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Drugs to increase "good" cholesterol may not cut deaths

Drugs that have beeninvestigated to increase so-called "good" cholesterol may notprevent deaths, heart attacks or strokes...

Hispanic Americans need tailored heart care: report

Hispanic Americans make up thefastest growing minority group in the U.S. and healthcareprofessionals need to better understand...

Rates of abdominal obesity leveling off among kids

After rising steadily for morethan 10 years, the proportion of U.S. kids defined as obese dueto a large waist circumference...

REFILE-Nurses could manage chronic care on doctors' orders

Expanding the role of nurses inmanaging chronic conditions such as diabetes, high bloodpressure and high cholesterol could...

Stress, depression may affect how the body processes fat

Stress and depression have longbeen linked with a heightened risk of weight gain, but a newstudy sheds light on how those...

Nurses could manage chronic care on doctors' orders

Expanding the role of nurses inmanaging chronic conditions such as diabetes, high bloodpressure and high cholesterol could...

More evidence that moderate drinking may benefit the heart

Two large studies published inJune, one covering 52 countries around the globe and the otherfrom Scandinavia, link low-to-moderate...

Canola oil-enriched diet may benefit people with diabetes

Switching to a diet low insimple sugars and high in healthy fats, like the types found incanola oil, could help people with...

Apple, Google, Samsung vie to bring health apps to wearables

For decades, medical technologyfirms have searched for ways to let diabetics check blood sugareasily, with scant success....

For young women, depression tied to risk of heart problems

Women under age 55 withsuspected heart problems are twice as likely to have a heartattack, require artery-opening procedures...

Weight-loss surgery can improve diabetes: studies

Two small studies provide moreevidence that weight-loss surgery may benefit people who areobese and have diabetes. Both studies...

Weight gain differs with various antidepressants

People who take antidepressantstend to put on a few pounds, a new study confirms, and some ofthe drugs are linked to more...

REFILE-Study finds pre-diabetes rate in England almost as high as U.S.

More than one-third of adults inEngland have pre-diabetes, putting the country nearly on parwith rates in the United States,...

Study finds pre-diabetes rate in England almost as high as U.S

More than one-third of adults inEngland have pre-diabetes, putting the country nearly on parwith rates in the United States,...

Higher doses of statins linked to diabetes risk

People with heart problems whowere started on cholesterol-lowering statins were more likely todevelop diabetes if they were...

New York City seeks to reinstate large soda ban

An attorney for New York City hasasked the state's top court to revive a ban on large sugarydrinks, saying the city's health...

Certain kids with diabetes are most at risk for excess weight: study

Children and teens with type 1diabetes are already at increased risk for becoming overweightor obese, but certain traits...

REFILE-Brains know the difference between carbs and artificial sweeteners

Carbs activate brain regionsthat are not affected by artificial sweeteners, even whenthey're only tasted but not swallowed,...

Carbohydrate mouth rinse activates brain regions involved in perception and performance

Carbs activate brain regionsthat are not affected by artificial sweeteners, even whenthey're only tasted but not swallowed,...

In treating some cancer patients, less is more: U.S. studies

Doctors can scale back treatment forcertain cancer patients, based on evidence that some drugs canbe used less frequently,...

Home walking program may help clogged leg arteries

People with poor circulation intheir legs benefit from a home-based walking program and aremore likely to keep it up over...

Too little sleep can affect many aspects of young kids' health

In a new study, children whoregularly got too little sleep had worse physical, emotional andsocial health than those who...

Exercise tied to decreased diabetes risk among high-risk women

Women who become diabetic duringpregnancy may be able to avoid later developing type 2 diabeteswith exercise, according to...

Vitamin D disappoints in trial for infant diarrhea

Heavy supplementation of vitamin D did not reduce diarrheal illnesses among children aged three and younger in a large trial...

Paying doctors for better care improves quality: studies

Paying doctors in small practices bonuses for the quality of care they provide leads to a modest increase in the number of...

Can a combination pill help heart patients?

Combining aspirin with cholesterol and blood pressure drugs in a single pill may encourage people to take their medication...

Doctors worry as heart drug research loses steam

The hunt for new heart drugs is losing momentum as resources are switched to other areas, notably cancer research, where...

Omega-3s tied to lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Women who have diets high in omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish are less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those...

Extra vitamin D doesn't cut high blood pressure - study

In older people with low vitamin D levels and a common type of high blood pressure, vitamin D supplements do not appear to...

Breastfeeding tied to kids' intelligence

Children who were breastfed for more of their infancy scored higher on language and intelligence tests at three and seven...

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