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More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Fight Type 2 Diabetes
Bariatric procedures beat drug therapy in easing the disease over the long term, study found

West Nile Virus Most Common Mosquito-Borne Illness in U.S.
Cases aren't increasing, but persistent, infectious-disease expert says

Research Spots Link Between Agent Orange, Blood Cancer in Vietnam Vets
Exposed veterans have higher rates of precursor condition to multiple myeloma, study shows

One-Third of U.S. Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6: Report
But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young

Light From Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Sleep Hormone in Kids
Finding suggests use of electronic devices before bedtime could delay slumber

More High School Athletes Using 'Dip' and 'Chew,' CDC Finds
Experts think ban on smokeless tobacco among pro athletes might help curb use among kids

Electrical Bursts to Pancreatic Cancer Cells May Help Fight Tumor
Study found procedure improved survival for people with stage 3 disease

Early Treatment With Flu Antivirals May Shorten Seniors' Hospital Stay
Study found it also cut need for more care after discharge

Treatments for Brain Cancer Take Heavy Toll on the Brain
Brain volume dropped, other structural changes seen in small study

X-Rays, Other Scans Generally Safe in Pregnancy: Report
Researchers seek to reassure concerned mothers-to-be and their doctors

Mentally Ill Inmates Prone to Violence After Release: Study
Researchers also see trouble for those with substance-abuse problems; call for social support plus psychiatric care

Needle-Exchange Program Curbed HIV Spread, Study Finds
Washington, D.C.-based effort also saved $44 million in potential disease treatment costs over 2 years

Probiotics Don't Keep Bad Bugs at Bay in Critically Ill: Study
Despite 'good' bacteria treatment, antibiotic-resistant bacteria still colonized ICU patients' intestines

Health Highlights: Sept. 3, 2015

Health Tip: If Your Child Chooses Unhealthy Foods
Suggestions to help break the habit

Health Tip: Shoe Inserts May Help Pain
Some popular types of inserts

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