Drink Spiking a Problem on U.S. Campuses

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drink spiking may be prevalent on U.S. college campuses, and women are at much greater risk than men, new research finds.

After Heart Attack, New Threat: Heart Failure

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Risk of heart failure appears high within a few years of a first heart attack, a new study finds.

More Young Adults Now Live With Parents Than Romantic Partner

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Can't seem to get your twenty-something kid to leave the family home?

Most Americans Wouldn't Join a Clinical Trial, Survey Finds

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Just four in 10 Americans have a positive impression of clinical trials, a new survey finds.

Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery quickly improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes, and should be recommended or considered as a treatment for certain obese people with diabetes.

Colon Cancer Rising in People Under 50

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although overall colon cancer rates are declining, the rates among Americans under 50 have jumped more than 11 percent in the past decade, a new study finds.

More Evidence That Smog a Heart Threat

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution can worsen heart disease risk factors, especially in people with diabetes, a new study suggests.

High-Salt Diets May Raise Heart Risks for Kidney Patients

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic kidney disease face higher odds of heart attack or stroke if they have high-salt diets, a new study suggests.

No Welcome Mats for Diabetes, Obesity in 'Walkable' Neighborhoods

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you live in a neighborhood where it's easy to walk to shops, schools and jobs, a new study says all that hoofing about appears to stave off excess weight and diabetes.

Antidepressants Not Just for Depression Any More

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors prescribe antidepressants for a wide range of medical problems other than depression, apparently fueling the boom in sales of these medications, researchers report.

Balloon-in-a-Pill May Be New Weight-Loss Tool

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new ingestible and inflatable balloon system seems to be a noninvasive way to fill up the stomach and curb appetite, researchers report.

Hormone May Be Linked to Teenage Obesity

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese teens may have lower levels of a weight-regulating hormone than normal-weight teens, a new study says.

What Really Works to Help Baby Sleep

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Common techniques for helping babies -- and parents -- sleep at night seem to carry no long-term harms, a small trial finds.

Time to Drop the 'No-Eating Rule' Before Colonoscopy?

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that the grueling process of preparing for a colonoscopy may not have to be endured on an empty stomach.

Health Tip: Have Headaches? Speak to Your Doctor

(HealthDay News) -- A headache is generally recognized as having pain or discomfort anywhere in the head, scalp or neck. It can be a symptom of everything from minor stress to a life-threatening stroke.

Health Tip: Help Protect Your Vision

(HealthDay News) -- You pay regular visits to your family doctor and dentist, so why not your eye doctor? Regular eye exams can prevent or spot serious problems that could lead to impaired sight.

Health Highlights: May 24, 2016

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