Home Blood Pressure Monitors May Occasionally Miss the Mark

Home BP Monitors May Occasionally Miss the Mark By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A small new study raises more questions about the accuracy of home blood-pressure monitoring devices. On average, researchers found, the readings were slightly inaccurate in up to 15 percent of patients. The readings were off […]

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Second Dallas Nurse Ebola-Free, Leaving Hospital

Second Dallas Nurse Ebola-Free, Leaving Hospital By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The second Dallas nurse who became infected with Ebola while caring for a Liberian man — the first diagnosed case of the disease in the United States — has recovered and will be released Tuesday from the […]

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CDC Clarifies Treatment Policies for Ebola Workers

CDC Clarifies Treatment Policies for Ebola Workers By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Federal health officials issued new guidelines Monday for monitoring people at risk for Ebola exposure, whether they are returning home from the West African outbreak zone or caring for patients in the United States. The guidelines […]

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Type 1 Diabetes Increasing Among White American Kids

Type 1 Diabetes Increasing Among White U.S. Kids By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The rate of type 1 diabetes has increased substantially among elementary school-age white children in the United States, a new study shows. The study of young white people found nearly 6,000 new cases diagnosed […]

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Experts Predict ‘Catastrophic’ Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed

‘Catastrophic’ W. Africa Ebola Epidemic Possible By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A large influx of international aid is needed, and soon, if West Africa is to avoid tens of thousands of deaths from the widening Ebola crisis, a team of Yale University researchers predict. Using a specially designed […]

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Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter’s Weight Later

Gestational Diabetes May Affect Daughter’s Weight By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Daughters of women who developed gestational diabetes while pregnant may be at increased risk for being obese later in childhood, a new study suggests. The research included more than 400 girls in California who were followed from […]

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NYC Doctor Diagnosed With Ebola

NYC Doctor Has Ebola; NY, NJ Impose Quarantines Oct. 24, 2014 — The governors of New York  and New Jersey have ordered a mandatory 21-day quarantine for all health care workers and others who have come in contact with people who have the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. The move comes a day after […]

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Heart Transplant ‘Breakthrough’ Shows Promise

Heart Transplant ‘Breakthrough’ Shows Promise Oct. 24, 2014 — Australian doctors say they’ve made a breakthrough that could save the lives of many more people in need of a heart transplant. Surgeons at Sydney’s St. Vincent’s Hospital say they’ve discovered how to use hearts that have stopped beating, rather than relying on still-beating hearts from […]

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Heart Transplant ‘Breakthrough’ Shows Promise

Heart Transplant ‘Breakthrough’ Shows Promise Oct. 24, 2014 — Australian doctors say they’ve made a breakthrough that could save the lives of many more people in need of a heart transplant. Surgeons at Sydney’s St. Vincent’s Hospital say they’ve discovered how to use hearts that have stopped beating, rather than relying on still-beating hearts from […]

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Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer’s Risk

Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer’s Risk By Steven Reinberg HealthDay 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 […]

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