Health Tip: Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

(HealthDay News) -- While you can't control all risk factors for type 2 diabetes, you can take steps to help ward off the disease.

Health Tip: Being Healthy Doesn't Have to Be Expensive

(HealthDay News) -- If you could make a few changes to improve your physical and financial health, wouldn't it seem like a no-brainer?

Home Visits May Help Heart Bypass Patients Fare Better

THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heart bypass surgery patients in a special home care program are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital or to die within a month after going home, according to a new study.

Overweight Teens Feel Stigmatized, Bullied: Study

THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new British study finds that overweight teens are likely to feel stigmatized, isolated and even bullied for their size.

Professional Musicians Face Greater Risk of Hearing Problems

THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Professional musicians face a nearly four times greater risk of developing hearing loss compared to the rest of the public, according to new research.

Skin Cells of Infertile Men Turned Into Sperm 'Precursors' in Mouse Study

THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a new attempt to treat male infertility, animal research shows it may be possible to take stem cells harvested from a man's skin and coax them into becoming sperm.

'In Sickness and In Health' Isn't in the Cards for Many Women

THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The marital vows to stay true "in sickness and in health" seem to apply more to wives than husbands when one of the spouses becomes seriously ill, according to novel new research.

Too Much or Too Little Sleep Tied to Memory Problems in Older Women

THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who slept too little or too much during midlife or after are at increased risk for memory problems, as are those whose sleep habits changed over time, a new study suggests.

Low Vitamin D Linked to Aggressive, Advanced Prostate Cancers: Study

THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low blood levels of vitamin D may be linked to more aggressive and advanced cases of prostate cancer in men, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: May 1, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: