Stigma Adds to Burden of Type 1 Diabetes

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Michael Wright was just 16 when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and although his friends supported him, he always felt different. “I would do my injections and testing in private [in another room or even the bathroom] to avoid having conversations about diabetes with people,” he…

After Concussion, Are Legs at Risk, Too?

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Young athletes with a history of concussions may be at increased risk for leg injuries, preliminary research suggests. The study included boys and girls who played soccer at 52 U.S. high schools. Those who’d suffered a concussion at any time in their life were 85 percent more likely…

Marriage Is Good Medicine for the Heart

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Add protection from heart disease and stroke to the health benefits of marriage, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 34 studies that were published between 1963 and 2015. They included more than 2 million people between the ages of 42 and 77, in Asia, Europe, the…

Experts Warn of Synthetic 'Bioweapons' Danger

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The burgeoning field of “synthetic biology” research could lead to the creation of dangerous new bioweapons, and U.S. defense officials need to be alert to assess the potential threat. So concludes a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which advises the U.S. federal…

Obesity Plagues Rural America

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Country folk are being hit harder by the U.S. obesity epidemic than city dwellers, two new government studies show. Nearly 40 percent of rural American men and almost half of rural women are now statistically obese, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers reported Tuesday. And rural…