Job Stress Might Make You Sick, Study Says

THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of job stress may increase the risk of sick leave due to mental health disorders, a new study suggests.

 Knee Replacement May Ease Pain for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Knee replacement surgery can temporarily return the joint to an earlier, better level of function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, new research suggests.

 Drones Might Fly Blood Samples to Clinics, Study Finds

THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drones can be used to transport blood samples short distances, a new study finds.

 Study Finds Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, But Doctors Wary

THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Moderate to heavy drinking might cut the likelihood of disability for people with chronic widespread pain such as that related to fibromyalgia, new Scottish research suggests.

 In Rare Cases, Infection May Be at Root of Back Pain

THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with back pain that doesn't improve with treatment could have a rare type of spine infection, new guidelines suggest.

 Health Highlights: July 30, 2015

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

 Health Tip: Injuring a Hamstring

(HealthDay News) -- Hamstring injuries, most often affecting sprinters and others who run, can be painful and take a long time to heal.

 Health Tip: Enjoy Berries

(HealthDay News) -- Berries are not only colorful and attractive, they're also loaded with vitamins and antioxidants.

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 New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglyceride Blood Fats: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug dramatically lowers blood levels of potentially harmful triglycerides, a new study finds.

 Cooling Bodies of Brain-Dead Donors May Boost Kidney Function After Transplant

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Transplant surgeons may have found a simple way to improve the functioning of kidneys from brain-dead donors: Cool the donor's body by just a few degrees.

 Implanted Defibrillators Restore Healthy Heart Function to Many: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many heart patients are advised to receive an implanted cardiac defibrillator to keep their heart functioning properly.

 How Well Does the Newly Approved Weight-Loss 'Balloon' Work?

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of a temporary, implanted balloon device for weight loss may have many wondering how -- and how well -- it works.

 Certain Antibiotics Linked to Hearing Loss, Mouse Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A certain class of antibiotics used to treat deadly bacterial infections puts patients at high risk for hearing loss, research in mice suggests.

 Balloon Device Approved to Treat Obesity

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to combat adult obesity.

 U.S. Medical Groups Join to Fight Prescription Painkiller Abuse

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Led by the American Medical Association, a group of 27 major U.S. medical organizations are banding together to tackle the continuing epidemic of narcotic painkiller abuse.

 Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney stones can quickly cause extreme pain, and passing the stones is the immediate goal for patients.