- Texas Newborns Potentially Exposed to TB Awaiting Test Results
Health officials began screening more than 700 infants who may potentially have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness.
- Streets Bustling After Sierra Leone Shutdown Ends
Sierra Leone had an unprecedented 3-day lockdown to curb Ebola spread.
- Man Acquitted of Rape Due to 'Sexomnia'
A Swedish man who was convicted of rape had his charges overturned after an appeals court found the man could have been asleep during the attack and cited "sexomnia" as a reason he should be released.
- Sierra Leone Is Shutting Down for 3 Days Because of Ebola
Doctors Without Borders calls Sierra Leone???s Ebola lockdown ???coercive.???
- Yoga Competitors Pose to the Extreme
Yoga Competitors Pose to the Extreme
- Enterovirus Prompts Hospital Wards to Ban Child Visitors
Hospitals are taking steps to prevent visitors from spreading enterovirus D68.
- Liberian Refugee Befriends Family of Ebola-Infected Doctor
As an American doctor recovers from Ebola at a Nebraska hospital, a Liberian refugee who works at the hospital has tried to provide extra comfort to the doctor???s family.
- Recovered Doc Calls Ebola a 'Fire Straight From Pit of Hell'
The doctor who was the first U.S. Ebola patient to be treated in America testified before a congressional committee today recalling the horror and "humiliation" of a disease that has killed thousands.
- Most New Cancer Drugs Target DNA, Report Finds
More than 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in 2014. The number of people who die from cancer worldwide is projected to rise to 14.6 million by 2034.
- How the US Military Will Combat Ebola in Africa
U.S. troops will offer support rather than health care to Ebola patients in West Africa.
- 'Sumo wrestler' to distance runner
When Yusuke Kirimoto visited his relatives in Japan, they would jokingly say, "the sumo wrestler is back." Their comments prompted him to change his lifestyle -- and lose 102 pounds.
- One dance class changed her life
Angela Baldwin can pinpoint the day she changed the course of her life.
- Weight loss: What they never tell you
Shannon Britton lost 268 pounds after having gastric bypass surgery. What she's learned since then will surprise you.
- Adam's story: 63 pills a day
The modest clinic on Milpas Street in laid-back Santa Barbara, California, was well known to patients seeking powerful pain medication.
- Mental health help: Where to turn
Americans often don't know where to turn when dealing with a loved one with serious mental illness, but experts emphsize there are resources available.
- Migraines linked to Parkinson's
People who suffer from migraines with aura during middle age have double the risk of developing Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders later in life than those who do not, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology.
- Could we erase signs of autism?
The majority of seven caregivers had success when using early behavioral modification techniques with their children who showed early signs of autism. Five of the seven showed no developmental problems after being a part of the study.
- Low-carb or low-fat? Doesn't matter
Anyone who's ever attempted to lose weight knows the frustration of trying (and failing at) different diets. A recent study suggests any low-carbohydrate or low-fat diet can produce significant weight loss results.
- Live to 100: Laugh more
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how laughing more can help us live to 100.
- Eat chocolate. Yes, chocolate.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tell us how eating certain types of chocolate can help us live to 100.
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- WHO forecasts more than 20,000 Ebola cases by November 2
The World Health Organization has warned in a new report that the number of people infected with the Ebola virus could reach 20,000 by the beginning of November if efforts to contain the outbreak are not accelerated.
- Florida woman's purported surgery to get third breast raises ethical, medical questions
As photos of a Florida woman who purportedly underwent plastic surgery to get a third breast go viral, questions about the medical implications and ethics behind the alleged procedure linger.
- Exercising may improve brain health in old age
People who stay physically active into old age may be improving their brain health by preventing a decline in the brain's white matter, a new study suggests.
- To maximize productivity, work for 52 minutes at a time, study says
To maximize your productivity, you should probably be spending a lot more time not working.
- Low iron intake during pregnancy linked with autism
For children whose mothers had low supplemental iron and other risk factors, researchers at the University of California, Davis found a five-fold greater risk of autism.
- Ebola outbreak 'pretty much contained' in Senegal and Nigeria
Two of the five countries affected by the world's worst ever Ebola outbreak are managing to halt the spread of the disease, the World Health Organization said on Monday, although the overall death toll rose to 2,793 out of 5,762 cases.
- Group says it gave hundreds of veterans free pot in Denver
Hundreds of military veterans received free marijuana during a special giveaway in Denver designed to show that pot can help ease their pain.
- Gynecologists resist FDA over popular surgical tool
Doctors nationwide are still using a gynecological tool months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that it can spread undetected cancer, demonstrating the limits of the regulator's reach into clinical practice.
- Roasted peanuts more likely trigger allergic reaction, study finds
Roasted peanuts are more likely to trigger an allergic reaction than raw peanuts, according to a new study.
- Nurse will raise 8-year-old son of dying single mother
A Pennsylvania woman diagnosed with terminal liver cancer had a second, awful problem to deal with: The single mom had nobody to take care of her 8-year-old son upon her death.
- What to Say When a Friend Gets Divorced
When a couple decides to end their marriage before "death do us part," the decision can cause a ripple effect among friends and family. You may be tempted to step in to prevent what you consider to be a mistake or maybe you want to exclaim “it’s about time!” Then there are worries about how your friend is holding up or how she’ll manage in the future. But the truth is your soon-to-be-single friend doesn't need to hear any of that.
- 5 Fuss-Free Steps to Your Best Skin Ever
Forget any beauty fears that might be lurking at the back of your mind: skin that earns compliments is something that every woman at every age can achieve.
- Is It Really Okay to Wear White To Another Bride's Wedding?
I grew up in the South, and there are a few things I learned growing up that are just good, old-fashioned manners. Keep your elbows off the table during meal times, don’t stare, and don’t wear white to a wedding if you’re not the bride. I’ve considered myself a well-mannered sort, and I’ve always stuck pretty close to the rules most of the time. Well, except for this one wedding where the color of my dress came into question.
- Eat More Fish, Save Your Hearing?
Eating more fish may reduce a woman's risk for hearing loss, according to a large new study.
- Positions Are Key When Sex Causes Back Pain
Guided by movements of couples engaged in sexual intercourse, a new report suggests that alternatives to the traditional missionary-style position can help men who have lower back pain.
- Could You Be Allergic to Farm Antibiotics?
Allergic reactions to food are a concern for millions of Americans, and now a study suggests there's a potential new player on the immunology front: Some people may be allergic to the antibiotics used to keep pests away from fruits and vegetables.
- Have Bad Breath? 6 Simple Tricks to Get Rid of It...for Good
We’re comfortable asking our dentists about everything from TMJ to teeth whitening…but inquiring about bad breath? Not always the most pleasant conversation. In the name of research, we asked top dental experts to share their tips for diagnosing, preventing and treating halitosis—so you don’t have to.
- It's Official: Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss
For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests.
- How to Train Your Brain to Choose Fruit Salad Over French Fries
You may be able to convince your brain that healthy foods taste better than unhealthy ones, new research suggests.
- Weekend at the Parents? How to Get It On in a Full House
Let's face it, sex at your parent’s house (or worse, the in-law’s!) can be tricky. Between the awkward bunking, all that family around, and the total lack of privacy, it often seems hardly worth the effort. But hey, it's still your vacation! Here's how you can sneak in some lovin'.
- Gynecologists Resist FDA Over Popular Surgical Tool
Doctors nationwide are still using morcellators months after the FDA warned they can spread undetected cancer, demonstrating the limits of the regulator's reach into clinical practice.
- India Expands Campaign to Cut Drug Prices
India is expanding a campaign to reduce drug prices by capping the amount pharmaceutical companies can charge for more medicines and warning of jail time for executives at firms that don't meet output targets.
- Official: 7.3 Million Who Picked Health Plans Paid Premiums
The Obama administration said Thursday that 7.3 million people who have picked health plans through the new insurance exchanges paid premiums, suggesting around 700,000 people later dropped out.
- U.S. to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance
The White House unveiled new measures to try to preserve the effectiveness of drugs used to fight human infections as strains of bacteria become increasingly resistant to the existing arsenal of antibiotics.
- GAO: VA Underestimated Demand for Family Caregiver Program
The Government Accountability Office found the Department of Veterans Affairs Family Caregiver Program suffered from long wait times and inefficient operations
- Deadly Outbreak in Venezuela Deemed 'Terrorism'
President Nicolás Maduro said he ordered the prosecution of doctors who had alerted the public to the recent deaths of nine people in a public hospital from an unidentified but possibly infectious disease.
- Health Law's Election Impact Dims
Though Republicans continue to hammer away at the Affordable Care Act, the health-insurance law is losing some of its punch in the 2014 campaign. Polls show that voters don't see the law as a top concern.
- More Study Urged on Testosterone Drugs
A Food and Drug Administration panel recommended that makers of testosterone-replacement drugs study possible increased risks of heart attack and stroke from the hot-selling products.
- Ebola Is New Challenge for U.S. Military
President Barack Obama's plan to contain the Ebola outbreak in Africa presents the U.S. military with a logistical challenge with few precedents, one that it will be under pressure to execute quickly.
- Ice Bucket Challenge: When Success Creates Problems of Its Own
Sometimes, more money can mean more problems. That is what the ALS Association is trying to avoid as the fall season brings an end to the Ice Bucket Challenge, a summer social-media sensation that fueled a record $113.3 million in donations as of Monday.