A Blood Test for Depression? Science Says It's Possible. In a recent study, scientists say it may be possible to test for depression in the blood—and figure out which patients will benefit most from behavior-based therapy as a treatment. Time Healthland, 09/15/2014. (Also see Depression)
Schizophrenia Is a Hybrid of 8 Disorders. Schizophrenia is actually eight different genetic disorders rolled into one, according to a new study. Time Healthland, 09/16/2014.
Prediabetes Increases Cancer Risk By 15%. A new study published in Diabetologia shows a link between prediabetes and cancer, especially in the liver, stomach, pancreas, breast, and endometrium. Time Healthland, 09/06/2014. (Also see Diabetes and Cancer)
Lung Cancer May Be Detected With a Thermometer. Detecting lung cancer may be as simple of taking the temperature of your exhaled breath, say researchers. Times Healthland, 09/08/2014. (Also see Cancer)
Salt and smoking may interact to raise rheumatoid arthritis risk. Eating a diet high in salt may increase the risk of rheumatoid arthritis among smokers, according to a large study from Sweden. Reuter's Health, 09/17/2014. (Also see Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis)
Study asks whether artificial sweeteners may drive diabetes. Scientists studying the effects of artificial sweeteners in mice and humans say they have found that eating them may increase the risk of developing glucose intolerance, a risk factor for diabetes. Reuter's Health, 09/17/2014. (Also see Causes of Diabetes)
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