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Health News for 03/30/15

March 30, 2015

Could an Apple a Day Help Keep the Pharmacist Away?

Munching each day on a McIntosh, Granny Smith or other apple might not keep the doctor at bay, but a new study finds apple eaters are less likely to need a prescription medicine.
U.S. Kids Getting Fewer Daily Calories From Fast Food

American children are getting fewer calories a day from fast food restaurants, but one-third still eat ready-to-go pizza, chicken and burgers on a daily basis, a new study finds.
Milliliter-Only Dosing Recommended for Kids' Meds

Time to toss out the teaspoon and tablespoon when it comes to sick kids: The best way to measure liquid medications for children is in metric milliliters, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians says.
U.S. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools

Random drug testing in schools may sound like a good way to keep kids off drugs, but there is little evidence it works, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.
Fecal Transplant Treats Serious, Recurrent Intestinal Infection

Fecal transplants, using stool from a donor, have been successful at treating a serious gut infection, researchers report.
Health Highlights: March 30, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Are Wisdom Teeth Causing Problems?

Wisdom teeth typically emerge in a person's late teens or early 20s, and may cause big problems.
Health Tip: Develop Healthy Habits for Contact Lenses

Contact lenses can help you see better, but how you handle them can affect your eye health.

 

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