Living Near a Highway May Be Bad for Your Blood Pressure

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Living close to a major highway may raise your risk for high blood pressure, a new study suggests.

Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genes may interact with stress to trigger heart disease in some people, a new study suggests.

Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy lifestyle habits could prevent about half of all diabetes cases that develop during pregnancy, a new study finds.

Gene Study Finds No Proof Vitamin D Guards Against Type 2 Diabetes

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's no genetic evidence that high levels of vitamin D can prevent type 2 diabetes, a new study says.

Can Exercise Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Your Genes May Be Key

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For millions of overweight Americans, regular exercise remains a prime weapon against excess weight and the threat of type 2 diabetes.

Obesity Isn't Sole Cause of Type 2 Diabetes

THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although the type 2 diabetes epidemic is commonly linked to being overweight or obese, excess weight isn't the only factor driving the trend, new research suggests.

Can All Work and No Play Make You Diabetic?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Working long hours may increase your risk for diabetes, a new study suggests. But the finding seems to depend on your job.

Blood Test Might Predict Speed of Recovery From Surgery: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Measuring the activity of a type of white blood cell immediately after surgery might reveal which patients are likely to recover quickly and those who won't, a preliminary study suggests.

Diabetes Rates Leveling Off in U.S.

TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overall adult diabetes rates appear to have leveled off during the past four years in the United States, in stark contrast to the two decades prior, which saw a doubling of the chronic disease, according to a new federal study.

Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients

MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, a drug commonly used to treat diabetes, may raise the risk of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) among patients with an underactive thyroid, a new study suggests.