Health News

A Potential New Use for Metformin
One common diabetes drug may soon have a new indication.
New Rx Shows Promise for Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) can make everyday activities difficult. But a new treatment may be on the horizon.
To Help Your Heart, Treat Your Sleep
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and high blood pressure can be a dangerous combination. But new evidence suggests that treating one condition may have the added benefit of treating the other.
The Antidote for Blood Thinners
Bleeding can be a major concern for patients taking blood thinners. But what if the effects of these drugs could be safely reversed in an emergency situation?
Life's Simple 7: More Than Heart Health
The American Heart Association (AHA) has identified seven simple steps people can take to reduce their risk of heart disease. But new evidence suggests that the AHA's "Life's Simple 7" may wind up benefiting much more than patients' hearts. {C}
The Dangers of Energy Drinks
How many energy drinks can young adults safely drink per day? The answer may surprise you.
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Rx Combo Approved
Together, two medications for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) may help patients even more than either pill alone.
How to Lower Your Diabetes Risk While You Sleep
Patients who take their blood pressure medications at bedtime may wake up with a lower risk of diabetes.
Vitamin D and Your Brain
Vitamin D is essential for building strong bones. But new evidence suggests that it may also play an important role in protecting against cognitive decline.
Global Health Affected by Unhealthy Habits
Many of the deaths that occur around the world today may be preventable.