Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating

October 25, 2014

SATURDAY, Oct. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Arriving home safe and sound is one of the best Halloween treats of all.
To that end, be sure that costumes and goody bags have reflective strips that improve visibility to drivers, said Dr. Sampson Davis, an emergency medicine doctor at Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in Secaucus, N.J.
Trick-or-treaters [...]

Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression

October 24, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — October’s shorter, darker days can trigger a type of depression, known as seasonal affective disorder, according to an expert.
People affected by seasonal affective disorder, also called SAD, may feel overly tired, lack motivation and even have trouble getting out of bed. In extreme cases, SAD can lead to [...]

Few U.S. Hospitals Ready to Handle Ebola, Survey Finds

October 24, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Only about 6 percent of American hospitals have infection control procedures in place to effectively and safely handle Ebola patients, a new survey reveals.
Of the 1,039 acute care hospitals that responded to the survey, about 6 percent said they were “well-prepared,” and about 5 percent [...]

Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk

October 24, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Current osteoporosis screening guidelines and tools fail to identify many younger postmenopausal women at risk for osteoporosis-related fractures, a new study says.
“If we want to prevent fractures, we need tools that help us accurately predict who will suffer these osteoporotic injuries so that we can target these at-risk [...]

Knowing Genetic Risk for Cancer May Not Change Behavior

October 24, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — As more genetic tests are developed that spot increased risks for certain cancers, one might think that high-risk people would be more proactive about getting screened.
But a new study suggests that, at least with colon cancer, knowledge does not change behavior: People who found out [...]

Nurse Nina Pham Heading Home After Beating Ebola

October 24, 2014

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Nina Pham, the first of two Dallas nurses to be infected with Ebola while caring for a patient, is now free of the virus, officials at the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced Friday.
And on her way home to Texas, she got a special [...]

New York City Ebola Patient in Stable Condition

October 24, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A New York City doctor who recently returned from West Africa infected with Ebola is in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital, media reports say.
Dr. Craig Spencer had been working with the medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders, helping to treat Ebola patients in Guinea, [...]

Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study

October 24, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Interrupting blood supply to an arm or a leg before heart surgery may help reduce the risks associated with the surgery, according to a new study.
“During heart surgery we have to stop the blood supply to the heart to be able to operate on it. After some [...]

Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer’s Risk

October 24, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The virus that causes common cold sores — herpes simplex — might increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, two studies by Swedish researchers suggest.
In fact, being a carrier of certain antibodies to the virus can double the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, the researchers found.
“The [...]

Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study

October 24, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Not getting the right amount of sleep might raise your risk of ulcerative colitis, a new study suggests.
Those who sleep less or more than the recommended seven to eight hours per night may be more prone to developing the chronic condition, which causes inflammation in the intestines, researchers [...]


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