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Medical Update - April 5, 2005

It's like "mother like daughter" when it comes to eating fruits and veggies. Plus, President Bush takes steps to stop the bird flu and how stress may help fight off the flu.

News on 6 anchor LeAnne Taylor has this Medical Update.

If you’re under a lot of stress that may actually help you fight the flu. Biologists found high levels of social stress worked to fight the onset of flu-like symptoms. In experiments with mice, stress increased the production of T-cells, which bolster the body's immune system.

The researchers are not promoting high levels of stress but hope to use these findings to help create a more effective flu vaccine.

Travelers suspected of having the bird flu could now be detained when arriving in the US. President Bush issued a directive allowing authorities to detain or isolate passengers on International flights suspected of having the often deadly virus. The White House said the move was a precautionary measure.

When it comes to eating fruits and veggies girls follow their mom's lead. A new study finds when mothers put more fruits and vegetables on their plates so do their daughters.

The study also showed moms who ate diets heavy in fruits and veggies were less likely to pressure their daughters to eat more and their daughters were less likely to become picky eaters.
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