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American waistlines getting bigger

A new study reveals Americans' waistlines are getting bigger. Researchers analyzed trends in abdominal obesity and waist circumference from 1999 to 2012. They found waist size increased an average of one inch, with the most significant gains among women, African Americans, and Mexican Americans. The prevalence of... Read Story

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10 hours 55 minutes ago

Researchers develop blood test to diagnose depression

Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a blood test that could some day help diagnose depression in adults. The test measures levels of nine blood markers in patient's RNA molecules. In preliminary trials, people already diagnosed with clinical depression had significantly different levels of these markers than people... Read Story

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Sep 16, 2014 2:34 PM

Blood test may help diagnose depression

Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a blood test that could some day help diagnose depression in adults. The test measures levels of nine blood markers in a patient's RNA molecules. In preliminary trials, people already diagnosed with clinical depression had significantly different levels of these markers than... Read Story

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Sep 15, 2014 1:54 PM

Universities to test Apple HealthKit

Two major hospitals are set to launch studies of the Apple HealthKit to see how the new app may help people with diabetes and other chronic disease. The HealthKit system allows patients to streamline data from various health apps so it can be viewed by doctors in one place.... Read Story

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Sep 15, 2014 1:48 PM

Brain may compensate for Alzheimer's damage

A new study suggests the brain may have the ability to compensate for damage caused by Alzheimer's disease. Researchers measured the brain activity of older adults with and without the protein tangles that are a sign of Alzheimer's. Both groups performed equally well on a series of memory tests,... Read Story