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Health News for 08/15/14

August 15, 2014

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Health Tip: If Your Child is Having Nightmares

If your child has frequent nightmares or night terrors, keeping a sleep diary can help pinpoint the underlying issue.
Health Tip: Losing Weight May Help Against Osteoarthritis

Losing any extra weight can help prevent or alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis, experts say.
Back-to-School Prep Includes Lice Review

With the new school year here, parents need to think about how to deal with head lice, an expert says.
Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk

Three common respiratory diseases seem to be associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, researchers report.
More Employers Moving to High-Deductible Health Plans

Many Americans with job-based health insurance will face costlier deductibles next year as more large employers embrace or expand so-called consumer-directed health plans, a new survey finds.
Exercise Helps Protect Black Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says

Brisk walking and other forms of exercise reduce a black woman's risk of breast cancer, U.S. researchers report.
Full Recovery Possible for 2 U.S. Ebola Patients

The two American aid workers being treated for Ebola virus face a long, hard road to full recovery, but shouldn't endure long-term illness or disability because of their brush with the deadly pathogen, says one of the United States' most experienced Ebola experts.
Vaccine Shows Promise Against Mosquito-Borne Virus

An experimental vaccine to protect people from the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus has shown promise in its first human trial.
Severe Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds for Stubborn High Blood Pressure

Severe sleep apnea may raise the risk of high blood pressure that's resistant to drug treatment, a new study finds.
Beware Fake Ebola Treatments on the Internet, FDA Says

As the death toll in the West Africa Ebola outbreak passes 1,000, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning against products sold online that claim to treat the deadly disease or prevent infection.
Health Highlights: Aug. 15, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Robin Williams Had Early Stage Parkinson's Disease, Wife Reveals

Robin Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease before he committed suicide this week, and he was sober at the time of his death, his wife announced Thursday afternoon.
Scope of Ebola Outbreak May Be Greater Than Statistics Show: WHO

The magnitude of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may be far greater than the current statistics indicate, officials from the World Health Organization said Friday.
Avastin Approved for Late-Stage Cervical Cancer

The anti-cancer drug Avastin (bevacizumab) has been newly approved to treat aggressive and late-stage cervical cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a news release.

 

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