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Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:15:30 EST
But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease

Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:15:21 EST
Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study

Heart Transplant ‘Breakthrough’ Shows Promise
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:21:46 EST
Australian doctors say they've made a breakthrough in the area of heart transplants that could save the lives of many more patients.

NYC Doctor Diagnosed With Ebola
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:12:02 EST
New York City doctor Craig Spencer was diagnosed with Ebola after his return from Guinea working with Doctors Without Borders.

Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:50:39 EST
Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds

Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:40:29 EST
Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by Dec. 15

Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict Progression in the Other
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:40:27 EST
Study focuses on macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans

Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:15:15 EST
No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs

'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:15:18 EST
Reliving the death of a loved one can help survivors, researchers say

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:15:16 EST
But cesarean rates vary widely across the country

Assured Brand Naproxen Sodium Tablets Recalled
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:30:07 EST
Assured Brand Naproxen Sodium Tablets Recalled

Klain a Good Pick for Ebola Czar, Experts Say
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:54:33 EST
President Barack Obama has taken heat for picking former White House aide Ronald Klain -- someone without any medical or public health credentials -- to coordinate the federal government's response to Ebola.

U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:15:29 EST
Survey conducted prior to implementation of Affordable Care Act, however

Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risk of Severe Headaches, Scientists Report
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:15:28 EST
But experts find the study too small, problem too rare to be of concern

Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:15:23 EST
Americans need fewer trans and saturated fats, and more omega-3 fatty acids

Taking a 'Selfie' May Help With Dermatology Care, Study Shows
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:15:21 EST
Emailing pics of eczema lesions to physicians worked nearly as well as in-person visits, researchers say

Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:15:20 EST
But many were happy with their own doctors, researchers report

Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:15:18 EST
Expectant parents can be reassured by findings, researchers say

Could Survivors’ Blood Stop Ebola?
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:53:41 EST
Kent Brantly, the first person to be treated for and recover from Ebola in the U.S., donated his blood -- and the potentially lifesaving proteins it contains -- to treat other Ebola patients.

The Body Fat That Might Help You Shed Pounds
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:25:04 EST
Getting rid of extra pounds has long been a goal for people who want to improve their health and appearance. But a different type of fat -- called brown fat -- may help us lose weight.

All People Returning From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Be Tracked
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:15:20 EST
Travelers will have to take own temperatures, report to local health departments for 21-day incubation period

Controversial Chemical May Leach Into Skin From Cash Receipts
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:15:14 EST
Skin care products may also boost absorption of BPA, study finds

Hospital Study Offers Solutions to 'Alarm Fatigue'
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:15:13 EST
2.5 million beeps, bleeps sounded in one month at one U.S. medical center

Many Americans in Debt, Bankruptcy Paying for Cancer Care
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:15:11 EST
Others cut back on food, medicines trying to cover costs, studies found

Recalled Supplements Linger on U.S. Store Shelves, Study Finds
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:20:34 EST
Researchers say many products with banned substances for sale six months later