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May 05, 2016

Health Tip: Wishing for Better Balance?

(HealthDay News) -- If you're not as steady on your feet as you once were, a number of medical conditions may be responsible.

Health Tip: Walking is Good for You

(HealthDay News) -- You don't have to run marathons to get fit. Taking regular walks can help keep you healthier without the strain on your body.

Race May Influence Risk for Irregular Heart Beat

THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's a strong link between the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation and race, a new study says.

Sleep Apnea May Raise Heart Risks in People With Pacemakers

THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with heart pacemakers and sleep apnea are at much greater risk for a dangerous heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation, a new study suggests.

Lung Cancer Surgery Worthwhile for Older Patients

THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older lung cancer patients are surviving longer when they have lung cancer surgery, a new study suggests.

6 Years Later, Obamacare Still Divides America: Poll

THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Six years after the introduction of Obamacare, Americans are still divided over the controversial health reform law even though most tend to support many parts of the measure, a new HealthDay/Harris Pollfound.

Some Teen Girls Coerced Into Pregnancy: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Girls as young as 14 have boyfriends who've pressured them to become pregnant, sabotaged their birth control, or otherwise tried to control their reproductive health, a new study finds.

Persistent Critical Illness May Keep Patients From Leaving ICU

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A small group of patients uses one-third of intensive care unit resources, a new study contends.

Mini-Camera Mounted on Glasses Helps Blind 'Read'

THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A device mounted onto eyeglasses enables people considered legally blind to "read" and perform other day-to-day activities, according to researchers.

Exercise Is Good for You, Even in Polluted Cities: Study

THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even in cities with badly polluted air, the health benefits of walking or bicycling outweigh the risks of breathing dirty air, a new study contends.

Health Highlights: May 5, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Stay Lean, Live Longer

THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping trim throughout your life could help you live longer, while being obese might do the opposite, two new studies show.

FDA Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors

THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it is banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, as part of its long-awaited plan to extend the agency's regulatory powers across all tobacco products.

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