Health News

The Key is in the Pee
Scientists have developed a simple home urine test that can determine if patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are producing their own insulin.
Your Liver Is so Fat...
A new study shows that fatty liver may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Not Yet Suitable for Children
A simple blood glucose test commonly used to diagnose diabetes and pre-diabetes may not be the best method for diagnosing diabetes in children, according to a new study from the University of Michigan.
Pass the Salt!
Current guidelines tell diabetes patients to reduce the amount of salt in their diets. However, a new study by Australian researchers challenges this advice.
Retinopathy: Not Just for Diabetics
Once thought of as a diabetics-only eye disease, retinopathy can affect those whose blood glucose levels are higher than normal on a consistent basis.
The Path to Diabetes
By studying people who are at risk of developing diabetes, researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center have identified a molecular pathway for new drug treatments.
Learning from History
In recognition of Black History Month we're taking a look at diseases for which African-Americans are at higher risk -- and what to do about them.
Trim Belly Fat to Remember More?
Older people with metabolic syndrome may be higher risk of memory loss, according to a new study from the French National Institute of Health Research.
Belt with a Death-Grip
A new study finds that residents of the nation's so-called stroke belt (southeastern states) also have higher-than-average deaths from heart failure.
Knock, Knock: It's Nocturia
Nocturia, a condition in which individuals experience the frequent need to urinate throughout the night during sleeping hours, affects one in five U.S. men.