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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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