Health Highlights: May 24, 2016

  • Family of Baseball's Tony Gwynn Sues Tobacco Industry

  • Former NFL Player Bubba Smith Had CTE Brain Disease: Researchers

  • Adult Smoking Rate Has Largest Drop in More Than 20 Years: CDC

  • 'Natural' Insect Repellants Lose Effect Quickly: Study

  • NFL Tried to Influence Government Study on Concussions: Report

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Get regular eye checkups

High-Salt Diets May Raise Heart Risks for Kidney Patients

Study found higher odds for heart attack, stroke in people who consumed more sodium daily

Hormone May Be Linked to Teenage Obesity

Researchers suspect low levels of spexin might play contributing role

More Evidence That Smog a Heart Threat

Study found 3 months of exposure linked to higher cholesterol levels, especially for those with diabetes

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

Only 40 percent had favorable view of these studies, but number rose when they received more info

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

Urban design can play a role in public health, experts suggest

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

Consuming limited amount of low-fiber food day before didn't disrupt procedure, study finds

Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes

45 professional groups say the procedure improves blood sugar control