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1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report

More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

Bullying Rates Drop Among American Teens: Study

Surveys taken over 10-year period showed roughly half as many kids were instigators

Cell-Targeted Therapy Shows Early Promise Against MS

Patients with relapsing-remitting form of the disease showed fewer brain lesions with ofatumumab

Could More Coffee Lower Your Odds for Diabetes?

Yes, says study, but experts note there are better ways to reduce the risk

FDA Approves HPV Test as Initial Screen for Cervical Cancer

Detects presence of high-risk strains of virus believed to cause disease

FDA Proposes E-Cigarette Regulations

Opponents of the increasingly popular devices worry about their impact on children

FDA Reconsiders Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'

Agency meets Thursday to discuss outlawing tools used on emotionally disabled kids

Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplants for Diarrhea: Study

Researchers looked at recurring infections caused by C. difficile bacteria

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

Guidelines Aim to Detect More Congenital Heart Defects in Womb

Picking up problems before birth allows for earlier monitoring, planning, American Heart Association says

Health Highlights: April 24, 2014
  • Older Americans Feel Younger Than Their Age: Survey

  • Vermont Passes Bill Requiring Labeling on Genetically Modified Foods

  • Ebola Death Toll in West Africa at 147: WHO

Health Tip: Eat Healthy

Use your plate as a blueprint

Health Tip: Keep Your Kitchen Clean

Wash countertops frequently

Internet May Help Seniors Avoid Depression

Social connections lessen loneliness, especially for older adults living alone, researcher says

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

Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC

Vaccination has saved thousands of lives, report says, but outbreaks occurring as some people opt out

More Muscle May Help Kidney Dialysis Patients

Small study found those with greater muscle mass could walk farther, reported better mental health

Vitamin D May Not Lower Seniors' Fall Risk

Researchers conclude there isn't enough evidence to support supplement use

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

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

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