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October 22, 2014

Where Ebola Battles Are Won

Four hospitals that are home to advanced biocontainment facilities have become America's ground zero in the treatment of Ebola patients.
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.
Health Highlights: Oct. 22, 2014

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Health Tip: Anxiety Can Affect Your Health

A person with generalized anxiety disorder describes someone who worries excessively, often making it difficult to get through the day.
Health Tip: Breast-feeding With Diabetes

Diabetic moms, after talking with their doctors, should still try to breast-feed their babies, some experts say.
Cameraman Treated for Ebola Now 'Free' of the Virus

TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) - The freelance cameraman who was diagnosed with Ebola while working for NBC News in Liberia has cleared the virus from his system and can leave the special isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center where he had been treated for the past two weeks, the hospital said Tuesday.
Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper

A crucial part of conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF) -- the incubation of embryos in a laboratory dish -- can instead take place in a device inside the vagina, new research suggests.
Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns

Despite potential health benefits, chia seeds may pose a risk if they are not consumed properly, according to new research.
Tire Company Sets Standard for Ebola Care in Liberia: CDC

Measures taken by Firestone officials at the company's rubber tree plantation in Ebola-ravaged Liberia may have limited the spread of the disease there and could prove effective elsewhere, researchers report.
Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men

Binge drinking among young adult men may lead to increased blood pressure, according to a new study.
Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage

Two sisters in high school have developed ways to measure lung and heart damage.
Ebola Vaccines May Be Deployed in West Africa by January, Officials Say

A pair of promising Ebola vaccines could be deployed against the outbreak ravaging three West African nations by January, experts say.
Research Shows No Link Between Vaccinations, Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

A new study finds no link between vaccines and increased risk of multiple sclerosis or similar nervous system diseases.
Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says

Black women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) are only about half as likely as white women to become pregnant using the popular assisted reproduction technique, new research indicates, and the racial disparity persists even when donor eggs are used.
Tall, Heavy 1-Year-Olds May Be at Risk for Obesity Later, Study Finds

Infants who quickly add weight and length may be showing a genetic propensity for obesity as toddlers, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: Oct. 21, 2014

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