Posted 5:00 PM 5/24/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- Patients hospitalized for heart failure appear to have better odds of survival if they're admitted on Mondays or in the morning, a new study finds.
Death rates and length of stay are highest among heart failure patients admitted in January, on Fridays and (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 5/23/2013 by Margaret Farley Steele
THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Certain statins -- the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs -- may increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
The risk was greatest for patients taking atorvastatin (brand name Lipitor), rosuvastatin (Crestor) and (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/22/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Fish oil supplements could help reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.
The supplements, also known as omega-3 fatty acids, increase levels of a hormone called adiponectin that's linked to insulin sensitivity, Harvard researchers (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/21/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Aggressive treatment for prostate cancer may not be warranted for many older patients with underlying medical conditions, a new study finds.
Treatments for prostate cancer, such as surgery, radiation and radioactive seed implants, can cause serious side (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/20/2013 by By Alan Mozes
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Long-acting inhaled medications used by millions of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may raise the risk of cardiovascular complications among older patients, a new large Canadian study reveals.
The finding centers around patients (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/17/2013 by By Brenda Goodman
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- There are apps that turn your smartphone into a metal detector, a musical instrument and a GPS system, and now there's an app that may help doctors save your life if you're having a heart attack.
The app, which was designed by engineers and critical care (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/16/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Having a fast-food restaurant nearby might be a convenience, but living within two miles of one may be a little too convenient.
According to a new study, black Americans who live near these businesses have a higher body-mass index than those living (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/15/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- People who are obese or out of shape in their 40s or 50s might think it's too late to start getting fit, but new research finds that shaping up in middle age lowers the odds for heart failure later in life.
What's more, the reduction in risk is (More)