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April 16, 2015

Health Tip: Measure Your Child's Height and Weight Correctly

(HealthDay News) -- To correctly calculate your child's body-mass index (BMI), you'll need accurate height and weight measurements.

Health Tip: Too Much Alcohol Can Affect Muscle Mass

(HealthDay News) -- If you're working out regularly and trying to bulk up, drinking too much alcohol may hinder your efforts.

Americans' Gut Bacteria Lack Diversity, Researchers Find

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans have fewer types of intestinal bacteria than people in less-developed countries, according to a new study.

Substance Abuse Reported by About 1 in 10 American Workers

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in 10 full-time workers in the United States has had a recent substance abuse problem, a new government study reveals.

Chemicals in Some Flavored E-Cigs Exceed Recommended Limits: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study raises concerns about the levels of chemicals used to flavor some brands of fluids used in electronic cigarettes.

About 1 in 10 Kids Tries E-Cigarettes

WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While many teenagers try electronic cigarettes, few become regular users, according to a new study.

New Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Triggers Crazed Behaviors

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potent new designer drug called "flakka" is making headlines across the United States, driving many users into fits of screaming, naked rage accompanied by vivid hallucinations.

Health Highlights: April 16, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Corlanor (ivabradine) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic heart failure, the agency said in a news release.

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