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Health News for 04/24/14

April 24, 2014

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Health Tip: Keep Your Kitchen Clean

Daily cleaning of your kitchen can help minimize germs and reduce the risk of contracting a foodborne illness.
Health Tip: Eat Healthy

Using your meal plate as a blueprint of what to eat, you can make sure you're getting the right amount of nutritious foods.
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.
Vitamin D May Not Lower Seniors' Fall Risk

Taking vitamin D supplements does little to reduce seniors' risk of falls, a new review finds.
Bullying Rates Drop Among American Teens: Study

American teens are much less likely to engage in bullying than they were a decade ago, new research suggests.
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.
Kids' Genetic Risk for Obesity Rises With Age, Study Finds

As children get older, genes appear to play an increasing role in whether some kids become heavier than their peers, a new study indicates.
1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report

More than 7 percent of American schoolchildren are taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral difficulties, a new government report shows.
FDA Proposes E-Cigarette Regulations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited regulations governing the fast-growing electronic cigarette industry.
Internet May Help Seniors Avoid Depression

A basic communication tool like email can help isolated older people combat loneliness and depression, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: April 24, 2014

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