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  1. Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental Ebola drug previously given to two American aid workers successfully cured a group of monkeys infected with the deadly virus in laboratory tests, researchers report. The drug, ZMapp, prompted recovery in

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  2. Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The West African Ebola outbreak took a more deadly turn Friday with the World Health Organization announcing an estimated 500 new cases this week -- the biggest jump in infections so far. Most of the new cases arose in L

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  3. Is Any Amount of Alcohol Good For Us?

    Aug. 29, 2014 -- To drink or not to drink? It's a question not easily answered, at least when it comes to our health. Although we’ve heard for years that moderate drinking is good for our hearts, several recent studies have questioned that long-held belief. And earlier this year, the World Health Or

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  4. Doctor-Shopping for Painkillers Common After This

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one in five patients operated on for broken bones or other orthopedic trauma shops around for additional painkillers after surgery, a new study finds. Less-educated patients and patients who had used narcotic painkil

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  5. Many Foods' 'Trans-Fat-Free' Claims False: Study

    Aug. 29, 2014 -- Many processed foods contain more trans-fats than you might suspect, according to a New York City health department study. That's because many of the products that claim to be trans-fat-free actually contain some of the unhealthy fats. The researchers examined 4,340 top-selling pack

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  6. Concussion Recovery Might Reverse After Doing This

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes who seem to have recovered from a concussion may actually show a subtle worsening in a particular mental ability after they return to exercise, a small study suggests. The findings come from a study of 19 high scho

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  7. Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have found that sending electrical currents through the scalp to a specific network of brain structures can enhance people's memories, for up to a day. In a small study of healthy young adults, researchers used t

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  8. Your Family's Germs May Move With You

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your family carries its own unique population of bacteria that accompany you when you move to a new home, a new study finds. Over the course of six weeks, seven families -- with a total of 18 people, three dogs and one c

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  9. Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too much salt in the diet may worsen symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study from Argentina suggests. "Many environmental factors affect MS, such as vitamin D, smoking and Epstein Barr virus infection. Our stu

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  10. Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People: U.N.

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deadly Ebola outbreak hitting four West African nations could eventually infect more than 20,000 people, the World Health Organization announced Thursday. Already the largest Ebola outbreak ever, the viral infectio

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