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  1. 2nd American Infected With Ebola Arrives in U.S.

    Aug. 5, 2014 -- As the second American infected with Ebola in Liberia returned to the United States, health officials were trying to determine how both became infected with the virus. Both Nancy Writebol, who arrived in Atlanta on Tuesday, and Dr. Kent Brantly were working under strict patient care

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  2. Labeling Rules for Gluten-Free Products Take Effect

    Aug. 6, 2014 -- New U.S. labeling regulations for products that claim to be gluten free are a "major milestone," according to an expert. Under the Food and Drug Administration rules that take effect Tuesday, packaged food labeled as being gluten free cannot contain more than 20 parts per million of

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  3. Childhood UTI May Bring Lasting Harm to Kidneys

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Urinary tract infections are the most common serious bacterial infections in young children, and almost one of every eight kids who gets one will end up with scarring on the kidneys and an increased risk of kidney failur

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  4. Portable Monitors OK for Spotting Sleep Apnea: New Guidelines

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For most people, portable sleep monitors are an adequate substitute for an overnight stay in a sleep laboratory for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, according to new guidelines issued by the American College of Ph

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  5. Need to Spot a Narcissist? Just Ask Them

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Self-absorbed narcissists can ruin your day, but a new study suggests an easy way to detect one: Just ask. That's because truly narcissistic people don't see the character trait as a flaw and are more than willing

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  6. Lidocaine Injection May Help Treat Fibromyalgia

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The pain of fibromyalgia might be eased with injections of the painkiller lidocaine, a new study suggests. People with fibromyalgia complain of chronic pain throughout their body as well as an increased sensitivity

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  7. Top 10 Most Prescribed, Top-Selling Drugs

    Aug. 5, 2014 -- There's been little change in the top-prescribed and top-selling prescription drugs in the United States, according to the latest data from research firm IMS Health. Synthroid (levothyroxine) continues to be the nation's most-prescribed drug, and the antipsychotic Abilify (aripiprazo

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  8. Women Over 75 May Benefit From Mammograms

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women 75 and older may still benefit from routine mammograms, according to new research. However, not everyone agrees with this study's conclusions. "Mammography detects breast cancer early, when it's more treatable and

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  9. Experimental Ebola Serum Grown in Tobacco Leaves

    Aug. 4, 2014 -- ZMapp, the experimental treatment rushed to two Americans infected with Ebola in Africa, is grown in specially modified leaves of tobacco -- a plant better known for harming health than healing. “We complied with a request from Emory University and Samaritan’s Purse to provide a very

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  10. American Ebola Patient Improving

    Editor’s note: This story was updated on August 4, 2014. Aug. 1, 2014 -- An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola virus was improving Monday after arriving in Atlanta on Saturday, according to the aid organization he works for. Dr. Kent Brantly is being treated in a special isolation unit a

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