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- Ebola Patient Sent Home After First Visit to Hospital The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told health care workers on his initial hospital visit in Dallas that he had recently been in an area affected by the deadly disease.
- Device Could Reprogram Your Brain To Eliminate Cravings Imagine how easy it would be to lose weight if you never had a food craving again. That could soon be a reality, as researchers are working on a way to reprogram the brain and stop the craving.
- Child Dies From Complications of Enterovirus The Rhode Island health department says a child has died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the U.S.
- Study: Main Ingredient Found In Beer Can Help Improve Memory A compound found in hops helps younger mice improve their memory but had no effect on older animals.
- Expert: 'I Think We Lost Thousands And Thousands Of Lives' To Ebola Due To US Government's Delayed Response The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas — a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.
- Questions and Answers About the U.S. Ebola Case U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the...
- CDC Director: 'I Have No Doubt That We Will Control This Case of Ebola' Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola.
- Study: Recessions Can Postpone Motherhood Forever When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?
- Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants For Teen Girls Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.
- U.S. Doctor Exposed to Ebola Virus Admitted to NIH An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health near the nation's capital.
- CDC Recommending Vaccination To Combat Seasonal Flu The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people get immunized as soon as vaccines are available for the upcoming flu season.
- Unusual Respiratory Illness Confirmed in Maryland Maryland's health department says it has confirmed the presence of an unusual respiratory illness in children in the state.
- Anti-Addiction Groups Call For FDA Chief To Step Down Amid Painkiller Abuse Epidemic Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.
- A Pill To Treat Concussions Is On The Way While searching for a cancer cure, Dr. James Lechleiter discovered compounds that stimulate the special cells that protect the brain from long-term damage.
- More Insurers To Offer Health Law Plans Next Year The Obama administration says consumers in most states will have more insurance options next year under the president's health care law. The Health and Human Services department on Tuesday reported a net increase of 63 insurers joining the market in...