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Ebola patient won't cause U.S. outbreak, doctors say

Following confirmation of the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., Texas health officials held a separate press conference Tuesday to reassure the public Ebola will not become widespread in the states.   Much of what was said in the second press conference has already been said before: DR. ...

First Ebola Patient Tests Positive in the U.S.

First Ebola Patient Tests Positive in the U.S.WebMD Health News By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD More from WebMD FAQ: The Deadly Ebola VirusDoctors, Patients Embrace Technology in MedicineMany Cleaning Products Said to Contain ToxinsInfant Dies in New E. Coli OutbreakSept. 30, 2014 -- A patient ...

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Caffeine-laden underwear will not help you lose weight, FTC says

Does it sound believable that wearing undergarments infused with caffeine would help people lose weight? While it may sound ridiculous to many, two companies actually marketed such products, and someone out there in consumer land bought them. http://twitter.com/FTC/status/516626743076331520 The Federal Trade Commission charged that Norm Thompson Outfitters Inc. and Wacoal America ...

Health Officials Investigating Paralysis in Kids With Enterovirus D68

Paralysis in Kids With Enterovirus D68WebMD Health News By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD More from WebMD Enterovirus D68: What Parents Need to KnowObama Administration Tackles Antibiotic ResistanceNew Choices for Seasonal Flu VaccinesDoctors, Patients Rely on AntibioticsSept. 29, 2014 -- Some children hospitalized with breathing problems caused ...

Small Heart, Stroke Risks From Asthma Drug: FDA

Heart, Mini-Stroke Risks From Asthma Drug: FDAMedscape Medical News By Robert Lowes More from WebMD Drug-Related Poisonings Land Many in ERThe 10 Most Prescribed DrugsFaster Drug Approvals Linked to Increased Safety IssuesTop 10 Most Prescribed, Top-Selling DrugsSept. 29, 2014 -- A safety study done by the maker of the asthma ...

Police officer receives life-saving kidney from a stranger

A Georgia police officer who through the power of social media received a kidney from a stranger is recovering at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital, according to WSB-TV and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Doctors say both Raleigh Callaway and Texas donor Chris Carroll are doing “incredibly well” following the life-saving organ transplant ...

Healthy and portable high-protein snacks

Whether it’s fueling up before hitting the gym or taking a midday snack break to avoid the 2 p.m. lull,high-protein snacks are the tastiest way to keep on going. Protein snacks are the perfect way to fill up just enough, and give us longer-lasting energy than the usual, carb-heavy options. Here ...

The Future of Cancer Detection

The Future of Cancer DetectionWebMD Health News By Kelli Miller Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD More from WebMD Michael Douglas and Throat Cancer FAQWoman Skips Round of Chemo to Help Cancer ResearchBone Drug May Help Treat Multiple Myeloma2008's 12 Major Cancer AdvancesSept. 26, 2014 -- Spotting cancer early is ...

Weekly Diabetes Drugs: FAQs

Weekly Diabetes Drugs: FAQsWebMD Health News By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD More from WebMD High-Fat Dairy May Lower Diabetes RiskWeight Loss Surgery: Diabetes Cure?Fast-Slow Walking May Be Better for DiabetesDiabetes May Raise Risk for Head and Neck CancerSept. 26, 2014 -- The recent FDA approval of ...

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, as they return to the White House from a trip to New York and the United Nations. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Michelle Obama to appear on ABC's 'The Chew'

Michelle Obama is making her debut on the ABC daytime talk show "The Chew." The network says a taped segment featuring the first lady talking about school nutrition and the benefits of cooking at home will air next Friday — Oct. 3. She is joining co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, ...

After Glitch, CVS Gives 11,000 Birth Control Refunds

CVS Health will pay refunds to about 11,000 women whom it accidentally charged co-payments for generic prescription birth control – a violation of the federal health law – due to a price coding glitch affecting Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.The company found that the charges resulted from an ...

DEA Reclassification Of Hydrocodone Combination Meds Will Make It Harder To Fill Prescriptions For These Pain Killers

Patients who use drugs containing hydrocodone as a pain reliever or cough suppressant are going to have to jump through more hoops to get them starting next month.  The Drug Enforcement Administration is reclassifying so-called “hydrocodone combination products” from Schedule III to Schedule II under the Controlled Substances Act, which will more tightly ...

DEA: Vicodin, Some Other Pain Meds Will Be Harder to Get

Patients who use drugs containing hydrocodone as a pain reliever or cough suppressant are going to have to jump through more hoops to get them starting next month.  The Drug Enforcement Administration is reclassifying so-called “hydrocodone combination products” from Schedule III to Schedule II under the Controlled Substances Act, which will more tightly ...

Debate Grows Over Employer Plans With No Hospital Benefits

Lance Shnider is confident Obamacare regulators knew exactly what they were doing when they created an online calculator that gives a green light to new employer coverage without hospital benefits. “There’s not a glitch in this system,” said Shnider, president of Voluntary Benefits Agency, an Ohio firm working with some ...

Calcium and vitamin D are added to non-animal milk substitutes, which lack the amount of protein in cow’s milk. Almond milk also lacks essential amino acids.

Can diet affect multiple sclerosis?

Sept. 25, 2014 -- A new study of dietary patterns and risk for multiple sclerosis finds no relationship between eating a high-quality, healthy diet and a lower risk of getting MS. Although the researchers looked at the diets from 185,000 women participating in other large studies, they focused on diets ...

For Gay Men, Gaps In HIV Knowledge And Treatment Persist

Saturday is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, but the news about knowledge and treatment of HIV in the gay community is dispiriting.Just 30 percent of gay and bisexual men say they were tested for HIV within the last year as recommended; another 30 percent say they have never been ...

Consumer Group Sues 2 More Calif. Plans Over Narrow Networks

Insurers Cigna and Blue Shield of California misled consumers about the size of their networks of doctors and hospitals, leaving enrollees frustrated and owing large bills, according to two lawsuits filed this week in Los Angeles.“As a result, many patients were left without coverage in the course of treatment,” said Laura Antonini, ...

Administration Says Hospitals Will Save $5.7B From Unpaid Bills Due To Health Law

Hospitals are projected to save $5.7 billion this year as previously uninsured patients gain coverage through the 2010 health care law, the Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday.States that have expanded their Medicaid programs will see about 74 percent of those savings, an HHS report said. While 27 ...

Drugs Not Always Best for Mild High Blood Pressure

Drugs Not Always Best for Mild High Blood Pressure?Medscape Medical News More from WebMD Rising Blood Pressure Tied to DiabetesDoes Vitamin D Protect Against High BP?New Combo Drug May Cut Blood PressureBlood Pressure Drug May Lower Alzheimer's RiskTreating mild high blood pressure with drugs has unclear benefit and adds steep ...

Personal Attention Seen As Antidote To Rising Health Costs

Kevin Wiehrs is a nurse at a busy doctor’s office in Savannah, Ga. But instead of giving patients shots or taking blood pressure readings, his job is mostly talking with patients like Susan Johnson.Johnson, 63, a retired restaurant cook who receives Medicare and Medicaid, has diabetes, and she already met ...

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