September 23, 2014
Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million in Months, CDC Predicts
Infections from the Ebola epidemic in Liberia and Sierra Leone could soar to 1.4 million cases by mid-January unless the global community mounts a rapid response to the West African crisis, according to new estimates released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Blood Test for Yeast Infections Approved
The first blood test to detect five strains of yeast that cause rare blood infections in people with weakened immune systems has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help After Certain Strokes
People using cholesterol-lowering drugs while in the hospital for a hemorrhagic stroke -- which causes bleeding in the brain -- were more than four times more likely to survive than people who weren't taking the drugs, according to a new study.
Health Tip: Get Fit With a Buddy
If you're toning up or striving to lose a
few extra pounds, working out with a partner or friend can make the
job easier and more fun.
Screen Women for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say
All sexually active women should be screened for two of the most common sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Noninvasive Devices May Help Migraines, FDA Says
Two new prescription devices approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may provide some relief for people with migraine headaches who don't tolerate migraine medications well, according to a new study.