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Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC

Vaccinations have prevented an estimated 732,000 deaths, 21 million hospitalizations and 322 million illnesses among U.S. children born in the last 20 years, according to a government report released Thursday.
More Muscle May Help Kidney Dialysis Patients

For kidney dialysis patients, having more muscle improves their ability to walk and benefits their physical and mental health, according to a new study.
FDA Approves HPV Test as Initial Screen for Cervical Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a human papillomavirus (HPV) test as a first step in cervical cancer screening for women 25 and older.
Workplace Ladder Falls a Major Cause of Deaths, Injuries: CDC

Workplace tumbles off of ladders are a major cause of injury and death among American employees, a new study says.
Genetic Code of Tsetse Fly May Help Fight Sleeping Sickness

Scientists who mapped the genome of the tsetse fly say this genetic information could lead to new ways to fight African sleeping sickness.
Health Highlights: April 24, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplants for Diarrhea: Study

Using frozen material for fecal transplants is as effective as fresh material in curing people with chronic diarrhea caused by recurrent infection with Clostridium difficilebacteria, according to a small new study.
FDA Reconsiders Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'

They're likened to a dog's "shock collar" by some and called a "life-saving treatment" by others. But the days of electro-shock devices as a tool for managing hard-to-control behavior in people with disabilities may be numbered, U.S. health officials say.
FDA Proposes E-Cigarette Regulations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited regulations governing the fast-growing electronic cigarette industry.
Health Tip: Keep Your Kitchen Clean

Daily cleaning of your kitchen can help minimize germs and reduce the risk of contracting a foodborne illness.

 

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