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Pill appears to deliver weight loss without surgery

A gastric balloon that’s swallowed like a pill and then sits in the stomach filled with fluid helped patients lose more than a third of their excess weight over a four-month period, researchers have reported.

Sleep apnea tied to gout flares

Sleep apnea may increase the risk of developing gout and experiencing flare-ups, according to a new study.

Paying attention to ADHD, in all its forms

ADHD stands for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. It’s a condition that is common in young and old alike, and can occur in both males and females. It tends to start during the early grade school years and very often persists into adulthood.

Quick hints for improving men’s health

Hesitant about going to the doctor for a checkup? Don’t be. A healthy patient-provider relationship and some regular maintenance can give you a long, healthy life.
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Running: The magic number

When it comes to the idea that running is good for the heart, six miles a week may be the magic goal number. In a review study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, experts found running about six miles a week — or 52 minutes — may add from three to six years to your life.

Most U.S. fast-food chains still raise meat on antibiotics

LOS ANGELES — Most large U.S. fast-food chains still serve meat from farm animals that have been routinely fed antibiotics, consumer groups said in a new report, which concluded that many companies have not yet laid out plans to curb the practice.

Japan partly lifts poultry ban after bird flu

U.S./CANADA — Japan’s Farm Ministry on Friday partiality lifted a ban on imports of live poultry and poultry meat from the United States and Canada following an outbreak of bird flu.

Bill to regulate e-cigarettes clears legislative hurdle

CALIFORNIA — The California State Senate on Thursday passed a bill to regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products, sending the measure to the Assembly where a similar bill died earlier this year. The measure was one of several anti-tobacco bills that advanced in the Senate on Thursday, including one to raise the legal age for buying cigarettes to 21.

Planned Parenthood says videos distorted

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Planned Parenthood told U.S. congressional leaders on Thursday that manipulations and deletions used in the editing process of secretly recorded videos slamming the organization rendered the tapes unreliable for government inquiries.