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  1. 1 in 5 Younger Diabetics Lacks Good Medical Care

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One in every five young American adults with diabetes hasn't seen a doctor in the past 6 months, a new government report indicates. The study, from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also foun

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  2. Infection Likely Cause of Post-Surgery Readmission

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infections are the most likely reason people end up back in the hospital after surgery, a new study finds. Of nearly 500,000 operations studied, 6 percent of the patients were readmitted for surgical complications within

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  3. New Binge Eating Disorder Drug Vyvanse: FAQ

    Feb. 3, 2015 -- The FDA has approved the first drug in the U.S. to treat binge eating disorder, Vyvanse. The agency says it might lessen the number of food binges for people with the condition. Vyvanse is already approved to treat ADHD. Binge eating disorder affects 1% to 5% of Americans, according

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  4. Healthy Diet May Lower Lung Disease Risk

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet low in red meat and rich in whole grains might reduce the risk of developing the crippling chronic lung disease known as COPD, new research suggests. Researchers tracked more than 120,000 men and women and foun

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  5. Electronic Devices May Disrupt Teen Sleep: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Spending too much time using electronic devices during the day harms teens' sleep, a new study suggests. The research included nearly 10,000 Norwegian teens, aged 16 to 19, who were asked how much screen time (computer, sm

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  6. Medicare Offers Relief in Pharmacy Network Mix-Ups

    By Michelle Andrews More than 400,000 Medicare beneficiaries who may have been confused or misinformed about the pharmacy details of their 2015 Aetna prescription drug plans have until the end of this month to find participating pharmacies or switch plans, according to the Centers for Medicare & Med

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  7. Retailers Accused of Selling Fake Supplements

    Feb. 3, 2015 -- Four national retailers -- GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart -- are accused of selling fake and potentially harmful herbal supplements and must remove them from their shelves, the New York State attorney general's office has announced. An investigation by state authorities found tha

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  8. President’s Budget Takes on Antibiotic Resistance

    Feb. 3, 2015 -- In the budget submitted to Congress on Feb. 2, President Barack Obama is seeking almost $84 billion for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in fiscal 2016. That's about a $5 billion increase from the previous year. The funding would cover items including more resou

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  9. Measles Outbreak Hitting Adults Hardest

    Feb. 3, 2015 -- The ongoing measles outbreak may have started at Disney theme parks, but the CDC says it’s not just for kids. “We are starting to see more adults get measles and spread it,” Anne Schuchat, MD, said in a press briefing last week. She's the director of the CDC’s National Center for Imm

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  10. Medication Problems May Spur Many Child ER Trips

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medication-related problems -- from side effects to improper use -- may be the cause of many kids' trips to the emergency room, a new study suggests. Researchers found that at one Canadian children's hospital, medication-relat

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