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Health News for 10/25/14

October 25, 2014

New York, New Jersey to Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contacts

On Friday, the governors of New York and New Jersey announced strict new quarantine measures for anyone returning via Kennedy and Newark Liberty airports who may have had contacts with Ebola patients in Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leona.
Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating

Arriving home safe and sound is one of the best Halloween treats of all.
Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression

October's shorter, darker days can trigger a type of depression, known as seasonal affective disorder, according to an expert.
Knowing Genetic Risk for Cancer May Not Change Behavior

As more genetic tests are developed that spot increased risks for certain cancers, one might think that high-risk people would be more proactive about getting screened.
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.
Few U.S. Hospitals Ready to Handle Ebola, Survey Finds

Only about 6 percent of American hospitals have infection control procedures in place to effectively and safely handle Ebola patients, a new survey reveals.
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.
Researchers Say Antibiotics in Fish a Health Concern

Researchers who discovered antibiotics in farmed and wild fish say their findings are cause for concern.
Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study

Interrupting blood supply to an arm or a leg before heart surgery may help reduce the risks associated with the surgery, according to a new study.
Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study

Not getting the right amount of sleep might raise your risk of ulcerative colitis, a new study suggests.

 

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