U.S. Cameraman Treated for Ebola ‘Free’ of the Virus

October 21, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The freelance cameraman who was diagnosed with Ebola while working for NBC News in Liberia has cleared the virus from his system and can leave the special isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where he had been treated for the past two weeks, [...]


Cameraman Treated for Ebola Now ‘Free’ of the Virus

October 21, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) – The freelance cameraman who was diagnosed with Ebola while working for NBC News in Liberia has cleared the virus from his system and can leave the special isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center where he had been treated for the past two weeks, the hospital [...]


Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper

October 21, 2014

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A crucial part of conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF) — the incubation of embryos in a laboratory dish — can instead take place in a device inside the vagina, new research suggests.
Scientists from the United States and Colombia contend that the device, called an INVOcell, [...]


Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns

October 21, 2014

TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Despite potential health benefits, chia seeds may pose a risk if they are not consumed properly, according to new research.
The tiny, oval seeds — a rich source of fiber, protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids — should not be eaten in their dry, raw form, experts cautioned. This [...]


Children’s Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in the U.S.

October 21, 2014

A child receives the wrong medication or the wrong dosage every eight minutes in the United States, according to a recent study.


Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatment IVF

October 21, 2014

Black women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) are only about half as likely as white women to become pregnant using the popular assisted reproduction technique, new research indicates, and the racial disparity persists even when donor eggs are used.


Tire Company Sets Standard for Ebola Care in Liberia: CDC

October 21, 2014

TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Measures taken by Firestone officials at the company’s rubber tree plantation in Ebola-ravaged Liberia may have limited the spread of the disease there and could prove effective elsewhere, researchers report.
The Firestone Natural Rubber Co. provides health services to about 80,000 employees, retirees, their families and residents of [...]


Living With a Smoker Is Like Living in a Polluted City

October 21, 2014

Nonsmokers who live with smokers are exposed to triple the World Health Organization’s recommended safe levels of harmful air particles, a new study warns.


Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself

October 21, 2014

Headlines remain riveted on the three Ebola cases in Dallas. But, mental health specialists say overblown fear is a much bigger health threat to Americans.


Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage

October 21, 2014

TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two sisters in high school have developed ways to measure lung and heart damage.
Ilina and Medha Krishen use electronic stethoscopes, which electronically amplify body sounds, to listen for sounds of trouble in breathing patterns or heartbeats.
Ilina, a senior at Port Huron Northern High School in Michigan, wanted to [...]



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