Sleep Loss May Be Tied to Raised Diabetes Risk in Teen Boys

SATURDAY, Feb. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teen boys who get too little of a particular type of sleep may be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: If You're a Diabetes Caregiver

(HealthDay News) -- Being a diabetes caregiver is a tough but rewarding job. Just like many responsibilities, it takes training and practice to do it well.

Valentine's Day Can Still Be Sweet for Loved Ones With Diabetes

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If your sweetheart has diabetes or prediabetes, get creative and celebrate Valentine's Day without chocolates or a fancy restaurant meal, an expert says.

Asthma May Raise Risk for Abdominal Aneurysm

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People 50 and older who have had recent asthma activity appear to be at an increased risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm, a new study suggests.

Neanderthal DNA May Play Role in Modern Human Health

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Neanderthal DNA has a subtle but significant impact on modern human health, including nicotine addiction, depression and blood clotting, a new study suggests.

Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Heart, Diabetes Risks in U.S. Teens

TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The severity of metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of health risk factors such as belly fat and poor cholesterol levels -- among U.S. teens has been improving, and researchers believe that healthier diets may be the reason why.

'Obese' May Not Always Equal Unhealthy: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many overweight and obese Americans might be perfectly healthy when it comes to blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels -- while many thin folks may not be the picture of good health, a new study contends.

Diabetes Drug May Not Help Obese Women Have Normal-Weight Babies

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Giving the diabetes drug metformin to obese pregnant women may not help their newborns come into the world at a healthier weight, a new trial finds.

Sitting for Hours May Raise Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sitting for long stretches might boost your risk for type 2 diabetes, even if you exercise, researchers report.

Stress-Prone Teen Males May Be at Risk of High Blood Pressure Later

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young men who get stressed out easily appear to have a greater risk of high blood pressure later in life, a new study suggests.