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How Well Does the Newly Approved Weight-Loss 'Balloon' Work?

07/29/2015 - Expert notes it will probably only be effective for short-term weight loss

Implanted Defibrillators Restore Healthy Heart Function to Many: Study

07/29/2015 - Findings underscore need to repeatedly check up on patients who get these devices, researcher says

Health Highlights: July 29, 2015

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U.S. Medical Groups Join to Fight Prescription Painkiller Abuse

07/29/2015 - Special task force aims to curb 'epidemic' of addiction to narcotic meds such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes

07/29/2015 - Tamsulosin is especially helpful with larger stones, while smaller ones may pass on their own, study finds

Certain Antibiotics Linked to Hearing Loss, Mouse Study Finds

07/29/2015 - Inflammation caused by the infection that's being treated may make ear damage more likely

Balloon Device Approved to Treat Obesity

07/29/2015 - Inflated in stomach, it may create sense of fullness

Social Life May Be Key to Suicide Prevention for Women

07/29/2015 - Friendships, activities have protective effect in middle-age, study finds

Autism Care Costs Could Hit $500 Billion by 2025: Study

07/29/2015 - Researchers stress need for research to find better interventions, treatments, to lower future spending

Scientists Suggest New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk

07/29/2015 - They focused on telomere length, discovered association

Taking St. John's Wort for Depression Carries Risks: Study

07/29/2015 - Herbal remedy isn't regulated, and can have side effects and serious drug interactions

FDA Approves 'Belly Balloon' Device for Weight Loss

07/29/2015 - Inflated with sterile solution and kept in stomach for no more than 6 months, it makes people feel full

Health Tip: Teach Kids to Protect Themselves

07/29/2015 - Smart strategies to lower danger risk

Health Tip: After You Finish a Marathon

07/29/2015 - Drink water and eat

Dialysis Patients May Be Unprepared for Natural Disasters

07/28/2015 - Study notes that after Hurricane Sandy in 2012, fewer than half had detailed medication list available

Jealousy Can Drive Some to Problem Drinking, Study Suggests

07/28/2015 - Researchers say findings could help identify people at risk for alcholism

Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child

07/28/2015 - Boy, 8, lost limbs because of severe infection

Weight at First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time

07/28/2015 - Risk remains even for women who get to a healthy size, researchers say

For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis

07/28/2015 - But one stone increases odds for more, study found

Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors

07/28/2015 - Study finds steady improvement among Medicare enrollees from 1999 through 2013


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