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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Health

Watch Live: CDC Reveals First Case of Ebola Diagnosed in U.S.

54 minutes ago - MSNBC Health
The CDC has confirmed the first patient to accidentally carry Ebola to the United States has been diagnosed at a hospital in Dallas

Scared to Death: How Fear Is Spreading Ebola in Africa

25 minutes ago - MSNBC Health
A girl who fled from a wheelbarrow shows the problems fighting Ebola on the ground in Liberia

Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study

1 hour 16 minutes ago - Health
TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children conceived either less than one year or more than five years after the birth of a sibling could be at increased risk for autism, a new study suggests. However, both the study’s lead author and an outside expert agree that the research can’t prove that birth spacing has any causative role in a... by Health Editor

Head Injuries May Raise Chances of Risky Behavior by Teens

1 hour 16 minutes ago - Health
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Teenagers who have experienced a traumatic brain injury are much more likely to engage in a wide range of risky behaviors, Canadian researchers report. Both boys and girls were more likely to smoke, use drugs, drink alcohol and get poor grades after they endured a blo... by Health Editor

Close to Home: First Case of Ebola Diagnosed in U.S., CDC Confirms

54 minutes ago - MSNBC Health
The CDC has confirmed the first patient to accidentally carry Ebola to the United States has been diagnosed at a hospital in Dallas

Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery

2 hours 16 minutes ago - Health
TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Young and middle-aged heart attack survivors are more likely to have poor health and low quality of life if they have fewer family and friends to support them in their recovery, a new study suggests. The study included more than 3,400 survivors, aged 18 to 55, who were assessed immediately after their he... by Health Editor

Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study Finds

2 hours 16 minutes ago - Health
By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Acupuncture doesn’t improve knee pain any more than “sham” acupuncture, according to a new study. “Among patients older than 50 years with moderate to severe chronic knee pain, neither laser nor needle acupuncture conferred benefit over sham for pain or function,... by Health Editor

Could a ‘Fat Tongue’ Be a Factor in Sleep Apnea?

2 hours 16 minutes ago - Health
TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Sleep apnea is a potential health risk for millions of Americans, and a new study points to a possible culprit behind the disorder: a “fat” tongue. “This is the first study to show that fat deposits are increased in the tongue of obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea,” study senior author D... by Health Editor

Doctor Describes Ebola as a 'War We've Never Seen Before'

2 hours 3 minutes ago - MSNBC Health
Dr. Sankoh, the medical director at Redemption Hospital in Liberia talks to NBC News' Nancy Snyderman about the Ebola outbreak

Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors

1 hour 38 minutes ago - WebMD
Finding is yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight, experts say

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