'Spare Tire' May Be Especially Bad for Your Blood Pressure

TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to excess pounds and blood pressure, all fat may not be created equal, a new study finds.

Obesity Fueling Rise in Diabetes Rates, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. obesity epidemic is a driving force behind the rising rates of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain

MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born early or at low birth weight are at risk later in life of having smaller, less efficient brains or health problems that increase their risk for heart disease, according to a pair of new studies.

Health Tip: Take it Easy After Blood Donation

(HealthDay News) -- After giving blood, you need to let your body recover.

Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects Blood Pressure

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study done from the heights of Mount Everest, Italian researchers found that your blood pressure steadily increases if you ascend to great heights.

Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks

TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight Americans with risk factors for heart disease should be offered "intensive" counseling on diet and exercise, according to new guidelines released this week.

Getting Healthier a Big Money-Saver for People With Diabetes

THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Not only is eating better and exercising healthy for people with diabetes, it can save them hundreds of health-care dollars a year, a new study finds.

Low Birth Weights May Put Black Women at Risk for Diabetes

THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being born at a low birth weight puts black women at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Blacks May Face Higher Risk of Diabetes-Linked Vision Loss

THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans are at greater risk for diabetes-related vision loss than other racial groups battling the blood sugar disease, a new study says.

New Test Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes

THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new test that may help doctors diagnose type 1 diabetes, the most common form diagnosed in children and adolescents.