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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

New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglyceride Blood Fats: Study

But it’s not yet ready for standard care

Implanted Defibrillators Restore Healthy Heart Function to Many: Study

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Health Tip: Teach Kids to Protect Themselves

Smart strategies to lower danger risk

Health Tip: After You Finish a Marathon

Drink water and eat

Health Highlights: July 29, 2015

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

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

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