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CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients
CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Monday officially tightened guidelines for health workers treating Ebola patients, now requiring full body suits with no skin exposure a...
Circumcision Past Newborn Stage Poses Risk for Boys, Study Finds
Circumcision Past Newborn Stage Poses Risk for Boys, Study Finds MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Circumcision is typically done in the first days or weeks of life, but about 6 percent of U.S. boys have the procedure later, which increases th...
Controversial Chemical May Leach Into Skin From Cash Receipts
Controversial Chemical May Leach Into Skin From Cash Receipts WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Touching cash register receipts can dramatically increase your body's absorption of a potentially dangerous chemical, bisphenol A (BPA), researc...
Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?
Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk? FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to two air toxins -- chromium and styrene -- while in the womb and during the first two years of life may have increased odds of developing au...
Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation
Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants with a specific skin gene mutation who are exposed to peanut protein in household dust may be more likely to develop a peanut allergy, accor...
Cadavers Beat Computers as Med School Teaching Tool, Study Finds
Cadavers Beat Computers as Med School Teaching Tool, Study Finds FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cadavers are better than a computer simulation of the human body for teaching anatomy to college students, a new study says. The findings sugges...
Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?
Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful? TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low vitamin D levels could make childbirth more painful, according to a new study. Vitamin D deficiency is common during pregnancy, especially among high-risk wom...
Calm, Positive Family Meals May Help Keep Kids Slim
Calm, Positive Family Meals May Help Keep Kids Slim MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Positive, calm and friendly family meals might help a child avoid becoming overweight or obese, a new study suggests. Children seem to be less likely to add ...
CDC Monitoring 76 Hospital Workers in Dallas for Ebola Exposure
CDC Monitoring 76 Hospital Workers in Dallas for Ebola Exposure TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Public health officials are actively monitoring 76 Dallas hospital workers who may have been exposed to Ebola while treating Thomas Eric Duncan,...
Chewing Gum Before Surgery Safe: Report
Chewing Gum Before Surgery Safe: Report SUNDAY, Oct. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's safe to chew gum while fasting before surgery, researchers report. Patients are usually told not to eat or drink before surgery to prevent complications while they'...