Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant
TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children of mothers exposed to high levels of traffic air pollution during pregnancy may be at increased risk for lung damage, according to a new study.
Health Tip: Snacking After School
(HealthDay News) -- Snacking may be the first thing on a child's
mind after school. But young ones should also take steps to prevent
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