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Promise From a New Weight-Loss Drug
Two-thirds who took Saxenda lost 5 percent of body weight, study shows

Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age
Study found little difference between menopause types, but black women had less advantage than white

Unapproved Ear Drops Targeted by FDA
These prescription meds have been available for years, but safety, quality are concerns

Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression?
Study finds it's possible, but more research is suggested

Patients with Low-Grade Brain Tumors Living Longer
Chemo improvements have likely played a role, researchers say

Parents' Genetic Similarities Could Affect Kids' Height, Intellect
UK geneticists examine 'relatedness' and its impact on offspring in global study

Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?
Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use

Indoor Tanning Rates Decline As Cancer Warnings Mount
Study finds Americans are staying away from unhealthy practice in growing numbers

Weight-Loss Surgery May Beat Diet, Exercise as Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
After procedure, many patients no longer need medications, researchers find

Red Cross Urges Americans to Give Blood During Fourth of July
More than 40 percent of people will be away, but drive continues over holiday weekend

Extracurricular Sports May Give Kids' Academics a Boost
Study suggests these activities might improve kids' attention span, self-control

Many U.S. AIDS Patients Still Die When 'Opportunistic' Infections Strike
Study of San Francisco data for 1997-2012 shows 35 percent death rate over 5 years for these patients

Surging Food Supply Linked to Global Obesity Epidemic
Boost in available calories comes largely from ultra-processed, inexpensive foods, expert says

Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control
Heavy adolescent girls at greater risk for unintended pregnancy, study shows

Fireworks Can Spark Bump in Air Pollution, Study Finds
July Fourth favorites release small particles that can harm the lungs, scientists find

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