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April 24, 2014

Health Tip: Keep Your Kitchen Clean

(HealthDay News) -- Daily cleaning of your kitchen can help minimize germs and reduce the risk of contracting a foodborne illness.

Health Tip: Eat Healthy

(HealthDay News) -- 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

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- 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

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamin D supplements does little to reduce seniors' risk of falls, a new review finds.

Bullying Rates Drop Among American Teens: Study

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- 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'

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- 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

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- 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

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- 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

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- 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

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- 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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