Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Heart, Diabetes Risks in U.S. Teens

TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The severity of metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of health risk factors such as belly fat and poor cholesterol levels -- among U.S. teens has been improving, and researchers believe that healthier diets may be the reason why.

'Obese' May Not Always Equal Unhealthy: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many overweight and obese Americans might be perfectly healthy when it comes to blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels -- while many thin folks may not be the picture of good health, a new study contends.

Diabetes Drug May Not Help Obese Women Have Normal-Weight Babies

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Giving the diabetes drug metformin to obese pregnant women may not help their newborns come into the world at a healthier weight, a new trial finds.

Sitting for Hours May Raise Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sitting for long stretches might boost your risk for type 2 diabetes, even if you exercise, researchers report.

Stress-Prone Teen Males May Be at Risk of High Blood Pressure Later

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young men who get stressed out easily appear to have a greater risk of high blood pressure later in life, a new study suggests.

Study: Small Bump in Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Might Harm Baby

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even slightly elevated blood pressure in late pregnancy may increase the risk of having an underweight or stillborn infant, new research suggests.

New Blood Pressure Guidelines a Danger to Patients: Study

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists continue to debate when doctors should prescribe blood pressure medication for older Americans, with a new study saying delayed treatment puts people at greater risk of stroke.

Suicide, Drugs Only Partly to Blame for Rising Deaths of Middle-Aged U.S. Whites

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Death rates among middle-aged white Americans were higher than expected in 2014, likely because progress against common killers such as diabetes and heart disease has halted, a new study contends.

Study Links Diabetes, Obesity in Moms-to-Be to Higher Autism Risk in Kids

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers-to-be who are both obese and diabetic have a higher risk of giving birth to a child with autism than healthy women, a new study suggests.

Sleepless Nights Might Raise Women's Type 2 Diabetes Risk

THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have chronic sleep problems may have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Harvard researchers report.