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Ebola Virus Gets More Lethal as It Spreads, Study Says
Ebola Virus Gets More Lethal as It Spreads, Study Says WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New animal research suggests why Ebola becomes more deadly as it spreads. Investigators tracked the Zaire Ebola strain, the virus circulating in the We...
Efforts to Curtail Tobacco Use Stalled in 2014, Report Says
Efforts to Curtail Tobacco Use Stalled in 2014, Report Says WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Little to no progress is being made in curtailing tobacco use in the United States, a new report from the American Lung Association contends. The ...
Exercise May Tone Up Women's Bodies and Minds
Exercise May Tone Up Women's Bodies and Minds FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young women who regularly exercise may have more oxygen circulating in their brains -- and possibly sharper minds, a small study suggests. The findings, from a stu...
Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems
Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with eczema -- a chronic, itchy skin disease that often starts in childhood -- may also have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new stud...
ER Patients With Chest Pain May Not Always Need Heart Tests: Study
ER Patients With Chest Pain May Not Always Need Heart Tests: Study MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For patients seen in emergency rooms solely for chest pain, noninvasive screening tests may not always predict future heart trouble, a new stu...
Ebola Threat Diminishing in West Africa, Officials Say
Ebola Threat Diminishing in West Africa, Officials Say TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- West Africa's Ebola epidemic has slowed significantly, but health officials are hesitant to say the lethal virus is no longer a threat. Ebola infections ...
Early Study Says Stem Cells May Reverse Multiple Sclerosis Disability
Early Study Says Stem Cells May Reverse Multiple Sclerosis Disability TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A therapy that uses patients' own primitive blood cells may be able to reverse some of the effects of multiple sclerosis, a preliminary st...
Experts See Place for Weight-Loss Drugs in Obesity Treatment
Experts See Place for Weight-Loss Drugs in Obesity Treatment TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet and exercise should be the main tools obese people use to lose weight, but prescription weight-loss drugs may have a place, too, acc...
Environment Trumps Genes at Shaping Immune System: Study
Environment Trumps Genes at Shaping Immune System: Study THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Environment plays a larger role than genes in shaping people's immune systems, a new study suggests. Researchers compared 78 pairs of identical twins ...
Eating Right Helps Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Women
Eating Right Helps Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Women THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating habits reduce women's risk of type 2 diabetes, new research finds. "This study suggests that a healthy overall diet can play a vital role in...