Health News

Pass the Salt!
Current guidelines tell diabetes patients to reduce the amount of salt in their diets. However, a new study by Australian researchers challenges this advice.
Retinopathy: Not Just for Diabetics
Once thought of as a diabetics-only eye disease, retinopathy can affect those whose blood glucose levels are higher than normal on a consistent basis.
The Path to Diabetes
By studying people who are at risk of developing diabetes, researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center have identified a molecular pathway for new drug treatments.
Trim Belly Fat to Remember More?
Older people with metabolic syndrome may be higher risk of memory loss, according to a new study from the French National Institute of Health Research.
Belt with a Death-Grip
A new study finds that residents of the nation's so-called stroke belt (southeastern states) also have higher-than-average deaths from heart failure.
Knock, Knock: It's Nocturia
Nocturia, a condition in which individuals experience the frequent need to urinate throughout the night during sleeping hours, affects one in five U.S. men.
Genetic or Just Plain Unhealthy?
Genetics can be blamed for some of the more severe cases of childhood obesity. However, new research shows that many children are obese simply because of their lifestyles.
Some Noise About Internal Alarm Clocks
Shifts and disruption in internal alarm clocks (known as the circadian clock) caused by shift work and erratic sleep patterns can contribute to cancer, diabetes and depression, among other health problems.
Kids Need Z's
Insufficient and disorganized sleep puts kids at higher risk of developing obesity and other health conditions, which may be able to be mitigated by "catch up" sleep on weekends and holidays.
Inaccurate Readings
Australian researchers have found that blood glucose meters used by pregnant women with diabetes can give inaccurate readings.