diabetes

Pediatricians endorse weight loss surgery

Weight loss surgery has traditionally been viewed as a procedure for adults with severe obesity who haven't been able to lose weight or keep it off. Now, pediatricians are calling for it to be more accessible for children and teens with severe obesity too.

Bernie Sanders heads to Canada with diabetes patients

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is heading to Canada on Sunday with Type 1 diabetes patients seeking cheaper insulin to highlight what he calls the "corruption" of pharmaceutical companies and the toll taken on Americans who can't afford the medicine.

Pollution affects nation's health

On Wednesday, the US Environmental Protection Agency under President Trump finalized its rollback of President Obama's signature climate policy -- the Clean Power Plan, which aimed to reduce coal-fired power plant emissions. The administration will replace the plan with the Affordable Clean Energy Rule.

Arsenic in drinking water damages hearts of young adults, study says

Young adults free of diabetes and cardiovascular disease developed heart damage after only five years of exposure to low-to-moderate levels of arsenic commonly found in groundwater. This was the finding of a study published Tuesday in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, an American Heart Association journal.