Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost all the various treatment options for blood clots that form in veins are equally safe and effective, new research shows.

Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test is the first objective scientific way to diagnose major depression in adults, a new study claims.

Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Aerobic exercise leading to strong heart fitness can delay a man's onset of age-related high blood pressure by nearly a decade, a new study suggests.

Traffic Pollution Linked to Higher Levels of Obesity Hormone

FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older people exposed to high levels of black carbon -- the fine particle air pollution from traffic -- may have increased levels of leptin, a hormone linked to obesity, diabetes and heart disease, a new study suggests.

Combo Diabetes Therapy Outperforms Other Treatments, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Combining insulin with a relatively new hormone-like drug appears to be a safer and more effective way to treat type 2 diabetes than current methods, a new review suggests.

Diabetics Face Much Greater Risk of Heart Damage, Study Says

THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using a new ultra-sensitive test, Johns Hopkins researchers found that people with diabetes may have a sixfold higher risk of heart failure even if their cholesterol is low and they appear otherwise healthy.

Scientists Unlock a Key to Cell Stress

THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A team of researchers has uncovered a key way that cells respond to stress.

Golden Retriever Study Sniffs for Cancer Clues

THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Michael Court is a scientist and a dog lover, so he jumped at the chance to enroll his golden retriever in a nationwide study aimed at fighting cancer and other ills in canines.

Cutting Calories May Ease Sleep Apnea in Obese, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting calories could improve sleep apnea and lower blood pressure in obese adults, Brazilian researchers report.

Study: Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your blood type may play a small role in your risk for dementia, a new study finds.