Diabetes Drug Metformin May Lower Glaucoma Risk

THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The diabetes drug metformin was linked to a lower risk of developing the eye condition glaucoma in a new study.

Average New Yorker Sits 7 Hours Each Day: Study

THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- They may live in the "City That Never Sleeps," but most New Yorkers still sit around a lot -- an average of seven hours every day, a new study shows.

Vegan Diet Might Ease Diabetic Nerve Pain

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A vegan diet might help people with diabetes-related nerve damage shed weight and find some pain relief, a small pilot study suggests.

Poorer Blacks May Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Poorer black people under age 50 are more than three times as likely to have a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular ailment as black people with the highest wealth, a new study suggests.

Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study questions the practice of giving heart-healthy patients blood pressure drugs before surgeries that do not involve the heart.

More Evidence That High-Fiber Diet May Curb Type 2 Diabetes Risk

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who get a lot of fiber in their diet may be lowering their odds for type 2 diabetes, new research shows.

Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Remembering to take your high blood pressure pills every day can be a burden, especially if you're juggling a list of other prescriptions.

Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping Might Boost Child Development

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Waiting about three minutes to clamp the umbilical cord following a baby's delivery may help improve children's fine-motor and social skills at age 4 years, new Swedish research suggests.

Low-Income Southerners at Highest Risk for Vision Loss

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New U.S. government research connects eyesight problems with poverty, and reveals that people in the southern part of the country have the highest prevalence of both poverty and severe vision loss.

Researchers Report Progress in Making All Blood Types Universally Accepted

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are closing in on a way to transform any type of donated blood into type O, the universal blood type that can safely be given to any patient.