Health Highlights: June 29, 2021

Here's some of HealthDay's top storiesfor Tuesday, June 29:

When getting hitched isn't healthy. A new study finds that men stuck in unhappy marriages tend to die earlier -- the effect on health equal to that of smoking or being a 'couch potato.'Read more

Once-a-week drug boosts diabetes outcomes. A new drug called efpeglenatide, given once a week via injection, appears to curb the odds for heart trouble and kidney disease in people with diabetes. Read more

Healthy living helps the brain. There's no cure or good treatment for Alzheimer's disease. But eating right, exercising and other healthy habits can cut your odds for developing the illness. Read more

Pandemic closed child care centers, working moms lost their jobs. A new study shows the closure of day care services across the United States hit parents' pocketbooks hard, with more than 600,000 women forced to quit their jobs. Read more

The best blood sugar meds for people with diabetes. People with type 2 diabetes face an array of drugs to help control blood sugar levels. A new NIH-funded study looks at which work best when taken with metformin. Read more

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