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Health News for 10/20/14

October 20, 2014

Goodbye to Reading Glasses?

A new implantable eye device might make reading glasses a thing of the past, researchers report.
Health Highlights: Oct. 20, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
'Desensitized' Parents Let Kids Watch More Movie Violence, Sex

When parents become desensitized to violence and sex in movies, they may also become more lax about their children's exposure to both onscreen, a new study suggests.
Dozens in Dallas Said to Be Free of Ebola Risk

Some good news arrived Monday on the Ebola front in the United States: Dozens of people who had contact with the Dallas patient who died earlier this month are no longer in danger of catching the disease, health officials said.
Circumcision Past Newborn Stage Poses Risk for Boys, Study Finds

Circumcision is typically done in the first days or weeks of life, but about 6 percent of U.S. boys have the procedure later, which increases the risk of complications and increases costs, according to new research.
As U.S. Economy Worsened, Vasectomy Rates Rose, Study Finds

During the recent "Great Recession," worries about the cost of raising children in an uncertain job market may have spurred an uptick in vasectomies, a new study suggests.
Ebola or Not? Rapid Test for the Virus Not Here Yet

"Diagnosing Ebola is very different from treating Ebola."
Health Tip: Listen to Your Child About Food Allergies

If a young child has an allergic reaction to food, the child may not know how to clearly communicate what's happening.
Health Tip: Trouble Sleeping During Pregnancy

While you may sleep soundly during the first trimester of pregnancy, sleep may be more challenging during the later months.
Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice

New stem cell-based research could improve understanding of intestinal diseases and eventually lead to new treatments, a new study suggests.

 

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