Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a possible advance for obesity research, an MRI scan has pinpointed "good" brown fat in a living adult for the first time.

Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults

WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The rates of five serious complications from diabetes -- heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, amputations and death -- have all dropped dramatically since 1990, a new U.S. government study shows.

Tanzeum Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tanzeum (albiglutide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help control blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.

FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans with type 2 diabetes have a new treatment option with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval Tuesday of a once-weekly injectable drug, Tanzeum.

Clues to Type 2 Diabetes Discovered on Mount Everest

MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Research conducted on climbers atop Mount Everest offers new insight into the biological triggers for type 2 diabetes.

Nearly 10 Percent of U.S. Adults Now Have Diabetes: Study

MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of Americans with diabetes has doubled since 1988, with nearly one in 10 adults now diagnosed with the blood-sugar disease, researchers report.

Taking Blood Thinners With Certain Painkillers May Raise Bleeding Risk

MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People taking blood thinners to prevent clots in their legs or lungs may put themselves at risk for serious internal bleeding if they also take common painkillers such as aspirin or ibuprofen, researchers warn.

Feed a Spouse, Starve an Argument?

MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Is your spouse biting your head off at the end of a long day? It may be hunger more than anger that's fueling the bad mood, according to a new study that used voodoo dolls and air horns to test spousal aggression.

A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A doctor's "bedside manner" seems to have a real effect on patients' health, a new research review suggests.

Obesity-Related Enzyme Targeted in Mouse Study

WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An enzyme in the fat and liver of mice could take a key role in future attempts to battle obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.