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Unhealthy Russians think they're in good shape

Most Russians overestimate how healthy they are and many run high health risks by smoking, abusing alcohol, being obese and failing to take enough exercise, according to a report published on Tuesday. Full story

Heart risk factors high in young Indian adults: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - More and more, young urban adults in India are developing obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes, suggesting that rising rates of cardiovascular disease could appear in the future, an Indian study said. Full story

Pollution tied to stroke risk only for some people

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Spikes in air pollution may not boost the short-term risk of stroke in most people, but may present a hazard to some who are at high stroke risk, a new study hints. Full story

Diabetes risk may be slightly higher for preemies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies born early may have a small increased risk of diabetes when they grow up, a Swedish study says. Full story

More evidence ties cholesterol drug, diabetes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People on a high-dose regimen of the cholesterol drug Lipitor may have a slightly increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes -- particularly if they have several of the classic diabetes risk factors, a study published Monday finds. Full story

Know the warning signs of DVT

   Melanie Bloom, widow of the late NBC journalist David Bloom, talks about the symptoms of dangerous and deadly deep vein thrombosis, which can affect anyone at any time.

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  What new screening advice means for men

Nov. 18: New guidelines say women in their 40s shouldn’t be screened for breast cancer unless they are high risk. But what does that mean for men? Are there concerns over prostate screenings as well? Dr. Nancy Snyderman talks with a panel.