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  1. 'Pap' Test Rule Changes Tied to STD Testing Drop

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A major change in Pap test guidelines introduced in 2009 may have had an unintended consequence: Some young women are missing out on screening for chlamydia -- a common sexually transmitted disease that can cause infertility

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  2. Study: Diabetes Drug Not Tied to Bladder Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite smaller, prior studies suggesting that the diabetes drug Actos might raise users' risk of bladder cancer, a large new study finds no evidence for such an effect. However, the study did find an association between

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  3. Common Diabetes Meds & Lower Risk for Parkinson's

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A class of diabetes meds that include widely used drugs such as Actos and Avandia may help protect users against Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests. The study included nearly 44,600 British diabetes patients who to

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  4. High Soda Intake May Boost Diabetes Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you are slim or obese, if you drink lots of sugary soda or other sweetened drinks you are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a new analysis reveals. Until now, health experts have thought that sugary drinks

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  5. First Bionic Eye Implant for Macular Degeneration

    July 21, 2015 -- The world's first bionic eye implant in a patient with age-related macular degeneration was performed by surgeons in England. The disease is the most common cause of vision loss in the developed world, BBC News reported. Ray Flynn -- who had lost his central vision -- received a ret

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  6. Antibiotic May Lower Effect of Some Blood Thinners

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The antibiotic dicloxacillin may lessen the effects of some blood-thinning medications, new research shows. "The surprise in the study was just how much of an impact dicloxacillin had," said study author Anton Pottegard,

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  7. The Dirty Secrets of 'Clean' Labels

    July 23, 2015 -- Consumers have become deeply distrustful of their food. There’s Samantha Adams, who had her “aha moment” when she happened to read the label of the barbecue sauce she was feeding her 1-year-old. “I couldn’t believe the No. 1 ingredient was high-fructose corn syrup,” says Adams, 30,

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  8. As Baby Boomers Age, Alzheimer's Rates Will Soar

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people with Alzheimer's disease is set to skyrocket in the United States due to the aging of the baby-boom generation, and the cost of caring for these patients will devour a large chunk of Medicare's budge

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  9. Impotence Linked to Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men who experience impotence may face twice the risk of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes compared to men without such sexual problems, a new study suggests. "This effect was more significant among middle-aged men 40 to 59 yea

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  10. Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 1 diabetes may face a greater risk of developing thinking and memory problems as they age compared to the general population, new research suggests. The study found that people with type 1 diabetes were 83

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