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Health News for 08/08/14

August 08, 2014

Health Tip: Safely Remove a Tick

Promptly and safely removing a tick from your skin can help reduce the risk of illness and complications.
Health Tip: Being Healthy Parents

While having a baby provides many wonderful experiences, it also adds stress to a relationship.
Insurance Status May Affect Cancer Outcome: Study

A new U.S. study finds that cancer patients who don't have insurance -- or who get it through the federal health insurance program for the poor (Medicaid) -- are at much higher risk of poor medical outcomes than other people.
Distracted Teen Drivers Often on Cellphone With Parent: Study

Up to half of teens talking on cellphones while driving are speaking with their mother or father, according to new research.
Coffee May Keep Your Ears From Ringing

Being a coffee lover may be good for your ears, a new study suggests.
Older Adults Sharpest in the Morning, Study Finds

Older adults' minds may be sharpest in the morning, a new small study finds.
Sleep Woes for Astronauts May Pose Risks in Space: Study

Lack of sleep is common among astronauts before and during spaceflight, and their widespread use of sleeping pills could pose a safety threat, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: Aug. 8, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak a 'Public Health Emergency'

The World Health Organization on Friday declared the outbreak of deadly Ebola virus in West Africa a "public health emergency."



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