Could Infant Colds, Other Infections Raise Type 1 Diabetes Risk?

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Colds and other infections in the first six months of life may boost the odds of a child developing type 1 diabetes by nearly 20 percent, new research suggests.

Health Tip: Donating Blood

(HealthDay News) -- Typically, you must be at least 17 years old and meet a few health criteria to donate blood. If you're able, it's a great way to help save lives.

Psoriasis Tied to Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The chronic skin disease psoriasis may be linked to excess weight and type 2 diabetes, results of a new study suggest.

Type 2 Diabetes May Damage Hearing, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes may raise the risk of hearing loss, say researchers who recommend hearing tests for patients with the blood sugar disease.

Health Tip: Help Prevent High Blood Pressure

(HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure is sometimes called "the silent killer" because it can be deadly, and affected people may not know they have it.

Pharmacists Can Manage Some Chronic Conditions Effectively, Study Suggests

MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pharmacists may do a better job than doctors helping chronically ill patients manage their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels if they're allowed to direct people's health care, a new evidence review suggests.

Health Tip: Should I Check my Blood Sugar?

(HealthDay News) -- Regular monitoring of blood glucose is a great way to measure how well you are managing diabetes.

After Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes, Healthy Diet May Ease Blood Pressure

TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with pregnancy-related diabetes may be able to reduce their future risk of high blood pressure by eating a healthy diet, researchers report.

Metformin Safer for Heart Than Other Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs: Study

MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, the most frequently prescribed standalone drug for type 2 diabetes, is better for the heart than its closest competitors, a large analysis suggests.

Widely Used Type 2 Diabetes Drug May Reduce Cancer Death Risk

FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, may reduce the risk of dying from some cancers for postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.