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Health News for 04/24/14

April 24, 2014

Genetic Code of Tsetse Fly May Help Fight Sleeping Sickness

Scientists who mapped the genome of the tsetse fly say this genetic information could lead to new ways to fight African sleeping sickness.
Workplace Ladder Falls a Major Cause of Deaths, Injuries: CDC

Workplace tumbles off of ladders are a major cause of injury and death among American employees, a new study says.
Bullying Rates Drop Among American Teens: Study

American teens are much less likely to engage in bullying than they were a decade ago, new research suggests.
Internet May Help Seniors Avoid Depression

A basic communication tool like email can help isolated older people combat loneliness and depression, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: April 24, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
FDA Reconsiders Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'

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.
Vitamin D May Not Lower Seniors' Fall Risk

Taking vitamin D supplements does little to reduce seniors' risk of falls, a new review finds.
1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report

More than 7 percent of American schoolchildren are taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral difficulties, a new government report shows.
Kids' Genetic Risk for Obesity Rises With Age, Study Finds

As children get older, genes appear to play an increasing role in whether some kids become heavier than their peers, a new study indicates.
Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplants for Diarrhea: Study

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.
FDA Proposes E-Cigarette Regulations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited regulations governing the fast-growing electronic cigarette industry.
Health Tip: Eat Healthy

Using your meal plate as a blueprint of what to eat, you can make sure you're getting the right amount of nutritious foods.
Health Tip: Keep Your Kitchen Clean

Daily cleaning of your kitchen can help minimize germs and reduce the risk of contracting a foodborne illness.
Religious Music a High Note for Older Christians

Religious music may improve the mental health of older Christians, a new study finds.
Pot Smoking May Pose Heart Dangers, Study Suggests

Marijuana use might contribute to heart and artery disease among young and middle-aged adults, particularly those already at risk for cardiovascular problems, a small French study reports.
People With More Education May Recover Better From Brain Injury

New research suggests that people with more education recover significantly better from serious head injuries.
Seniors Who Suffer Mental Declines May Face Earlier Death: Study

Seniors with mild symptoms of mental decline may face a higher risk of dying earlier than those with no thinking or memory problems, new Mayo Clinic research suggests.

 

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