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  1. Despite Cleaning, Endoscopes May Pass on E. coli

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An E. coli outbreak at an Illinois hospital was caused by endoscopes that had bacterial contamination despite being disinfected in the recommended way, a new study says. The outbreak occurred among patients who underwent p

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  2. Some People Are Born Java Junkies, Study Suggests

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Folks who chug lots of coffee may have their genetics to thank for their java cravings, a new study says. Researchers have linked six genes to a person's coffee consumption. All of the genes are related to the body's res

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  3. Dallas Ebola Patient on Ventilator, Getting Dialysis

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States is in critical but stable condition, with machines performing life-sustaining functions as he struggles with the deadly virus, federal officials said Tuesday. Liberi

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  4. Screen Everyone Over 45 for Diabetes: U.S. Task Force

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every American over the age of 45 should be screened for both type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, a U.S. task force has recommended. "For people with abnormal blood sugar, changes in their lifestyle, such as eating healthier

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  5. Hospital Antibiotic Use and Germ Resistance

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About half of all U.S. hospital patients receive antibiotics, and these drugs are commonly the ones more likely to promote the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a new study found. "This is where the bad bugs spread, i

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  6. Ovarian Cancer DNA Found in Vaginal Fluid: Report

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have found it's possible to detect ovarian cancer gene mutations in vaginal fluid samples -- a finding they hope is a step toward an effective screening test for the disease. In a pilot study, researchers were abl

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  7. Certain Meds, Driving Can Be Deadly Mix: FDA

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Thinking about taking a drive after popping some over-the-counter medications? Better check the label first, warn experts at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency cautions that some common nonprescription medic

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  8. Tobacco Tied to Higher Risk of Oral HPV Infection

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco use in any form appears to be linked to an increased risk of infection with oral human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16), a virus that can cause cancers of the mouth and throat, according to Johns Hopkins University

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  9. MRI May Spot Early Signs of Mental Decline

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An MRI scan that measures blood flow in the brain may help predict which older adults are at risk for future memory loss, a preliminary study suggests. The researchers found that, in some apparently healthy older adults, the

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  10. How Do You Get Ebola, Really?

    Oct. 6, 2014 -- Amid continued confusion over how Ebola spreads, the World Health Organization issued new guidance on Monday aimed at public education.  First, the agency says, the virus is not airborne. Catching it through the air would depend on getting an infectious dose of the virus from a suspe

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