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March 30, 2015

Health Tip: Develop Healthy Habits for Contact Lenses

(HealthDay News) -- Contact lenses can help you see better, but how you handle them can affect your eye health.

Health Tip: Are Wisdom Teeth Causing Problems?

(HealthDay News) -- Wisdom teeth typically emerge in a person's late teens or early 20s, and may cause big problems.

Fecal Transplant Treats Serious, Recurrent Intestinal Infection

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fecal transplants, using stool from a donor, have been successful at treating a serious gut infection, researchers report.

Young People At Risk of Second Injury After Knee Surgery

SATURDAY, March 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of young athletes who have surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee suffer another ACL injury later in life, new research finds.

Stiff Shoulder No Reason to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery: Study

SATURDAY, March 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It may not be necessary to delay rotator cuff surgery in patients with shoulder stiffness, a new study suggests.

Processed Foods the Biggest Chunk of Calories in U.S. Groceries: Study

SUNDAY, March 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Highly processed foods account for more than 60 percent of the calories in products Americans routinely buy in grocery stores, a new study finds.

Progress in Battling Advanced Ovarian Cancer

SATURDAY, March 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental vaccine and a drug already on the market each may help slow down advanced ovarian cancer, two new studies suggest.

Milliliter-Only Dosing Recommended for Kids' Meds

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- 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.

Could an Apple a Day Help Keep the Pharmacist Away?

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- 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. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- 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.

U.S. Kids Getting Fewer Daily Calories From Fast Food

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- 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.

Health Highlights: March 30, 2015

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