Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Certain genes might prevent regular exercise from improving blood sugar control in up to a fifth of people with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight or obese women who get pregnant are much more likely to have a child who suffers from heart disease as an adult, new research suggests.

Home Exercise Boosts Heart Patients' Frame of Mind

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercising at home can reduce feelings of hopelessness in people with coronary heart disease, but in-hospital workouts don't provide the same benefit, according to a new study.

Working Night Shift Slows Metabolism, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Working by night and sleeping by day may slow down the body's metabolism, a small study suggests.

Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fear of unhealthy weight gain can be a factor holding smokers back from quitting the habit. But a new study finds that even if you do add a few pounds once you quit, your post-cigarette health is still much better than if you'd kept on smoking.

Trans Fats May Sap Your Memory

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The trans fats found in your favorite junk foods aren't just clogging your arteries: New research shows they might also be messing with your memory.

Calorie-Tracking Apps May Not Help You Lose Weight

MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans use smartphone apps that help them track how many calories they consume each day, but a new study finds that people who used a popular one after their doctor recommended it did not lose any weight.

Running Won't Raise Risk of Knee Arthritis, Study Says

SATURDAY, Nov. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular running doesn't seem to increase your chances of developing knee osteoarthritis, and it may even help prevent the disease, researchers report.

Exercise, Physical Therapy May Help Ease Pain of Arthritis

SATURDAY, Nov. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise and physical therapy may benefit people with hip and knee arthritis, new research suggests.

Mom's Weight Might Influence Baby's Earliest Development

FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A mother's weight before pregnancy may affect her embryo's early development and possibly the long-term health of the child, a new study suggests.