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

Researchers stress need for research to find better interventions, treatments, to lower future spending


Balloon Device Approved to Treat Obesity

Inflated in stomach, it may create sense of fullness


Certain Antibiotics Linked to Hearing Loss, Mouse Study Finds

Inflammation caused by the infection that's being treated may make ear damage more likely


Cooling Bodies of Brain-Dead Donors May Boost Kidney Function After Transplant

Study found mild hypothermia lowered chances that the organ did not work right away


Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes

Tamsulosin is especially helpful with larger stones, while smaller ones may pass on their own, study finds


FDA Approves 'Belly Balloon' Device for Weight Loss

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


Health Highlights: July 29, 2015
  • Legionnaire's Disease Outbreak Being Investigated in New York City: Health Officials

  • Larger U.S. Health Care Spending Increases Expected in Coming Years

  • Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Linked to Human Feces, Toilet Paper in Mexican Cilantro Fields


Health Tip: After You Finish a Marathon

Drink water and eat


Health Tip: Teach Kids to Protect Themselves

Smart strategies to lower danger risk


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

Expert notes it will probably only be effective for short-term weight loss


Implanted Defibrillators Restore Healthy Heart Function to Many: Study

Findings underscore need to repeatedly check up on patients who get these devices, researcher says


New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglyceride Blood Fats: Study

But it's not yet ready for standard care


Scientists Suggest New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk

They focused on telomere length, discovered association


Social Life May Be Key to Suicide Prevention for Women

Friendships, activities have protective effect in middle-age, study finds


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

Herbal remedy isn't regulated, and can have side effects and serious drug interactions


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

Special task force aims to curb 'epidemic' of addiction to narcotic meds such as Oxycontin, Vicodin