MedWatch Daily Digest: Children’s metabolism, placebos and more

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For Monday, April 12, WGN’s Medical Reporter Dina Bair has the latest on new information including:

  •  To give children a faster metabolism and the ability to remain trim throughout their lives, pregnant mothers need to exercise.
  •  A placebo works as well as the real thing, even when patients know they are taking a fake pill.
  • Even if they don’t experience symptoms, doctors say smokers and former smokers should get screened for lung cancer, earlier.

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