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Controversial Chemical May Leach Into Skin From Cash Receipts
Controversial Chemical May Leach Into Skin From Cash Receipts WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Touching cash register receipts can dramatically increase your body's absorption of a potentially dangerous chemical, bisphenol A (BPA), researc...
Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?
Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk? FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to two air toxins -- chromium and styrene -- while in the womb and during the first two years of life may have increased odds of developing au...
Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation
Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants with a specific skin gene mutation who are exposed to peanut protein in household dust may be more likely to develop a peanut allergy, accor...
Cadavers Beat Computers as Med School Teaching Tool, Study Finds
Cadavers Beat Computers as Med School Teaching Tool, Study Finds FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cadavers are better than a computer simulation of the human body for teaching anatomy to college students, a new study says. The findings sugges...
CDC Clarifies Treatment Policies for Ebola Workers
CDC Clarifies Treatment Policies for Ebola Workers MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Federal health officials issued new guidelines Monday for monitoring people at risk for Ebola exposure, whether they are returning home from the West African ...
Colleges Could Do More for Students With Chronic Ills, Study Finds
Colleges Could Do More for Students With Chronic Ills, Study Finds MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many college health centers may lack the resources to fully care for students with chronic health conditions, a new study suggests. The resear...
Can Lots of Sex Protect the Prostate?
Can Lots of Sex Protect the Prostate? WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Don Juans of the world, take note: Men who sleep with lots of women may be less likely to develop prostate cancer than men who don't play the field, a new Canadian stud...
Circumcision Past Newborn Stage Poses Risk for Boys, Study Finds
Circumcision Past Newborn Stage Poses Risk for Boys, Study Finds MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Circumcision is typically done in the first days or weeks of life, but about 6 percent of U.S. boys have the procedure later, which increases th...
CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients
CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Monday officially tightened guidelines for health workers treating Ebola patients, now requiring full body suits with no skin exposure a...
Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?
Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful? TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low vitamin D levels could make childbirth more painful, according to a new study. Vitamin D deficiency is common during pregnancy, especially among high-risk wom...