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US Ebola male patient 'critically ill'
A man has become the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed on US soil. Health officials say he was admitted to hospital four days after he fell ill, and they are urgently trying to trace everyone he was in contact with, for fear he may have infected them. The virus ...

Obamacare Sunshine Act sheds light on $3.5B paid to doctors
A worker uses a scaning device to double-check prescription medicines in an automated dispenser. A worker uses a scaning device to double-check prescription medicines in an automated dispenser. (STAN HONDA / AFP/Getty Images). By Peter Frost, Alex ...

India set to run out of critical free drug for HIV/AIDS program
Seema (R), 33, displays an anti-retroviral drug used to treat HIV/AIDS, inside his residence in New Delhi. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi. India could run out of a critical medicine in its free HIV/AIDS drugs program in three weeks due to bureaucratic bungling, ...

Officials: Michigan has 25 cases of severe respiratory virus, including child with ...
Officials: Michigan has 25 cases of severe respiratory virus, including child with ...

Ebola In Liberia: 'It'll Get Worse Before It Gets Better. And The Worse It Gets, The ...
Ebola In Liberia: 'It'll Get Worse Before It Gets Better. And The Worse It Gets, The ...

Fat can increase risk of cancer
2 Studies from the past have established possible link between fat and obesity to diabetes and cardiovascular disease but a new one added another risk for being obese- cancer. Advertisements. The American Society of Clinical Oncology and one of its ...

Novo Nordisk's next big idea: a once-weekly insulin shot
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's Novo Nordisk, the world's largest insulin maker, is betting on a new way to stay ahead in the $40 billion-plus diabetes market by trying to develop the world's first once-weekly insulin injection. It is an ambitious and risky ...

AmeriSpec Home Inspectors Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
MEMPHIS, TN, Oct 01, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- In honor of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, AmeriSpec, part of the ServiceMaster SERV, -0.70% family of brands and one of the leading home inspection companies in the U.S., is going ...

In Referendum With U.S. Implications, Swiss Voters Reject Single-Payer Health ...
In Referendum With U.S. Implications, Swiss Voters Reject Single-Payer Health ...

US health experts in Dallas reviewing potential Ebola exposure
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health experts in Dallas on Wednesday were examining how many people may have been exposed to Ebola, just one day after the first case of the deadly virus was diagnosed in the United States, the nation's top public health ...

Joan Lunden on breast cancer: We're losing our hair in order to live
Like many women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, Joan Lunden soon began losing her hair. It affected her more than she thought. “You just are never prepared for it,” Lunden told TODAY's Hoda Kotb. So when People magazine approached her ...

Sloggers® Releases New Breast Cancer Awareness HOPE Print in Their ...
Sloggers® Releases New Breast Cancer Awareness HOPE Print in Their ...

FTC to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers
If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked -- but at least you can get your money back. By JONATHAN J. COOPER. Associated Press ...

Loss of smell may be predictor of death in elderly, study says
Being unable to smell bacon frying may be far more dire than simply missing out on one of life's pleasures. In older adults, it could be a predictor of increased risk of death within five years. In a study of more than 3,000 people aged 57 to 85, 39 percent of ...

US relief group sending key supplies to Liberia to fight Ebola
CHARLOTTE N.C. (Reuters) - With the number of Ebola cases in West Africa expected to rise by the thousands, a Christian relief organization in North Carolina is gearing up for a new community and home-based care effort aimed at stopping the spread of the ...

Rates of antibiotic-resistant 'superbug' double over last decade
C. difficile, an intestinal ailment which can be fatal, has spread rapidly in hospitals, study finds. October 1, 2014 1:38PM ET. by Al Jazeera Staff. Researchers at the University of Texas have found that infections of a leading intestinal “superbug” nearly doubled ...

Paint the town pink
YREKA – Siskiyou County is rolling out the pink carpet to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout October, communities unite in an annual campaign to increase awareness. It is estimated that more than 220,000 women in the United States will ...

Infant's Early Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A newborn's risk of developing celiac disease isn't reduced by breast-feeding. Nor will delaying the introduction of a protein found in wheat called gluten to an infant's diet help prevent celiac disease. Those are ...

Free Birth Control Cuts Teen Pregnancy, Abortions
Giving teens free birth control encourages them to use long-acting methods and greatly cuts the chances they will become pregnant or have an abortion, a new study finds. The average annual pregnancy rate was 34 per 1,000 girls in the study — far below ...

CDC: 3 Children With Enterovirus D68 Have Died
Oct. 1, 2014 -- Three children have died after catching enterovirus D68, according to the CDC. It's unclear what role the virus played in their deaths, though. State and local health departments “are continuing to investigate,” says CDC spokeswoman Darlene ...

Ebola Patient Identified as Thomas Eric Duncan, Source Tells ABC News
The patient who became the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, prompting a swift response from state and national public health authorities, has been identified as Thomas Eric Duncan, a source with knowledge of the government ...

Texas soldiers going to Africa for Ebola battle
Soldiers from Fort Hood in El Paso are being deployed to West Africa to assist in the campaign against the Ebola outbreak. (Photo: WFAA). CONNECT 3 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. EL PASO — Troops from Fort Bliss will help combat the ...

Mom in Ohio sues after birth of mixed-race baby
A white Ohio woman is suing a sperm bank for mistakenly giving her and her white same-sex partner sperm from an African-American donor, her attorney said today. Jennifer Cramblett, 36, of rural Uniontown in northeastern Ohio, sued Midwest Sperm Bank ...

Free birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions
FILE - In this undated image provided by Merck, a model holds a Nexplanon birth control hormonal implant. In results published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, giving teens free birth control encourages them to use ...

Ebola Suspected in UN Worker's Death
UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations lost its first staff member from what a spokesman for the organization on Wednesday called a “probable” case of Ebola in Liberia. The victim, a Liberian woman, had worked for the peacekeeping mission in Liberia for ...

News in 2 Minutes
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday directed military medical officials to show within 45 days how they will improve care, patient safety and access to treatment at underachieving military health care facilities. Hagel released findings of a 90-day ...

Ebola In The ER: The Importance Of Taking A Travel History
When Thomas Eric Duncan went to visit the emergency department (ED) with fever and abdominal pain on September 26, the fact that he recently arrived from Liberia was a key element in his initial contact with the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital System ...

XX Files: Informing women about breast density
Several states have recently passed legislation requiring mammography providers to notify women about breast density. Nearly 40 percent of women have dense breast tissue, but it wasn't always clear how one's breast density might affect the interpretation of ...

Australia lifts Ebola donation to $16 million
Australia has more than doubled its donation to the fight against Ebola is West Africa to 18 million Australian dollars ($16 million), but is resisting demands to send personnel. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement Thursday that an additional AU$10 ...

Free, long-acting birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions
A program that offered long-acting no-cost contraception to U.S. girls and women age 15 to 19 reduced the teenage pregnancy rate by 79 percent over five years and cut the abortion rate by 77 percent, according to the results of a new study. "This has really ...

Women who are anxious, jealous and moody are 'twice as likely to suffer from ...
Women who are anxious, jealous and moody are 'twice as likely to suffer from ...

Smell test may predict death
New research from the University of Chicago suggests that older people with a poor sense of smell could be at risk of dying within a five year period. The researchers believe that the loss of the sense of smell may serve as an early warning sign of death, and ...

Emily Otrando who died from 'complications' of enterovirus 68 pictures
The 10-year-old girl who died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the U.S. has been named as Emily Otrando of Rhode Island. The state Health Department said Wednesday the girl from Cumberland died ...

Eighty People in Dallas Area Being Monitored for Ebola
More than 80 people in Dallas are being monitored for symptoms of Ebola after coming into contact with patient Thomas Eric Duncan or others who Duncan had met, health officials said. The people have been asked to report to Texas health officials or the ...

Lilly to End Development of Lupus Drug on Trial Failure
Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY:US) will end development of an experimental drug for lupus after the medicine failed to help patients in two late-stage clinical trials. The treatment, tabalumab, didn't produce a statistically significant improvement for patients taking either of ...

Poor Sense of Smell May be Indicator of Death
(Photo : Commons) Researchers have now found that in older adults, a decreased ability to smell odors predicts death within five years. 39% of subjects who failed a simple smelling test died during that period, compared to 19% of those with moderate smell ...

Man Thought to Have Died from Ebola Awakens After Burial Team Wraps Him Up
(MONROVIA, Liberia) — Amid the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, it's easier to get help if you are dead than if you are alive. My producer and I were driving back from an assignment in Monrovia, where we filmed Thursday morning's Good Morning ...

Baby's Early Diet Not Linked to Celiac Risk
Children have the same risk of developing celiac disease regardless of when they start eating foods containing gluten, 2 new studies suggest. People with celiac disease have pain, diarrhea, gas and other symptoms if they eat grains and other foods ...

FDA seeks cybersecurity assessments from medical-device makers
The Food and Drug Administration has issued final guidance asking medical-device manufacturers to address cybersecurity threats before and after their products are approved for sale. Cybersecurity is critical as medical devices increasingly connect with ...

Cholesterol Drugs Haunted By Ghosts Of Past, Present, And Future
Cholesterol drugs, both new and old, are in the news again. There's a lot going on now but the picture won't really become clear until next month, when the results of a decade-old trial will finally be revealed. Briefly, here's what's happening: Two new trials ...

What It Takes to Get Into an Ebola Ward
Ebola is a deadly virus with no known cure, so when health workers treat patients in West Africa, they suit up in layers upon layers of protective gear to minimize their risk. The medical gear is vital for health workers because they run the greatest risk for ...

Ebola crisis: 'Britain has not abandoned Sierra Leone' – but cuts bilateral aid by ...
Ebola crisis: 'Britain has not abandoned Sierra Leone' – but cuts bilateral aid by ...

CDC: Heroin Deaths Doubled in Much of the Country
Deaths from heroin overdose doubled in just two years in much of the nation, a new government study says. The annual number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has been growing for more than 20 years. Officials have been most worried about a class of ...

Lack of Ebola Screening at US Airports Draws Scrutiny
Airline passengers arriving in the U.S. from the West African nations gripped by an outbreak of Ebola are being handed a fact sheet about the deadly disease. What they don't get are detailed questions from federal agents to determine if they had contact with ...

Mini-Strokes May Lead to PTSD, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A mini-stroke may not cause lasting physical damage, but it could increase your risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small, new study suggests. Almost one-third of patients who suffered a ...

Loss Of Smell To Predict Risk Of Death Within Five Years
A new study has found that the loss of smell can be a predictor of increased risk of death within five years for older adults, according to Fox News. Like Us on Facebook. Researchers in the U.S conducted a study on 3005 men and women aged 57 to 85 on ...

Benefits Of Free Birth Control Include Lowered Pregnancy And Abortion Rates
A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that giving teenage girls free birth control eventually encourages them to use long-acting methods and cuts the chances of them getting pregnant or having an abortion, according to ...

2nd Baby 'Cured' of HIV Suffers Relapse
THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An Italian toddler thought cured of HIV with early aggressive treatment following birth has suffered a relapse, his doctors report. The 3-year-old child's viral levels of HIV rebounded two weeks after doctors took ...

Global HIV pandemic may originate in Kinshasa: study
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- The present HIV pandemic is almost certain to have begun its global spread from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), an international team of researchers said Thursday. The team, led by ...

Man Thought to Have Died From Ebola Awakens After Burial Team Wraps Him Up
MONROVIA, Liberia -- Amid the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, it's easier to get help if you are dead than if you are alive. My producer and I were driving back from an assignment in Monrovia, where we filmed this morning's "Good Morning America" ...

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