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Monday, October 20

Monday, October 20

Testing would-be passengers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could spot 3 cases of disease a month
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Ebola, Infection Control, Traveler's Health

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

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

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

Halloween SafetyVideo (HealthDay)
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

Thursday, October 16

Young children may be attracted to the brightly colored chemicals, study suggests
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Safety, Eye Injuries, Household Products

Misperception that it is safe makes it especially dangerous, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Emergency Medical Services, Marijuana

Drugs help slow decline of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Pulmonary Fibrosis

Body's helpful bacteria may have internal clocks, too, researchers suggest
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Bacterial Infections, Obesity, Sleep Disorders

Proper diet, exercise, weight control among factors that may help, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Breast Cancer, Healthy Living

Sunflower oil linked to better cholesterol readings, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cholesterol, Dietary Fats

Study suggests some overweight people might get better results from more aggressive dieting
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Obesity, Weight Control

But low mood can be a barrier to physical activity, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Depression, Exercise and Physical Fitness

Still, small percentage of parents refuse vaccinations for their kids, experts note
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Childhood Immunization

Nature of connection isn't clear, but both conditions can be treated, experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Depression, Health Disparities, Obesity

New study suggests one in five 'sexts,' despite potential consequences
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Internet Safety, Teen Sexual Health

Teens drank fewer sugary drinks when energy content info was converted to exercise, study found
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Carbohydrates, Child Nutrition, Weight Control

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cholesterol, Dietary Fats, Weight Control

Wednesday, October 15

In small study, half of 18 people with a vision-robbing condition got some of their sight back
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Macular Degeneration, Stem Cells

Closeness, open discussions with parents may help prevent risky sexual behavior, findings suggest

Intensive supportive care and blood transfusions are best bets, infectious-disease experts say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Ebola, Medicines

Follow the product's instructions carefully
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Child Safety, Motor Vehicle Safety

Study looked at more than 50 civilians who saved strangers, found they rescued without deliberation

But, some advanced acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients relapsed, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Childhood Leukemia

Of 360 U.S. doctors called in study, only one-quarter agreed to see 'patient'
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Occupations, Mental Health

ER charges haven't declined in 3 states with legislative reforms, study says
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Emergency Medical Services

'Extra Help' program leads to more women on hormone therapy, study reports

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diets, Metabolic Syndrome

They may choose aggressive therapy in attempt to have more time with children, study finds
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cancer, Parenting

Researchers suspect inflammation is the common denominator
Related MedlinePlus Topics: High Blood Pressure, Psoriasis

Nurse reported a fever Tuesday and was isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola

Relationship-related stress contributes to higher rates, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Stress, Teen Mental Health

Tuesday, October 14

Researchers say testing patients for adverse reaction may be needed
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Allergy

Healthy eating may not always prevent metabolic syndrome, but may reverse it
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Diets, Metabolic Syndrome

Uninsured and privately insured children show biggest increases in California study

Lack of access to quality care a major factor in these deaths, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: After Surgery, Cancer, Health Disparities

Far fewer patients report serious pain two weeks after surgery
Related MedlinePlus Topics: After Surgery, Pain Relievers

Obese blacks were no more or less likely to die early than were obese whites, research shows
Related MedlinePlus Topics: African American Health, Obesity

Playing ball year-round is ill-advised, experts say

Less than 1 percent of patients experienced dreaded headache
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Anesthesia, Childbirth

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Nutrition

Monday, October 13

Rate of serious problems was highest in patients over 50
Related MedlinePlus Topics: After Surgery, Anesthesia

Researchers caution that not everyone improved, and findings are preliminary
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Having both parents present, eating in kitchen also linked to healthier weights, researchers report
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Obesity in Children, Parenting, Weight Control

Designed to clear clogged arteries in thigh and knee

CDC will be 'doubling down' on education and training for all U.S. hospitals
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Ebola, Infection Control

Heavier people might be more prone to liver cancer, insulin problems, researchers say
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Genes and Gene Therapy, Liver Diseases, Obesity

Specially designed cell culture supports notion that toxic 'plaques and tangles' in brain may drive disease
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers uncover higher risk for SIDS, suffocation

Many Americans suffer from multiple conditions related to cigarettes
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Health Statistics, Smoking

Finding suggests doctors need to treat patients based on gender risks, researcher says
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Heart Diseases, Stress

May be as big a factor as smoking, obesity and poor eating habits, research suggests
Related MedlinePlus Topics: Cardiac Arrest, Environmental Health, Women's Health


CDC cites possible lapse in infection-control procedures; woman cared for Ebola patient who died last week
Related MedlinePlus Topic: Ebola