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Klain a Good Pick for Ebola Czar, Experts Say

Klain a Good Pick for Ebola Czar, Experts SayMedscape Medical News By Robert Lowes More from WebMD Ebola: Are Treatments, Vaccines on the Horizon?Could Survivors’ Blood Stop Ebola?FAQ: The Deadly Ebola VirusFear of Ebola Spreading Faster Than Virus in U.S.Oct. 23, 2014 -- President Barack Obama has taken heat for ...

FILE - A Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013 file photo showing Wilko Johnson, guitarist and founding member of Dr. Feelgood, performing at one of four farewell concerts in the UK, at the Koko club in north London. Johnson says he is free of cancer, two years after being told he had months to live. Accepting a trophy Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at the Q Awards, 67-year-old Johnson said he had undergone radical surgery to remove a 3-kilogram (6.6-pound) tumor. He said: "They cured me." Johnson said he hoped to go back on the road soon, "and the moral of the story is you never know what's going to happen." (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Guitarist Wilko Johnson says he is cancer-free

British guitarist Wilko Johnson says he is free of cancer, two years after being told he had months to live. The former member of rowdy blues-rockers Dr. Feelgood launched what he said would be a farewell tour after being diagnosed in 2012 with incurable pancreatic cancer. He also recorded a ...

Could Survivors’ Blood Stop Ebola?

Could Survivors’ Blood Stop Ebola?WebMD Health News By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD More from WebMD FAQ: The Deadly Ebola VirusEbola: Are Treatments, Vaccines on the Horizon?Fear of Ebola Spreading Faster Than Virus in U.S.Second Dallas Hospital Worker Has EbolaOct. 22, 2014 -- Three Americans who ...

The body fat that might help you shed pounds

 Oct. 22, 2014 -- Dropping extra pounds has long been a goal for people who want to improve their health and appearance. But a different type of fat -- called brown fat -- may help us lose weight. Researchers recently found that cold temperatures may help us make more of ...

Anti-inflammatories May Help Ease Depression

Anti-inflammatories May Help Ease DepressionMedscape Medical News By Megan Brooks More from WebMD Ketamine: The Future of Depression Treatment?When Depression Becomes DeadlyMore Evidence Botox Works for DepressionPfizer Recalls Effexor AntidepressantOct. 22, 2014 -- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may help ease depressive symptoms along with antidepressants, new research suggests.The results link ...

Dog of Dallas nurse raises questions about Ebola and pets

[UPDATE] The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Bentley, Nina Pham's dog, has tested negative for Ebola. The dog will continue to be monitored for the full 21-day period, the same as the human guidelines for those exposed to Ebola.  Read the original story below. Texas nurse Nina Pham is the first person ...

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Woman who didn't know she was pregnant gives birth at doctor's office

A South Wales woman who went to her doctor complaining of stomach pains turned out to be pregnant and gave birth at the doctor’s office. Clare Evans, 24, of Risca, in Wales, was told she may have a kidney infection when she called the medical helpline and said she had ...

Did nose cells help paralyzed man walk?

Oct. 21, 2014 – A group of doctors and scientists say a paralyzed man has been able to walk again after surgery in which nerve cells from his nasal cavity were transplanted into his spinal cord. Darek Fidyka, a 38-year-old Bulgarian who was left paralyzed from the chest down when ...

Hospitals’ Struggles To Beat Back Familiar Infections Began Before Ebola Arrived

While Ebola stokes public anxiety, more than one in six hospitals — including some top medical centers — are having trouble stamping out less exotic but sometimes deadly infections, federal records show.Nationally, about one in every 25 hospitalized patients gets an infection, and 75,000 people die each year from them—more ...

Uninsured Still Know Little About Health Law As 2nd Enrollment Period Draws Near

Health law?  What health law?Almost nine of 10 uninsured Americans – the group most likely to benefit — don’t know that the law’s second open enrollment period begins Nov. 15, according to a poll released Tuesday. Two-thirds of the uninsured say they know “only a little” or “nothing at all” ...

4-year-old boy gets own superhero theme song to support cancer fight

A 4-year-old Michigan boy with an inoperable brain tumor now has his own superhero theme song thanks to friends and supporters. Chad Carr, who is the grandson of former University of Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, was diagnosed with the tumor in September. Social media support since then has been ...

CDC revamps Ebola guidelines after criticism

Following severe criticism from politicians, pundits and health care workers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued stricter guidelines about how health care workers should protect themselves from the Ebola virus. The new guidelines focus on improving and standardizing Ebola response training in hospitals across the country. The CDC recommends ...

Third Ebola patient released from Atlanta's Emory University Hospital

An unidentified Ebola patient has been released from Atlanta's Emory University Hospital, said to be free of the virus, WSB-TV reported Monday. The patient was admitted to the hospital on Sept. 9 and asked to remain anonymous. The man worked for the World Health Organization and contracted the virus while ...

In this Sept. 1, 2011 photo released by NBC, NBC News' chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman appears on the "Today" show in New York. Snyderman who has been at NBC since 2006, covered the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and worked briefly with Ashoka Mukpo, the cameraman who caught the virus and is now being treated in Nebraska. Snyderman and her crew voluntarily agreed to quarantine themselves for 21 days, the longest known incubation period for the disease. They have shown no symptoms. New Jersey health officials ruled that her quarantine should be mandatory after Snyderman and her crew were spotted getting takeout food from a New Jersey restaurant. (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)

NBC's Snyderman faces credibility issues

The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor. An admitted lapse in the quarantine, combined with a curiously imprecise explanation, unleashed a furious response. NBC must now decide whether Snyderman's credibility is too ...

Why Aren’t There Sex Drugs for Women?

Why Aren’t There Sex Drugs for Women?WebMD Health News By Rita Rubin Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH More from WebMD CDC: Adult Vaccination Rates Too LowRed Wine Compound May Not Help Healthy WomenHealth Reform: No-Cost Contraception Starts TodayDrink a Day Keeps Disease Away?Oct. 20, 2014 -- The FDA has ...

More Plans Setting Spending Limits For Some Medical Services

Aiming to contain health care costs, a growing number of employers and insurers are adopting a strategy that limits how much they’ll pay for certain medical services such as knee replacements, lab tests and complex imaging. A recent study found that savings from such moves may be modest, however, and some ...

Dying woman, 29, talks publicly for last time about planned suicide

The young woman who has chosen to die on Nov. 1, using Oregon’s assisted suicide law, has spoken publicly for the last time a representative said Monday. Brittany Maynard, 29, told People magazine  in a new interview that she is firm in her decision. “I don’t want to die but ...

California Nurses’ Union Pulls Ebola Into Contract Talks

This story is part of a partnership that includes KQED, NPR and Kaiser Health News. It can be republished for free. (details).The powerful California Nurses Association has put Ebola on the bargaining table in its negotiations for a new contract with Kaiser Permanente.Contract talks have been going on for months ...

Ebola's West African victims: Where's the outrage?

If you’re going to worry about Ebola, worry about this. NBC: "Liberia is in desperate need for body bags. Nearly 80,000 more, in fact, over the next six months." That's how many lives the virus is expected to take in the West African country. The World Health Organization is now concerned Ebola — which has ...

What CDC Can Do To Fight Ebola

The Ebola epidemic in Africa and fears of it spreading in the U.S. have turned the nation’s attention to the federal government’s front-line public health agency: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But as with Ebola itself, there is much confusion about the role of the CDC and ...

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