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All U.S. Residents Returning From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Be Tracked, CDC Says

Travelers will have to take own temperatures, report to local health departments for 21-day incubation period


Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey

But many were happy with their own doctors, researchers report


Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men

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


Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says

Success rates for in vitro fertilization were half those of white women


Controversial Chemical May Leach Into Skin From Cash Receipts

Skin care products may also boost absorption of BPA, study finds


Depression After Heart Attack May Be More Common for Women

Researcher believes issue has been 'largely unnoticed'


Discussing Ebola: Children Feel Safe, Calm When Adults Do, Too

Be prepared with appropriate answers for the inevitable questions, experts say


Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself

Mental health experts offer antidotes to what they see as unnecessary worry on some Americans' part


Ebola Nurse Amber Vinson Now 'Free' of Virus, Family Says

She was one of two nurses who became infected after treating Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas


Ebola Vaccines May Be Deployed in West Africa by January, Officials Say

American, Canadian vaccines both in safety trials that should be complete by December


Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper

Fertilization occurs in the vagina, instead of petri dish, researchers say


Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects

Expectant parents can be reassured by findings, researchers say


Gene May Help Shield Hispanic Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says

Genetic variation also linked to less dense tissue


Health Highlights: Oct. 21, 2014
  • Paralyzed Man Walks After New Type of Spinal Surgery

  • Millions of U.S. Car Owners Urged to Get Air Bag Defect Repaired

  • Ban Most Edible Marijuana Products: Colorado Health Officials


Health Highlights: Oct. 22, 2014
  • World TB Cases Rose to 9 million in 2013: WHO

  • Assured Brand Naproxen Tablets Recalled

  • Dr. Oz-Endorsed Diet Pill Study Retracted

  • Utility Workers Face Charges for Not Testing Water for Brain-Eating Amoeba


Health Tip: Anxiety Can Affect Your Health

Symptoms to watch for


Health Tip: Breast-feeding With Diabetes

Potential benefits for both mom and baby


Health Tip: Dish Up Healthier Halloween Goodies

Non-candy alternatives


Health Tip: Snacking After School

Take steps to avoid getting sick


Hospital Study Offers Solutions to 'Alarm Fatigue'

2.5 million beeps, bleeps sounded in one month at one U.S. medical center


Living With a Smoker Like Living in a Polluted City: Study

Air-particle levels in smoking households almost 10 times higher than nonsmoking homes


Many Americans in Debt, Bankruptcy Paying for Cancer Care

Others cut back on food, medicines trying to cover costs, studies found


Mutations Linked to Blood Cancers Rise With Age, Study Shows

Still, these diseases occur in less than 0.1 percent of elderly Americans, researchers say


Recalled Supplements Linger on U.S. Store Shelves, Study Finds

Researchers say many products with banned substances for sale six months later


Research Shows No Link Between Vaccinations, Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

Large study finds no association, although certain shots might speed onset of existing illness


Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime

Study says sleeping with false teeth may raise risk of pneumonia


Sleep Apnea Gear Doesn't Squelch Sex Life, Study Says

Patients who get treatment are as satisfied with lovemaking as those who don't


Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats

Americans need fewer trans and saturated fats, and more omega-3 fatty acids


Taking a 'Selfie' May Help With Dermatology Care, Study Shows

Emailing pics of eczema lesions to physicians worked nearly as well as in-person visits, researchers say


Tall, Heavy 1-Year-Olds May Be at Risk for Obesity Later, Study Finds

But experts say genes aren't destiny


Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage

Electronic stethoscope amplifies sounds of breathing changes, thickening of heart muscle


Tire Company Sets Standard for Ebola Care in Liberia: CDC

Firestone efforts to protect employees may have limited spread of disease on rubber tree plantation


Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant

Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says


U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care

Survey conducted prior to implementation of Affordable Care Act, however


Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns

Never eat them dry, especially if you have swallowing problems, expert says


Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risk of Severe Headaches, Scientists Report

But experts find the study too small, problem too rare to be of concern


Where Ebola Battles Are Won

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


Y Chromosome Loss May Predict Earlier Death for Men

Risk of cancer appears to rise with depletion, study finds


 

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