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  1. Parkinson's Drugs May Spur Compulsive Behaviors

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease may raise the risk of so-called impulse control disorders, according to a new review. These disorders include compulsive gambling, compulsive shopping and/or hypersexuality. Th

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  2. Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter 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. The study found that adding a

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  3. Why Aren’t There Sex Drugs for Women?

    Oct. 20, 2014 -- The FDA has approved six brand-name drugs to help men get an erection. But it has yet to green-light a drug -- a “pink Viagra” -- to help women distressed about their lack of libido. While critics say the FDA has a gender bias when it comes to treating sexual problems, the agency sa

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  4. Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in Kids

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A child receives the wrong medication or the wrong dosage every eight minutes in the United States, according to a recent study. Nearly 700,000 children under 6 years old experienced an out-of-hospital medication error betwe

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  5. Ebola or Not? Rapid Test for the Virus Not Here Yet

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- "Diagnosing Ebola is very different from treating Ebola." That assessment, by Dr. Daniel Varga, chief clinical officer at Texas Health Resources, during testimony before a Congressional panel on Thursday, sums up the critical

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  6. Man Treated for Ebola in Atlanta Now 'Free' of the Virus

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An unidentified patient being treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta is now "free of Ebola virus disease" and was discharged Sunday from the facility, the medical center said in a statement released Monday after

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  7. Ebola: Are Treatments, Vaccines on the Horizon?

    Editor's note: This story was updated on Oct. 20, 2014, with new information about drugs and vaccines for Ebola. Oct. 3, 2014 -- As the number of Ebola cases continues to grow, people around the world are eager for a treatment or vaccine that could trump the deadly infection. But only one of the thr

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  8. U.S. Preparing Tighter Ebola Infection Controls

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Oct. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials are planning to tighten recommendations for health care workers treating Ebola patients. The new guidelines, which haven't been formally unveiled, are expected to include recommendations for full-bo

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  9. Vitamin D Might Help Kids With Eczema

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily vitamin D supplements might help children with eczema that gets worse in the winter, a new study suggests. When eczema, a chronic inflammatory skin disorder, flares up in the winter it's known as winter-relat

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  10. WHO Admits Botched Response to Ebola in Africa

    By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The World Health Organization has admitted it dropped the ball with the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, according to a news report published Friday. In a draft internal memo obtained by the Associated Press, WHO bl

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