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Friday, October 24

Friday, October 24

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Impaired Driving, Motor Vehicle Safety

Thursday, October 23

No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

Travelers will have to take own temperatures, report to local health departments for 21-day incubation period
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Environmental Health, Occupational Health

Study focuses on macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Macular Degeneration

Small tubes reduce needle sticks, but can increase infection risk if left too long

Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by Dec. 15
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

Reliving the death of a loved one can help survivors, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Bereavement

Using DNA from parents and child, test hones in on disease-causing mutations
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Genetic Disorders, Genetic Testing

Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diabetes and Pregnancy, Obesity in Children

But cesarean rates vary widely across the country
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cesarean Section, Childbirth, Health Statistics

Dr. Craig Spencer worked with Doctors Without Borders, had just returned from Guinea in West Africa
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

People with the obstructions were at higher odds for breaks and fractures, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Fractures, Kidney Stones

Home troubles affect school life, school issues affect home, researchers report
Related MedlinePlus Topics: School Health, Teen Health, Teen Mental Health

Wednesday, October 22

But many were happy with their own doctors, researchers report
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Health Occupations

Skin care products may also boost absorption of BPA, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Environmental Health

Researcher believes issue has been 'largely unnoticed'
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Depression, Heart Attack, Women's Health

Be prepared with appropriate answers for the inevitable questions, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Ebola

Expectant parents can be reassured by findings, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Birth Defects, Infertility

Potential benefits for both mom and baby
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Breastfeeding, Diabetes and Pregnancy

2.5 million beeps, bleeps sounded in one month at one U.S. medical center
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Critical Care, Health Facilities

Others cut back on food, medicines trying to cover costs, studies found
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cancer, Financial Assistance

Still, these diseases occur in less than 0.1 percent of elderly Americans, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Blood Disorders, Seniors' Health

NIH Begins Early Human Clinical Trial of VSV Ebola VaccineFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

Researchers say many products with banned substances for sale six months later
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Dietary Supplements

Study says sleeping with false teeth may raise risk of pneumonia
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Dentures, Pneumonia, Seniors' Health

Patients who get treatment are as satisfied with lovemaking as those who don't
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Sexual Health, Sleep Apnea

Americans need fewer trans and saturated fats, and more omega-3 fatty acids
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Dietary Fats, Heart Diseases, Nutrition

Emailing pics of eczema lesions to physicians worked nearly as well as in-person visits, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Eczema, Skin Conditions

Survey conducted prior to implementation of Affordable Care Act, however
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Health Insurance

But experts find the study too small, problem too rare to be of concern
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Headache, Low Blood Pressure, Weight Loss Surgery

Four special U.S. medical centers are first-line treatment choices, but many local hospitals up to the challenge, experts say

Risk of cancer appears to rise with depletion, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Genes and Gene Therapy, Men's Health

Tuesday, October 21

Study didn't find same effect in young women or teens of either sex

Success rates for in vitro fertilization were half those of white women
Related MedlinePlus Topics: African American Health, Female Infertility

Full body suits, respirators now recommended, along with monitor to observe workers removing gear
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Ebola, Infection Control

Mental health experts offer antidotes to what they see as unnecessary worry on some Americans' part
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Anxiety, Ebola

American, Canadian vaccines both in safety trials that should be complete by December
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Ebola, Immunization

Genetic variation also linked to less dense tissue

Non-candy alternatives

Air-particle levels in smoking households almost 10 times higher than nonsmoking homes
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Air Pollution, Secondhand Smoke

Staff at 5 airports will identify and screen these travelers for Ebola infection before entry
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Ebola, Infection Control, Traveler's Health

Large study finds no association, although certain shots might speed onset of existing illness
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Immunization, Multiple Sclerosis

But experts say genes aren't destiny

Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Air Pollution, Children's Health, Pregnancy

Never eat them dry, especially if you have swallowing problems, expert says
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Nutrition

Monday, October 20

National data shows a 28 percent rise in men opting for the procedure
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Vasectomy

Delaying procedure also linked with higher costs, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Circumcision

Implantable eye device shows promise in preliminary trial, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Refractive Errors

Reasons include having to go more often
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Pregnancy, Sleep Disorders

Taking drug in addition to chemotherapy also reduces risk of cancer recurrence
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer Chemotherapy

Unidentified patient arrived at Emory University Hospital Sept. 9, was discharged Sunday, officials say
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

Study finds that liquid drugs are the most commonly misused at home
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Medication Errors, Medicines and Children

Study estimated a 10 percent increased risk of impulsive gambling, shopping and hypersexuality

Having health insurance also associated with better readings
Related MedlinePlus Topic: High Blood Pressure

Research may provide model to study digestive diseases, future treatments

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Parenting

To end this paradoxical practice, certain drug stores no longer sell tobacco products
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Asthma, COPD, Smoking

Saturday, October 18

Study finds easy access to nutritious fare important for successful weight loss
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Nutrition, Weight Control

Friday, October 17

Both parents tend to view exercise as a selfish behavior that takes up family time, researcher says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Parenting

Validation by peers also decreased likelihood of self-harm
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Parenting, Suicide, Teen Mental Health

People who ate out a lot also had worse cholesterol levels than those who dined at home
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Body Weight, Cholesterol, Nutrition

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Related MedlinePlus Topic: Child Safety

Vancomycin safe and effective, doctors should not turn to newer antibiotics, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Antibiotics, Staphylococcal Infections

Length of labor didn't seem to influence recollections of pain, researchers found
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Childbirth, Memory, Pain

Access to care might play a role, researcher says

Behavioral counseling plus medication beats other strategies, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Quitting Smoking

Negativity less likely in people with a positive gait, study says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Depression, Exercise and Physical Fitness

Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement

Researchers saw some improvement in winter-related symptoms
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Children's Health, Eczema, Vitamin D