Childhood Abuse, Neglect Linked to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who suffer abuse or neglect are at increased risk for high blood pressure when they're adults, new research suggests.

Diabetes Drug May Not Guard Against Pancreatic Cancer

TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite evidence that has suggested the diabetes drug metformin might have potential as a cancer fighter, a new study finds the medication didn't help patients with a type of pancreatic cancer.

Could High-Dose Insulin Prevent Type 1 Diabetes in High-Risk Kids?

TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a small, preliminary study, high-dose insulin capsules safely induced what appears to be a protective immune response in children at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes.

More Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Facing Dangerous Complication

TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of American children and teens with type 1 diabetes are experiencing a life-threatening complication at the time of their diagnosis, a new study finds.

Adults With Congenital Heart Trouble Need Follow-Up, Experts Say

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Heart Association has issued its first-ever guidelines regarding life for patients older than 40 who were born with heart disease.

Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a discovery that could eventually shed light on some diseases that plague modern society, a tribe in a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Venezuela appears to have the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever found.

Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older Americans get a lot of unnecessary tests before they undergo cataract surgery, a new study suggests.

Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk

WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and diabetes are each hard on the brain, and having both conditions may significantly raise the risk of dementia, according to new research.

To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There are things people can do to preserve their brain function as they age, a report released Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests.

Pharmacists Key to Whether Patients Take Blood Thinners

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of older Americans are prescribed a blood thinner to help reduce the stroke risks associated with a dangerous irregular heart beat known as atrial fibrillation.