Diabetes Drug May Help Kids With Autism Fight Unwanted Pounds

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The diabetes drug metformin may help overweight children and teens with autism slim down, a new study suggests.

Five More Cases of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Five more cases of locally transmitted Zika infection were confirmed by Florida health officials on Tuesday, including one in the Tampa Bay area.

No More Than 6 Teaspoons of Added Sugars a Day for Kids

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens should consume less than six teaspoons of added sugars a day, a new American Heart Association statement advises.

Teen Student-Athletes Often Unfit, Overweight

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Student-athletes may be more popular than teens who don't play sports, but they're no more fit.

Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics in Kids Might Help Spur Type 1 Diabetes

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Repeated treatments with antibiotics were linked to the development of type 1 diabetes in mice, a new study finds.

CDC Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Miami Beach Due to Zika

FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Federal health officials are urging pregnant women to avoid travel to Miami Beach, after Florida Gov. Rick Scott confirmed on Friday that five cases of locally transmitted Zika virus have occurred there.

Possible Cases of Local Zika Transmission in Miami Beach

FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Federal and state officials are considering an advisory that pregnant women not travel to Miami Beach, or potentially all of Miami-Dade County, after a cluster of Zika infections that were most likely transmitted locally were detected there.

Fatty Fish May Curb Eye Risks for Diabetics, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Two servings of fish a week may be enough to lower the heightened risk for blindness that those with diabetes face, a new Spanish study suggests.

Doctors Report Probable Zika Transmission Via Blood Transfusion

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Experts have wondered if the Zika virus might sometimes be transmitted through blood transfusions, and a cluster of infections in Brazil seems to support that notion.

Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet and regular exercise might be the keys to keeping your brain free of changes that lead to Alzheimer's disease, a small study suggests.