'Low-GI' Diet May Not Benefit Blood Sugar

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Diets low in "glycemic index" are touted as a way to help prevent diabetes and heart disease. But a new study suggests that as long as people are eating healthily, they don't need to obsess over glycemic index.

Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat

FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Atrial fibrillation is a potentially dangerous form of irregular heartbeat for older Americans. However, a new study suggests healthy changes in eating and exercise habits can help ease the condition.

Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a low-fat diet may reduce the risk of early death in some women with breast cancer, according to new research.

Vitamins May Help Prevent Eye Problems After Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery patients who don't take prescribed vitamin and mineral supplements could put themselves at risk for vision problems, a new study says.

Holiday Overindulgence Risky for People With Type 2 Diabetes

SATURDAY, Nov. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overindulging in holiday food can pose serious risks for people with type 2 diabetes, an expert warns.

Low Levels of Vitamin D May Raise Early Death Risk: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having low levels of vitamin D because of your genetics may raise the risk of early death, a new study suggests.

Calorie-Tracking Apps May Not Help You Lose Weight

MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans use smartphone apps that help them track how many calories they consume each day, but a new study finds that people who used a popular one after their doctor recommended it did not lose any weight.

Health Tip: Cutting Back on Salt

(HealthDay News) -- Too much salt can boost your blood pressure and spur related complications such as heart failure.

Health Tip: Commit to Losing Weight

(HealthDay News) -- Losing weight takes a plan, goals, desire and a firm commitment to succeed.

B Vitamins May Not Boost Memory or Thinking, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamin B12 or folic acid supplements may not reduce seniors' risk of memory loss, according to a new study.