Health Highlights: June 29, 2021

Here’s some of HealthDay’s top stories for 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