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October 15, 2014
Health Tip: Installing a Child's Car Seat
(HealthDay News) -- Proper installation of a rear-facing car seat, recommended for all infants and children up to age 2, offers protection for your child in the event of a car crash.
Health Tip: Take a Nap
(HealthDay News) -- Sometimes you feel like you need a little rest to get through the rest of your day. Experts say that may not be a bad idea.
Family Support Tied to Safer Sex for Young Gay Males: Study
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young gay and bisexual males are less likely to engage in riskier sex if their families are supportive of the way they live, a small new study reveals.
Parenthood May Push Cancer Patients to Seek More Treatment
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being a parent makes cancer patients more likely to seek life-extending treatments, a new study says.
Medicare Subsidy Helps Breast Cancer Patients Afford Treatment
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A Medicare subsidy program makes it more likely that breast cancer patients in all racial and ethnic groups will continue hormone therapy after surgery for their cancer, a new study found.
Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy Shows Long-Term Effectiveness, Safety
TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study is the first to show the long-term safety of embryonic stem cell transplants to treat human disease.
For Ebola, No New Drugs Riding to the Rescue -- for Now
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's no magic bullet in the foreseeable future for the treatment of people infected by Ebola, infectious-disease experts say.
Are U.S. Hospitals Prepared for Ebola?
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With two confirmed cases of Ebola contracted by health care workers now being reported at a Dallas hospital, medical centers across the country are scrambling to ensure that their infection-control measures will protect staff and the public.
Second Health Care Worker in Dallas Tests Positive for Ebola
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A second health care worker who helped treat a patient who died of Ebola last week at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for the disease, health officials said Wednesday morning.
Health Highlights: Oct. 15, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Texas Health Care Worker With Ebola Took Commercial Flight on Monday: CDC
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The second health care worker at a Dallas hospital to be diagnosed with Ebola flew on a domestic, commercial airline flight on Monday evening -- less than 24 hours before she reported symptoms to hospital staff, federal health officials said Wednesday.
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