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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of American babies are getting the vaccines they need to protect them from serious illnesses, federal health officials said Thursday. More than 90 percent of children are getting the vaccines that pre

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects BP

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study done from the heights of Mount Everest, Italian researchers found that your blood pressure steadily increases if you ascend to great heights. They also found that a drug widely used to treat high blood pr

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  7. Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Someone who has been mugged in a dark alley will likely never want to return there, having associated that location with a fear of being attacked. But neuroscientists working with mice say they've discovered the brain

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  8. Why Aren't Rx Weight-Loss Drugs More in Demand?

    Aug. 27, 2014 -- Obesity costs the U.S. health-care system close to $150 billion a year -- not terribly surprising when you consider that more than a third of American adults are obese. That number, from 2009, is the latest reported by the CDC. Other estimates are even higher, and those costs are ex

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  9. States To Help Pay Obamacare Tax On Insurers

    By Phil Galewitz When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, it required health insurers, hospitals, device makers and pharmaceutical companies to share in the cost because they would get a windfall of new, paying customers.  But with an $8 billion tax on insurers due Sept. 30 -- the first time th

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  10. Antidepressants in Pregnancy Linked to Autism?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's been controversy for years over whether the use of common antidepressants by women during their pregnancies might raise the odds of mental health issues in their children. Now, a study involving more than 13,000

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