- Ebola Patient Released From Hospital Despite Saying He Had Been in Africa
After seeking care, the patient was sent home with antibiotics.
- Texas Ebola Patient Prayed With Family on Phone
The patient who became the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has been identified as a former chauffeur from Liberia who prayed with family members by phone today.
- First Ebola Case in US, But CDC Vows 'We Will Stop It Here'
CDC Confirms First Ebola Case Diagnosed in U.S.
- Woman Finds Out She's Pregnant After Breast Cancer Diagnosis
At age 34 Adele Rivas thought she was too young to have breast cancer, even though her mother had been diagnosed with the disease in her 40s.
- Happy National Kale Day All You Haters
Not everyone agrees the cruciferous veggie deserves its own holiday.
- How This Enterovirus Outbreak Could Affect Adults
Enterovirus 68 is unlike other strains, so what does that mean for adults?
- Autistic Girl Finds Art World Success, Parents Shield Her From Spotlight
Iris Grace Halmshaw has sold paintings for thousands of dollars.
- Face-to-Face With Patients in the Ebola Ward
Dr. Besser became the first journalist to step inside the ELWA2 Ebola ward.
- Nigerian Ebola Hoax Results in Two Deaths
Twenty more were hospitalized after drinking excessive amounts of salt water.
- How to Pack the Perfect School Lunch
Skip cafeteria sludge and fill your lunchbox with these balanced meals.
- Power walker loses 150 pounds
In the fall of 2011, Jen Corn was the heaviest she had ever been. Her family offered to pay for weight loss surgery but she decided to lose the extra pounds on her own.
- '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.
- It's time to get your flu shot!
Flu season is about to begin, the CDC says. And health officials have a few updates to their recommendations.
- Flu shot myths addressed
Flu vaccine myths can confuse people trying to decide whether to get a shot. Here are five common myths and, based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the truth.
- Vintage cold and flu ads
- Beer may be good for your brain
An element in beer may be good for your brain and other things we learned from medical journals this week.
- 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.
- Music helps your brain
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us why music therapy is good for the brain and how it can help us live to 100.
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- High school football player dies after on-field collision
A high school football player has died after he collided with an opponent and collapsed during a game on Long Island.
- Factbox: The worst Ebola outbreak on record
West Africa is struggling with the worst Ebola outbreak since the disease was identified in 1976, and the first case has been diagnosed in the United States.
- Free, long-acting birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions
A program that offered long-acting no-cost contraception to U.S. girls and women age 15 to 19 reduced the teenage pregnancy rate by 79 percent over five years and cut the abortion rate by 77 percent, according to the results of a new study.
- Scientists find potential way to treat cold-triggered asthma
British scientists have identified a sequence of biological events that could trigger life-threatening asthma attacks in people suffering from colds -- a finding that holds the potential for developing more effective medicines.
- US nears solution for safe disposal of Ebola medical waste
The United States is days away from settling the critical question of how hospitals should handle and dispose of medical waste from Ebola patients, a government official said on Wednesday.
- Early gluten exposure no protection against celiac disease
Conventional wisdom says that exposing a baby to small amounts of gluten around the age of four to six months may prevent the child from developing celiac disease, but two new studies suggest it makes no difference.
- Study finds weak evidence for garlic in high blood pressure
A new analysis of past clinical trials using garlic supplements against high blood pressure finds a modest benefit, but researchers urge longer, more rigorous studies to assess the popular alternative “treatment.”
- Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital
Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance.
- Preventing sports injuries in kids
In the United States, about 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports. Although we can’t protect our kids all the time, there are some things you can teach them to avoid injuries on the field
- Could your neighbors kill you?
If the people who live on either side of your house make your blood boil, you might want to seriously consider moving: Friendly neighbors may lower your risk of heart attack, a recent study finds.
- 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'.
- Doctors Net Billions From Drug Firms
Drug and medical-device companies paid at least $3.5 billion to U.S. physicians and teaching hospitals during the final five months of last year.
- Endo to Settle Vaginal Mesh Legal Claims
Endo International PLC said it reached agreements to settle substantially all of the claims concerning vaginal mesh products sold by its American Medical Systems Holding Inc. unit.
- Hundreds of Thousands Face Health Law Subsidy Deadline
Hundreds of thousands of Americans are at risk of losing or having to pay back health insurance subsidies from the Affordable Care Act and face a Tuesday deadline for reconciling the problem.
- Medical Devices Lack Safety Evidence, Study Finds
The majority of moderate- to high-risk medical devices approved by the FDA lack publicly available scientific evidence to verify their safety and effectiveness, according to a new study.
- New Cancer Drugs Get Boost From Latest Trial Results
New cancer-drug data from a conference in Europe is offering fresh promise for immunotherapies, especially their promise when combined with other immunotherapies and existing drugs.
- Campus Sexual Assaults Draw Greater Scrutiny
As colleges face increased scrutiny over how they handle reports of sexual assault, students, counselors and many experts say part of the problem is a glaring need for education.
- California's New Law Cracks Down on Sexual Assault on College Campuses
California has become the first state to enact a so-called "yes means yes" rule defining consensual sexual activity and creating a new legal standard in cases of sexual assaults on college campuses.
- U.S. Troops Off to Slow Start on Ebola
The American military effort against history's deadliest Ebola outbreak is taking shape in West Africa, but concerns are mounting that the pace isn't fast enough.
- Health-Coverage Expansion Gets Tougher
A nationwide effort to enroll consumers in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act this fall will be more complicated than it was for 2014.
- Citizen Hackers Tinker With Medical Devices
Tech-savvy patients and family members are working with glucose monitors and other medical devices to make them more useful.