Health

CDC Updates Its Ebola Guidelines for Health Care Workers
Health care workers put on protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia during the 2014 Ebola outbreak..
October 20th, 2014
To better protect health care workers from Ebola, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines about wearing personal protective equipment.
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Parkinson's Drugs Linked to Sex and Gambling Addictions
An artist's image shows neurons sending signals within the human brain.
October 20th, 2014
Scientists have new clues to what causes behaviors like pathological gambling, hypersexuality and compulsive shopping after a new study shows these behaviors may occur as the side effects of taking certain drugs, that affect dopamine in the brain.
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Bugs as Treatment: Coming to a Clinic Near You... (Op-Ed)
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October 18th, 2014
When you’re sick, you want the most effective treatment to help get you back on your feet. But what if that involved bugs?
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Ebola Airport Screening Prevents 3 Cases Per Month from Traveling
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October 20th, 2014
If the Ebola screening currently taking place at airports in West Africa were to stop, about three people with the disease would travel by plane to a new country each month.
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Nigeria: How Ebola Was Contained in Africa's Largest City
An isolation ward in Lagos, Nigeria, constructed to address the Ebola outbreak.
October 20th, 2014
Now that 42 days have passed without any new cases of Ebola in Nigeria, the country is officially Ebola-free, the World Health Organization declared today.
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Epidemic: Killer TB Spreads As Research Plummets (Op-Ed)
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October 17th, 2014
Everyone has heard of tuberculosis, but few realize it's an epidemic that's out of control.
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Best Fitness Tracker Bands
October 17th, 2014
Plan to buy a fitness tracker like the Basis Carbon Steel or Jawbone Up 24? Check out LiveScience's in-depth reviews before making a purchase.
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Vaccines Do Not Increase Risk of Multiple Sclerosis
A woman receives a vaccinations
October 20th, 2014
Getting a vaccination does not increase people's risk of developing multiple sclerosis, as some anti-vaccination groups have suggested, a new study finds.
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Medication Mistakes Affect 1 Child Every 8 Minutes
A little girl lays in med while her mom prepares a dose of medicine for her.
October 20th, 2014
Every eight minutes, one child in the U.S. takes medicine incorrectly because of a mistake on the part of their parents or caregivers, according to a new study.
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Marijuana's History: How One Plant Spread Through the World
An artist's image shows marijuana plants overshadowing the Earth.
October 17th, 2014
From the Asian steppes where Cannabis sativa plants first evolved, to prehistoric hunters and gatherers, ancient China, Viking ships and finally the Americas, a new report outlines marijuana's history.
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