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    1. What Doctors Aren't Telling Obese Young Adults

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many obese young adults in the United States don't know they're at increased risk for kidney disease, researchers report. "Even though chronic kidney disease typically manifests in older people, the disease can start muc

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    2. Pot While Pregnant May Raise Premature Birth Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking pot while pregnant may increase the risk of premature delivery, a new study suggests. Women who continue using marijuana up to 20 weeks' gestation have a five times greater increase in the risk of preterm birth

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    3. New Vision Issues Spotted in Zika-Infected Babies

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New eye problems in babies born with a Zika-related birth defect have been identified by researchers. The virus is known to cause microcephaly, in which infants are born with a smaller-than-normal head and brain. And pre

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    4. Balloon-in-a-Pill May Be New Weight-Loss Tool

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new ingestible and inflatable balloon system seems to be a noninvasive way to fill up the stomach and curb appetite, researchers report. The balloon system, known as Obalon, helped obese people lose nearly 7 percent of thei

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    5. Time to Drop 'No-Eating Rule' Before Colonoscopy?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that the grueling process of preparing for a colonoscopy may not have to be endured on an empty stomach. Colonoscopy patients typically have to forgo all solid foods and go on a clear-liquid diet whil

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    6. Colon Cancer Rising in People Under 50

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although overall colon cancer rates are declining, the rates among Americans under 50 have jumped more than 11 percent in the past decade, a new study finds. Over the same decade, the number of cancers in those 50 and ol

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    7. What Really Works to Help Baby Sleep

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Common techniques for helping babies -- and parents -- sleep at night seem to carry no long-term harms, a small trial finds. The study tested two methods: "graduated extinction" (also known as "controlled crying") and "bedtim

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    8. Antidepressants Not Just for Depression Any More

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors prescribe antidepressants for a wide range of medical problems other than depression, apparently fueling the boom in sales of these medications, researchers report. Depression accounts for only a little more than

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    9. Hormone May Be Linked to Teenage Obesity

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese teens may have lower levels of a weight-regulating hormone than normal-weight teens, a new study says. "Our study is the first to look at levels of spexin in the pediatric population," said Dr. Seema Kumar, of the Ma

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    10. Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery quickly improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes, and should be recommended or considered as a treatment for certain obese people with diabetes. That's the message of a joint statemen

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