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Health News for 10/30/14

October 29, 2014

FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis

A new vaccine that could help prevent some cases of life-threatening meningococcal disease was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday.
First Vaccine Approved for B Strains of Meningitis

The first vaccine to protect against a type of meningococcal bacteria that can cause meningitis has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Voters' Views on Obamacare Split Along Party Lines

Americans' opinions about the Affordable Care Act are sharply divided along political lines, a new study finds.
High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet May Help With Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

Eating a low-carb, high-fat diet could help control epilepsy that is difficult to treat, according to new research.
Many U.S. Colleges Have Indoor Tanning Salons On, Near Campus: Study

Many U.S. colleges have indoor tanning salons on or near campus, even though tanning increases the risk for skin cancer, researchers report.
Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Giving hormone therapy to men with prostate cancer who also have certain heart problems may increase their odds of dying from a heart-related cause, a new study suggests.
Ebola Outbreak in Liberia May Be Slowing: WHO

The Ebola outbreak in Liberia -- one of three West African nations ravaged by the disease -- may be slowing, World Health Organization officials said Wednesday.
Scientists Create Tiny Stomachs From Stem Cells

Scientists who used stem cells to create miniature human stomachs in the laboratory say their breakthrough could provide a new way to learn more about the development and treatment of stomach diseases.
Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments

More than 100 genes have been identified that appear linked to autism spectrum disorders, two new studies report.
Can Lots of Sex Protect the Prostate?

Don Juans of the world, take note: Men who sleep with lots of women may be less likely to develop prostate cancer than men who don't play the field, a new Canadian study suggests.
Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Trouble

When it comes to heart disease, a new study finds women are more likely than men to delay care when they have symptoms that spell trouble.
Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle

Want to lower your risk of a first-time stroke? New guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association reinforce the idea that a healthy lifestyle is crucial.
Health Highlights: Oct. 29, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Universal Helmet Laws May Help Save Young Motorcyclists

A new study suggests that state laws requiring "universal" motorcycle helmet use -- instead of helmet laws just for certain ages -- may lower the rates of traumatic brain injuries in young riders.
Is Milk Your Friend or Foe?

Drinking lots of milk could be bad for your health, a new study reports.
Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development

Exposure to a common plastics' chemical during pregnancy may have effects on genital development in baby boys, a small study hints.
Health Tip: Change Your Diet to Help Lower Blood Pressure

Diet plays a big role in managing hypertension, and a few simple changes can help improve your blood pressure.
Health Tip: Driving Safely at Night

It's more difficult to see at night than during the day, but there are things drivers can do to help keep travelers and pedestrians safe.

 

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