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Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say

No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs

As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study

Occasional use might not have impact, but heavy users had lower test scores, researchers found

Beware Claims That Activated Charcoal Can Cure Gut Troubles

Doctors say one man developed colitis after detox treatment, though cause is unclear

Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict Progression in the Other

Study focuses on macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans

Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters

Small tubes reduce needle sticks, but can increase infection risk if left too long

Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa If Aid Delayed

Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by Dec. 15

'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder

Reliving the death of a loved one can help survivors, researchers say

Gene Scan Helps Diagnose Mystery Disorders in Children

Using DNA from parents and child, test hones in on disease-causing mutations

Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later

Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds

Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2014
  • EPA Proposes Barring 72 Chemicals as Ingredients in Pesticides

  • World TB Cases Rose to 9 million in 2013: WHO

  • Assured Brand Naproxen Tablets Recalled

Health Tip: Coping With Chronic Pain

Follow a healthy lifestyle

Health Tip: Using a Pacifier to Soothe Baby

Make sure the infant really doesn't want to eat instead

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds

But cesarean rates vary widely across the country

Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones

People with the obstructions were at higher odds for breaks and fractures, researchers say

Teen Conflicts Spill Over to Other Areas of Their Lives

Home troubles affect school life, school issues affect home, researchers report

Health Highlights: Oct. 22, 2014
  • World TB Cases Rose to 9 million in 2013: WHO

  • Assured Brand Naproxen Tablets Recalled

  • Dr. Oz-Endorsed Diet Pill Study Retracted

  • Utility Workers Face Charges for Not Testing Water for Brain-Eating Amoeba

Health Tip: Breast-feeding With Diabetes

Potential benefits for both mom and baby

Where Ebola Battles Are Won

Four special U.S. medical centers are first-line treatment choices, but many local hospitals up to the challenge, experts say

Y Chromosome Loss May Predict Earlier Death for Men

Risk of cancer appears to rise with depletion, study finds

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