to type 1 diabetes in people, there are some significant differences between man and beast.

Health Tip: When a Child Has Sleep Apnea

(HealthDay News) -- Children are not immune from sleep apnea, a potentially dangerous disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep.

Health Tip: What May Cause Urinary Incontinence

(HealthDay News) -- The inability to fully control the bladder, a condition known as urinary incontinence, has many potential causes and treatments.

Researchers Pinpoint Genes Linked to Height, Heart Disease

THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they have identified new genes associated with height, heart disease risk and regulation of the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen.

Sugary Drinks Often Part of Overall Poor Diet

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who drink a lot of sugar-sweetened drinks tend to have a poor diet overall, which could play a role in their risk for type 2 diabetes, scientists report.

Heavy Drinking Linked to Greater Risk for Alcohol-Related Cancers

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy drinking increases the risk for injury and alcohol-related cancers, a new study reports.

Antibacterial Soaps Fail to Beat Plain Soap

THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to ridding your hands of bacteria, plain old soap is just as good as many "antibacterial" soaps, new research contends.

Antidepressant Paxil Isn't Safe for Teens, New Analysis Says

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A controversial clinical trial of the antidepressant Paxil came to the wrong conclusion when it declared the drug safe and effective for treating troubled teenagers, according to a reanalysis of the original data more than a decade later.

Artificial Pancreas Works Well in Home Trial

THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The latest trial of an artificial pancreas system offers good news for people with type 1 diabetes -- the system lowered blood sugar levels without increasing the risk of dangerously low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), a new British study says.

Health Highlights: Sept. 17, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC

THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- This year's flu vaccine should be a better match than last year's for circulating flu strains, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

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