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HealthDay News - May 08, 2017

5 Great Diet Breakfasts

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to losing weight, Simon says, "Eat breakfast."

Get Ready for Your 'Capsule Robot' Colon Cancer Check

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Not looking forward to your next colonoscopy? Don't worry -- in the future, a tiny capsule less than an inch long may navigate your colon to check for cancer risk, scientists report.

Health Tip: Teach Teens About Sun Safety

(HealthDay News) -- Teens enjoying carefree fun in the sun may not worry about wrinkles, sun damage or skin cancer -- but they should. It's a conversation that parents should have with teens to prevent problems later.

Health Tip: Make Food More Flavorful

(HealthDay News) -- Low-calorie dishes don't have to be bland and boring. You just have to know how to season them with flavor, as opposed to fat.

Not All Hospitals Equal When It Comes to Pancreatic Cancer Care

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to treating pancreatic cancer, where you have your surgery may have some impact on how long you live, according to a new study.

That Store Mannequin May Be Anorexic

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In the static but stylish world of store mannequins, the female versions may be sending a message that eating disorders are OK, a new study suggests.

Is Early Puberty in Girls a Risk Factor for Dating Abuse?

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who go through puberty earlier than their peers may be more vulnerable to abuse from a boyfriend, new research suggests.

Bullied in 5th Grade, Prone to Drug Abuse by High School

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A child bullied in fifth grade is more likely to show signs of depression in seventh grade, and abuse substances like alcohol, marijuana or tobacco in 10th grade, researchers say.

Health Highlights: May 8, 2017

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

FDA Approves 1st New Drug for ALS in Decades

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The first new drug to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in more than 20 years has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

'Balloon-in-a-Pill' Spurs Weight Loss, Health Benefits: Study

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of "balloon-in-a-pill" may offer a nonsurgical way for obese people to shed pounds -- and get healthier, too, a small study hints.

Scientists Uncover Root of Graying, Thinning Hair

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Changes in your hair -- whether it's graying hair or hair loss -- are a bane of aging.

Addressing Your Cancer Risk

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Where you live appears to play a role in your risk of cancer, a new analysis suggests.

Another Reason to Breast-Feed: It's Good for Baby's Belly

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers have been told for years that breast-feeding is best. Now researchers say they've found a new way it helps babies -- by planting good bacteria in their digestive system.

Longevity in the U.S.: Location, Location, Location

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- How long you will live depends a lot on where you live in the United States, a new study of federal health data reveals.

Just 5 Percent of Daily Salt Gets Added at the Table

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Tossing out the salt shaker may not be enough for your heart health. Most of the salt that Americans consume comes from processed foods and restaurant meals, a new study finds.

Hear This! Keep Cotton Swabs Out of Kids' Ears

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Thousands of kids wind up in U.S. emergency rooms every year for ear injuries caused by cotton swabs, a new study reveals.