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FDA approves stomach-filling balloon for weight loss

Federal health regulators say they have approved an inflatable medical balloon that helps patients lose weight by filling up space in the stomach.

Tue 28 Jul 15 from Medical Xpress

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Aquariums 'deliver health benefits'

People who spend time watching fish swim in aquarium tanks could improve their physical and mental wellbeing, a study shows.

Thu 30 Jul 15 from BBC News

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CDC: 20 percent of U.S. adults have a disability

(HealthDay)ŚMore than 50 million Americans live with a physical or mental disability, according to research published in the July 31 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ...

Sat 1 Aug 15 from Medical Xpress

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Get up for your heart health and move for your waistline

More time spent standing rather than sitting could improve your blood sugar, fats in the blood and cholesterol levels, according to a new study published today (Friday) in the European Heart ...

Thu 30 Jul 15 from Medical Xpress

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New compounds block absorption of fat in foods

For people with a serious obesity problem, dieting and exercising may not be enough on their own. Taking a pill that replicates the effects of exercise may be one solution, but scientists ...

Thu 30 Jul 15 from Gizmag

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Novel model developed to predict the amount of nicotine emitted from e-cigarettes

Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center researchers at the VCU Center for the Study of Tobacco Products (CSTP) have developed the first ever, evidence-based model that can predict ...

Thu 30 Jul 15 from Medical Xpress

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How does this grab you? Grip strength may tell whether you have diabetes, high blood pressure

Whether you grasp it right away or not, your grip strength may indicate whether or not you have undetected diabetes and high blood pressure, University of Florida researchers say.

Fri 31 Jul 15 from Medical Xpress

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Drinking at conception boosts diabetes risk for baby

Babies conceived by women who drink alcohol around the time of conception face dramatically increased risks of type 2 diabetes and obesity in early middle age, a University of Queensland study ...

Thu 30 Jul 15 from Medical Xpress

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Visit-to-visit BP variability may impact cardiovascular outcomes

(HealthDay)ŚWide blood pressure fluctuations may signal an increased risk of coronary heart disease and early death, according to research published online July 28 in the Annals of Internal ...

Wed 29 Jul 15 from Medical Xpress

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Texas uninsured remains predominantly Hispanic, middle-aged, undereducated and poor

Texas' uninsured population remains primarily Hispanic, middle-aged, with low incomes and no college degree, according to a new report from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy ...

Fri 31 Jul 15 from Medical Xpress

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