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Health Tip: Keep Your Kitchen Clean
Wash countertops frequently

Health Tip: Eat Healthy
Use your plate as a blueprint

Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplants for Diarrhea: Study
Researchers looked at recurring infections caused by C. difficile bacteria

Vitamin D May Not Lower Seniors' Fall Risk
Researchers conclude there isn't enough evidence to support supplement use

FDA Reconsiders Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'
Agency meets Thursday to discuss outlawing tools used on emotionally disabled kids

Kids' Genetic Risk for Obesity Rises With Age, Study Finds
Between ages 4 and 10, genes seem to play increasing role in how big kids will grow

1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report
More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

Health Highlights: April 24, 2014

Bullying Rates Drop Among American Teens: Study
Surveys taken over 10-year period showed roughly half as many kids were instigators

Internet May Help Seniors Avoid Depression
Social connections lessen loneliness, especially for older adults living alone, researcher says

Genetic Code of Tsetse Fly May Help Fight Sleeping Sickness
Scientists spent a decade sequencing its genome, and hope to find new targets for pest control

FDA Proposes E-Cigarette Regulations
Opponents of the increasingly popular devices worry about their impact on children

Workplace Ladder Falls a Major Cause of Deaths, Injuries: CDC
There were 113 ladder-related deaths, more than 34,000 ER-treated injuries in 2011 alone

Cell-Targeted Therapy Shows Early Promise Against MS
Patients with relapsing-remitting form of the disease showed fewer brain lesions with ofatumumab

Guidelines Aim to Detect More Congenital Heart Defects in Womb
Picking up problems before birth allows for earlier monitoring, planning, American Heart Association says

FDA Approves HPV Test as Initial Screen for Cervical Cancer
Detects presence of high-risk strains of virus believed to cause disease

More Muscle May Help Kidney Dialysis Patients
Small study found those with greater muscle mass could walk farther, reported better mental health

Your Digestive Tract's Surface Is the Size of a Studio Apartment
Its many folds and protrusions are designed to maximize nutrient intake, researchers say

Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC
Vaccination has saved thousands of lives, report says, but outbreaks occurring as some people opt out

Could More Coffee Lower Your Odds for Diabetes?
Yes, says study, but experts note there are better ways to reduce the risk

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