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'

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- 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.

FDA to Propose E-Cigarette Regulations

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited regulations governing the fast-growing electronic cigarette industry.

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

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using frozen material for fecal transplants is as effective as fresh material in curing people with chronic diarrhea caused by recurrent infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria, according to a small new study.

Health Tip: Keep Your Kitchen Clean

(HealthDay News) -- Daily cleaning of your kitchen can help minimize germs and reduce the risk of contracting a foodborne illness.

Health Tip: Eat Healthy

(HealthDay News) -- Using your meal plate as a blueprint of what to eat, you can make sure you're getting the right amount of nutritious foods.

People With More Education May Recover Better From Brain Injury

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that people with more education recover significantly better from serious head injuries.

Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every minute counts for stroke victims who need clot-busting medications quickly to restore blood flow to their brain and prevent further damage.

Athletic Trainers First Line of Treatment for Young Basketballers: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High school basketball players in the United States suffered 2.5 million injuries over six seasons and athletic trainers dealt with many of them, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: April 23, 2014

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