Brown Fat Cells May One Day Help Combat Obesity

SUNDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- The human body has two kinds of fat: the "bad" white kind that stores calories and the "good" brown kind that burns them. Now, researchers say that it is actually possible to make more brown fat to help people lose weight.

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Risk of Alzheimer's in Diabetics

SUNDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- While the finding isn't conclusive, a new study suggests that weight-loss surgery in obese diabetics could lower their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Epilepsy Drugs' Risk of Birth Defects May Be Dose-Dependent

SUNDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Four of the most frequently prescribed epilepsy drugs appear to increase the risk of serious birth defects when taken early in pregnancy, a new study finds.

Aromasin Reduced Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

SATURDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- The anti-estrogen drug Aromasin appears to cut the odds of breast cancer by 65 percent in high-risk postmenopausal women, new research has found.

Two Drugs Shown to Prolong Survival in Advanced Melanoma Cases

SUNDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Two new drugs prolong the lives of patients with advanced melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer and one that is notoriously difficult to treat, let alone cure.

Flaxseed Fails as Treatment for Hot Flashes

SUNDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- The search for a safe remedy for menopausal hot flashes has been foiled again, with flaxseed the latest in a long line of compounds that apparently don't reduce the incidence of the unpleasant symptoms.

Taking Chemo Drug Continuously Delayed Lung Cancer's Return

SUNDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- While most patients with advanced lung cancer only take four courses of two chemotherapy drugs and then stop until recurrence occurs, continuing treatment with one of those drugs may delay return of the deadly disease, new research suggests.