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Universal Helmet Laws May Help Save Young Motorcyclists
Universal Helmet Laws May Help Save Young Motorcyclists WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that state laws requiring "universal" motorcycle helmet use -- instead of helmet laws just for certain ages -- may lower the rate...
U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care
U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. health care system ranks dead last compared to other industrialized nations when it comes to affordability and patient access, accordi...
Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns
Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite potential health benefits, chia seeds may pose a risk if they are not consumed properly, according to new research. The tiny, oval seeds -- a rich source ...
U.S. Preparing Tighter Infection Controls for Ebola Patients: Report
U.S. Preparing Tighter Infection Controls for Ebola Patients: Report SUNDAY, Oct. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials are planning to tighten recommendations for health care workers treating Ebola patients. The new guidelines, which hav...
U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year
U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- American children's use of stimulant medications is 30 percent higher during the school year than in the summer, a new study indicates. The findings suggest that...
Upbeat Walking Style Might Lift Your Mood
Upbeat Walking Style Might Lift Your Mood FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The way you walk can affect your mood, according to a new study. Previous research has shown that depressed people move differently from happy people, according to stu...
U.S. Health Officials Resist Ban on Travel From West Africa
U.S. Health Officials Resist Ban on Travel From West Africa THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In the face of blistering criticism from a Congressional oversight committee, top U.S. health officials defended on Thursday their opposition to a ...
Urinary Prosthetic Device for Women Approved
Urinary Prosthetic Device for Women Approved TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A device to help women with a condition called impaired detrusor contractility (IDC), in which they can't contract bladder muscles needed to excrete urine, has bee...
U.S. Troops Arrive in Ebola-Ravaged Liberia
U.S. Troops Arrive in Ebola-Ravaged Liberia FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. troops have arrived in the beleaguered nation of Liberia, the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Their first mission: to set up an isolation center...
U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC
U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Average life expectancy in the United States reached an all-time high of 78.8 years in 2012, federal officials reported Wednesday. The increased ...