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Worker Layoffs Tied to Rise in Teen Suicides, Study Finds
Worker Layoffs Tied to Rise in Teen Suicides, Study Finds THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When large numbers of workers lose their jobs, suicide attempts increase among certain groups of teens, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed the r...
Women's Vitamin D Levels May Play Role in IVF Success
Women's Vitamin D Levels May Play Role in IVF Success THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D deficiency may lower a woman's chances of getting pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF), a small study suggests. Researchers in Italy c...
When Your Child Asks for Contact Lenses
When Your Child Asks for Contact Lenses FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When children ask if they can have contact lenses, parents need to carefully consider the pros and cons, an expert says. "They can be better for sports activities, becau...
WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak
WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- African nations hit hard by the Ebola outbreak should start screening all passengers leaving international airports, seaports and major ground crossin...
When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden: Study
When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden: Study TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's no secret that daughters seem to bear the brunt of caregiving duties for elderly parents, but a new study suggests that conscientious daughters o...
White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report
White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- White, straight women are much more likely to seek treatment for infertility than minority, bisexual or lesbian women, a new study finds. Research...
Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home
Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Leaving the car at home and getting to work by walking, cycling or public transit is good for your health, a new study indicates. Researchers looked at thousands of ...
What's the Best Way to Brush Your Teeth?
What's the Best Way to Brush Your Teeth? TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you're unsure about the best way to brush your teeth, you're unlikely to get much help from experts. Dental associations and toothpaste and toothbrush companies don...
WHO Experts Give Nod to Using Untested Ebola Drugs
WHO Experts Give Nod to Using Untested Ebola Drugs TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A panel of ethicists specially appointed by the World Health Organization says it is ethical to give untested treatments to people battling Ebola in the curr...
Women, Blacks Hit Harder by Heart Disease Risk Factors
Women, Blacks Hit Harder by Heart Disease Risk Factors MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic diseases that can increase a person's risk of heart attack or stroke appear to hit women and blacks the hardest, a new population-based study foun...