30 Million Americans Now Have Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- 1 in 7 Americans has diabetes, and many don't even know they have the blood sugar disease, a new report shows. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 14 percent of…

Smog Might Cloud Your Memory

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The very air you breathe may make you vulnerable to developing dementia, a new study suggests. British researchers found that people exposed to higher levels of air pollution had 40 percent higher…

Does Big Pharma Hike Prices When Meds Are in Short Supply?

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pharmaceutical companies appear to be engaging in price gouging during drug shortages, with costs rising at double the normal rate when medications are in limited supply, a new study claims. Prices…

Could the Zika Virus Fight the Brain Cancer That Killed John McCain?

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research in mice suggests that the Zika virus might be turned from foe into friend -- enlisted to curb deadly glioblastoma brain tumors. A glioblastoma is among the most lethal of brain…

Scientists Find 500 More Genes That Influence Blood Pressure

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In what is being billed as the largest genetic study ever conducted, British scientists report they have spotted more than 500 genes that play a role in blood pressure. The research, which involved…

Many Young Doctors Report Burnout, Regret Career Choice

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Burnout affects nearly half of all resident physicians in the United States, raising their risk for serious mistakes, a new study finds. Also, many of these young doctors regret their career choice,…

Zapping Airway Nerves May Help COPD Patients Breathe

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Thousands of Americans struggling with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may have a new treatment option to help them breathe easier. COPD, which is often linked to smoking, is a progressive…

AHA: Heart Health Pays Dividends for Businessman Who Survived Cardiac Arrest

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Will Treinen has never been one to sit on the sidelines. The 51-year-old entrepreneur sacrificed many nights and weekends building a successful consulting company in Olympia, Washington.…

FDA Ad Campaign Hopes to Extinguish E-Cigarette Use Among Teens

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday launched a new ad campaign aimed at curbing rampant e-cigarette use among American teens. Just last week, the agency announced a crackdown on companies…

AHA: Common Treatment for AFib May Also Lower Anxiety, Depression

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Levels of anxiety and depression seen in people who have a common heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation may be affected by how the heart condition is treated, a new study suggests. …

Injected Drug May Be New Weapon Against Gout

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new approach to preventing gout attacks looks promising for people not already helped by existing treatments. Researchers are looking at an anti-inflammatory drug called canakinumab (Ilaris) to…

Parents Blame Smartphones, Tablets for Teens' Sleep Troubles

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many American teens are sleep-deprived, and parents blame their attachment to electronics, new survey results show. Researchers at the University of Michigan conducted a national poll of more than…