Pregnancy Problems More Likely With Baby Boys, Study Suggests

FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Serious pregnancy complications are more likely when women are carrying baby boys, new research suggests.

FDA OKs New Injectable Type 2 Diabetes Medication

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The injectable drug Adlyxin (lixisenatide) has been approved to treat adults with type 2 diabetes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Adlyxin Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adlyxin (lixisenatide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat type 2 diabetes in adults, the agency said Thursday in a news release.

Exercise May Keep Diabetes in Check During Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese pregnant women can reduce their risk of gestational diabetes -- diabetes during pregnancy -- and lower their blood pressure by exercising as little as three times a week, a new study finds.

Roll Up Your Sleeves: Red Cross Says Blood Need 'Urgent'

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The American Red Cross says it has an urgent need for blood donations, with less than a five-day supply of blood on hand to help those who need it.

Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The seasonal flu vaccine may offer people with type 2 diabetes some protection against dying prematurely, a new study suggests.

1 in 10 Alzheimer's Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital Stays

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias may often land in the hospital simply because of poor management of other health problems they have, a new study suggests.

FDA Renews Call to Reduce Salt in Processed Foods

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans eat way too much salt, and one reason why is that processed and prepared foods have a lot of hidden salt, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Brisk Walking May Help Ward Off Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brisk walking may be more effective than jogging in controlling blood sugar levels in people with prediabetes, a new study suggests.

Which Diabetes Drug Is Best?

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- No single drug to treat type 2 diabetes stands out from the pack when it comes to reducing the risks of heart disease, stroke or premature death, a new research review finds.