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Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk

Current osteoporosis screening guidelines and tools fail to identify many younger postmenopausal women at risk for osteoporosis-related fractures, a new study says.
Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk

The virus that causes common cold sores -- herpes simplex -- might increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, two studies by Swedish researchers suggest.
Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict Progression in the Other

The severity of age-related macular degeneration in one eye is associated with the risk of developing the disease and its progression in the other eye, a new study finds.
Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime

Seniors who wear their dentures when they sleep are at increased risk for pneumonia, according to new research.
Mutations Linked to Blood Cancers Rise With Age, Study Shows

Blood cell mutations linked to the blood cancers leukemia and lymphoma increase as people get older, according to a new study.
Y Chromosome Loss May Predict Earlier Death for Men

Elderly men who've lost the Y chromosome from their blood cells may be at increased risk for earlier death and death from cancer, a new study suggests.
Parkinson's Drugs May Spur Compulsive Behaviors

Drugs commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease may raise the risk of so-called impulse control disorders, according to a new review.
1st Dallas Nurse With Ebola Headed to NIH Facility in Maryland

The first Dallas nurse to contract Ebola after treating a patient infected with the often lethal disease is to be moved to a specialized National Institutes of Health medical center in Maryland, officials reported Thursday.
Ebola Nurse From Dallas Transferred to Atlanta Medical Center

The second nurse at a Dallas hospital to be diagnosed with Ebola was transferred Wednesday night to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, the medical center that has successfully treated two other patients with the often fatal disease.
Texas Health Care Worker With Ebola Took Commercial Flight on Monday: CDC

The second nurse at a Dallas hospital to be diagnosed with Ebola flew on a domestic, commercial airline flight on Monday evening -- less than 24 hours before she reported symptoms to hospital staff, federal health officials said Wednesday.

 

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