CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients
MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Monday officially tightened guidelines for health workers treating Ebola patients, now requiring full body suits with no skin exposure and use of a respirator at all times.
Airport Screening in West Africa Will Curb Ebola's Spread: Study
MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If passengers weren't screened before they boarded airplanes in the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, three people infected with Ebola would leave on international flights from any of those West African nations every month, a new analysis predicts.
Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study
MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While picking up a prescription for cholesterol-lowering medication, about one in 20 people with conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or high blood pressure will also purchase cigarettes, a new study finds.
Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer, Study Reports
MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding the drug Herceptin to chemotherapy for certain breast cancer patients increases overall survival and reduces the risk of recurrence compared to chemotherapy alone, new research shows.
Goodbye to Reading Glasses?
MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new implantable eye
device might make reading glasses a thing of the past, researchers
Dozens in Dallas Said to Be Free of Ebola Risk
MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some good news arrived
Monday on the Ebola front in the United States: Dozens of people
who had contact with the Dallas patient who died earlier this month
are no longer in danger of catching the disease, health officials
Circumcision Past Newborn Stage Poses Risk for Boys, Study Finds
MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Circumcision is
typically done in the first days or weeks of life, but about 6
percent of U.S. boys have the procedure later, which increases the
risk of complications and increases costs, according to new