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Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say
Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Riding a bus or an elevator full of sniffles, coughs and sneezes is one of the more unpleasant aspects of the flu season. Those same coughs and sne...
As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study
As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Occasional marijuana use does not appear to affect teens' intelligence or school performance, but heavy marijuana use is associated with slightly lower exam sc...
After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers
After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive breast cancer face a higher risk of depression that can linger and require antidepressants, a new study finds. Researchers in Copenhagen looked a...
All People Returning From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Be Tracked
All People Returning From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Be Tracked WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Public health officials plan to actively monitor all U.S. residents returning home from one of the three Ebola-affected nations in West Afric...
Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey
Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are less trusting of the medical profession than people in many other countries -- even though they often like their own doctor, a new repor...
As U.S. Economy Worsened, Vasectomy Rates Rose, Study Finds
As U.S. Economy Worsened, Vasectomy Rates Rose, Study Finds MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- During the recent "Great Recession," worries about the cost of raising children in an uncertain job market may have spurred an uptick in vasectomies,...
Athletic Trainers' Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes
Athletic Trainers' Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes should undergo heart screening before they play competitive sports, according to new guidelines released by the National Athletic ...
Are U.S. Hospitals Prepared for Ebola?
Are U.S. Hospitals Prepared for Ebola? WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With two confirmed cases of Ebola contracted by health care workers now being reported at a Dallas hospital, medical centers across the country are scrambling to ensur...
Allergy to Some Metal Implants Linked to Rare Skin Cancer, Study Says
Allergy to Some Metal Implants Linked to Rare Skin Cancer, Study Says TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A rare type of skin cancer has been linked to allergic reactions to metal implants, researchers said. Some patients who have metal devices...
Another Study Links Mediterranean Diet to Better Heart Health
Another Study Links Mediterranean Diet to Better Heart Health TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Following the Mediterranean diet may help reverse a condition known as metabolic syndrome, new research suggests. The study compared a low-fat die...