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Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds
Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and obesity tend to go hand in hand, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. The combination was so common that 43 percent of depressed adults ...
Obama Appoints 'Ebola Czar'
Obama Appoints 'Ebola Czar' FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- President Barack Obama on Friday appointed Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted White House adviser, as Ebola "czar." His role: to oversee th...
Older Antibiotic Still Works Against Staph Infections, Study Finds
Older Antibiotic Still Works Against Staph Infections, Study Finds FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An older antibiotic called vancomycin is still effective in treating dangerous Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections, a new study finds...
Obama Urges Calm in Ebola Scare, Opposes Travel Ban
Obama Urges Calm in Ebola Scare, Opposes Travel Ban SATURDAY, Oct. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- President Barack Obama on Saturday asked Americans not to give way to panic over Ebola, and he repeated his opposition to a travel ban for flights from aff...
Obesity May Speed Aging of the Liver, Study Suggests
Obesity May Speed Aging of the Liver, Study Suggests MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Extra pounds cause the liver to age faster, potentially explaining why obesity is linked to diseases like liver cancer and insulin resistance, new research ...
Obese Kids May Show Early Signs of Heart Trouble
Obese Kids May Show Early Signs of Heart Trouble WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese young people may already be showing the warning signs of heart disease, German researchers report. The scientists found negative changes in the shape an...
Ovarian Cancer DNA Detected in Vaginal Fluid, Researchers Report
Ovarian Cancer DNA Detected in Vaginal Fluid, Researchers Report TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have found it's possible to detect ovarian cancer gene mutations in vaginal fluid samples -- a finding they hope is a step toward an...
Obama Considers Tighter Ebola Screening for Travelers From West Africa
Obama Considers Tighter Ebola Screening for Travelers From West Africa MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- President Barack Obama said Monday that his administration is preparing additional screening measures to prevent the Ebola epidemic ravagin...
Officials Report First Confirmed Child Death Due to Enterovirus D68
Officials Report First Confirmed Child Death Due to Enterovirus D68 MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. outbreak of Enterovirus D68 has claimed its first confirmed victim, a 4-year-old boy in New Jersey. According to CBS News , preschool...
Oncologists' Group Calls for Measures to Curb Obesity-Related Cancers
Oncologists' Group Calls for Measures to Curb Obesity-Related Cancers WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Immediate steps need to be taken to slow the rise of obesity-related cancers in the United States, a group of cancer specialists says. Th...