September 16, 2014
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Health News
VILevi/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(OMAHA, Neb.) -- Dr. Rick Sacra, the American patient being treated for Ebola at the Nebraska Medical Center, continues to improve, the hospital says.In a Monday press release, the hospital says that staff members are seeking
Alex459/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  released new figures on Tuesday showing that the number of deaths caused by opioid prescription painkillers, such as Vicodin and OxyContin, are sig
Bumbasor/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama will visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta on Tuesday, where he is expected to share a new plan to help fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.The Wall
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The respiratory virus that’s been sweeping the nation and sending asthmatic children to the hospital may have only been officially reported in 97 children, but experts say that’s just the tip of the iceberg.Dr. C
Courtesy Brigid Bink(NEW YORK) -- Two Pennsylvania sisters who found out they were pregnant just days apart and shared the same due date say they think their sons will be “best buds” after being born just 22 hours apart.The two boys, Jack Bink
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Frazzled. Exhausted. Guilt-ridden. These are just a few phrases many working parents use to describe themselves.When every day seems like a struggle, when it feels like you can barely breathe, when you're literally running f
Courtesy Jackson Family(SHERMANS DALE, Pa.) -- Deven Jackson is a 10-year-old boy with an incredible love for football, but a near-death experience nearly put his passion on hold forever.Two years ago, the boy from Shermans Dale, Pennsylvania, got sick. W
iStock/Thinkstock(TUSCON, Ariz.) -- Germ-a-phobes of the world unite. Your anxiety appears to be well-founded. At least that’s what a new study suggests. The study measured just how quickly viruses were spread in a work setting despite people&r
iStock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) -- Despite warnings from public health experts that overprescribing antibiotics could lead to difficult-to-treat “superbugs,” doctors are prescribing antibiotics to children about twice as often as they are actually
iStock/Thinkstock(BUFFALO, N.Y.) -- The controversy surrounding former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice has focused more attention on domestic violence, otherwise known as intimate partner violence.Even before the Rice incident became a huge national story,
iStock/Thinkstock(CORVALLIS, Ore.) -- Everyone’s got to shuck their mortal coil at some point but perhaps there are ways of delaying the inevitable.One option, at least for men, is to try and eliminate stress from their lives. An Oregon State Univer
iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- Scientists at Harvard University's Wyss Institute created a spleen-like device on a tiny chip to filter fungi and toxins from patients' blood. The "biospleen" is meant to treat sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which ger
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Enterovirus D68, the respiratory illness suspected of hospitalizing hundreds of children across the nation, has now spread to the Northeast and is likely to hit the whole country, according to experts.Connecticut and New Yor
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The pending child abuse case against Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson has brought spanking, a common form of child discipline used by parents, back into public scrutiny."By the the time they reach adolescence, 85 percent of
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Committee leaders in Washington are seeking answers from the Obama administration regarding the global outbreak of the Ebola virus, calling for more information on preparedness and response efforts at home and abroad. "Whi
Creatas Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The New York State Health Department announced on Friday that it has identified multiple patients who have fallen ill with the Enterovirus 68.Based on information from various state agencies and the U.S. Centers for
Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study said that peer pressure is not necessarily the primary reason why teens have sex, but rather, the belief that their fellow teenagers are doing so.The review, published in the journal Personality and So
iStock/Thinkstock(BETHESDA, Md.) -- The first two doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine have been injected into human subjects in the National Institutes of Health’s fast-tracked clinical trial.A 39-year-old woman was the first person to receive th
Jemal Countess/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- When the judge presiding over Oscar Pistorius' case begins sentencing hearings next month, experts said that the paralympian's disability could be a factor in whether he gets the maximum 15 years in p
iStock/Thinkstock(GENEVA) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) is asking for assistance from additional health workers as the Ebola death toll rises to 2,400 people out of 4,784 cases. During a news conference in Geneva Friday, WHO director general Marg
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