Weight-Loss Surgery Is New Diabetes Foe
FRIDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Though it began as a
treatment for something else entirely, gastric bypass surgery --
which involves shrinking the stomach as a way to lose weight -- has
proven to be the latest and possibly most effective treatment for
some people with type 2 diabetes.
Health Tip: You May Need a Bone Density Test
(HealthDay News) -- A bone density test measures the amounts of
calcium and other minerals in your bones, and how likely you are to
develop thin and brittle bones -- characteristics of a condition
Implanted Heart Devices Have Real-World Benefits: Study
FRIDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable heart
defibrillators aimed at preventing sudden cardiac death are as
effective at ensuring patient survival during real-world use as
they have proven to be in studies, researchers report.
Experts Challenge Americans to Reduce Salt Intake
FRIDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Americans can dramatically
reduce their daily salt intake by cutting bread, cold cuts and
cured meats from their diet, according to the American Heart
Association/American Stroke Association.
Keeping Sexuality Secret Takes Mental Toll on Bisexual Men
FRIDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Bisexual men have higher
rates of mental health problems than gay men do, and new research
suggests that this burden might stem from their desire to keep
their sexual relationships with men secret.