Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two treatments that break up blood clots deep in the veins of the legs appear no different in terms of death risk. However, one results in a greater risk of bleeding and average hospitalization bills that are three times the cost of the other treatment, a new study finds.

High-Salt Diets Could Double Risk of Heart Woes for Diabetics

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet loaded with salt is associated with double the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with type 2 diabetes. The risk skyrockets even higher among those whose diabetes isn't well-managed, a new Japanese study reports.

Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of the largest studies ever conducted into the genetic origins of a psychiatric disorder has uncovered 83 new sites on chromosomes that harbor inherited genes tied to schizophrenia.

Sleepless Nights After Divorce May Be Tied to Blood Pressure Rise

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer long-term sleep problems after a divorce are at risk for a rise in blood pressure, a new study suggests.

No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite recent advances in preventing heart attacks among U.S. seniors, those gains don't seem to have occurred among middle-aged adults -- especially women, a new study reports.

Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure?

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that potential help in lowering high blood pressure might be as close as your refrigerator.

Life Skills, Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Good parenting and life skills coaching seem to reduce inflammation in children from low-income families, a new study suggests.

Irregular Heart Rhythm Ups Stroke Risk Soon After Heart Surgery

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who are older than 65 who've had a stroke or heart valve surgery, or who have known blood vessel disease, have an increased risk of stroke after heart surgery, a new study finds.

Waistlines of U.S. Kids Seem to Be Holding Steady, Study Finds

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The waistlines of America's children and teens may have stopped expanding, a new study indicates.

Antipsychotics Linked to Lower Brain Volume in Schizophrenia Patients

FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antipsychotic drugs are associated with a slight decrease in both brain cells and connections between brain cells in schizophrenia patients, a new study indicates.