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  1. Middle-Aged Worse at Texting While Driving: Study

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risky mix of texting and driving may be more problematic for middle-aged drivers than it is for younger drivers, according to new research. However, that doesn't mean texting and driving is OK for any age group, the stud

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  2. George H.W. Bush Released From Hospital

    Dec. 30, 2014 -- President George H.W. Bush was released from a Houston-area hospital Tuesday, according to published reports. The 90-year-old former president was hospitalized on Dec. 22 for breathing problems. A spokesperson for Bush said the hospital stay was just a precaution. By Monday, his bre

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  3. Bats May Have Triggered W. Africa Ebola Outbreak

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Ebola epidemic in West Africa may have started with virus-infected bats, a new study says. Ebola epidemics are "zoonotic" in origin, spreading to humans through contact with bats or larger wildlife, according

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  4. Ebola Patient Being Treated in London

    Dec. 30, 2014 -- A health care worker who recently returned to Glasgow, Scotland, from Sierra Leone in West Africa has been diagnosed with Ebola. She's been transferred to a specialized unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London for treatment. The woman, who left Sierra Leone on Dec. 28, travelled to

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  5. Many Misled on Weight-Loss Supplements: Survey

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Think a pill you saw advertised on the Internet can miraculously help you shed unwanted pounds? You're not alone: A new Consumer Reports survey finds many Americans are misinformed about the quality and effectiven

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  6. Better Pain Relief After Knee Replacement Surgery?

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Postoperative pain is always a concern after knee replacement surgery, but a new study suggests a strategy that might give patients another way to ease discomfort. Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit not

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  7. FDA Approves Combo Pill for Alzheimer’s Disease

    Dec. 29, 2014 -- The FDA has approved a combination pill for moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease in people already being treated with both drugs. The pill, called Namzaric, combines memantine hydrochloride extended-release (Namenda) and donepezil hydrochloride (Aricept). The two drugs are often p

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  8. For Anorexic Men, the Focus Is on Muscle

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anorexia is typically associated with women, but a new report finds that men -- especially men obsessed with muscularity -- can develop the eating disorder, too. The Canadian researchers noted that an estimated 10 percent or

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  9. FDA OKs Fast-Acting Ebola Test

    Dec. 29, 2014 --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Swiss drug maker Roche's fast-acting Ebola test for emergency use. The test -- which checks for genetic traces of the often deadly virus -- offers results in about three hours, compared to many tests on the market that can take a day

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  10. Stem Cell Therapy for MS Shows Promise

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental therapy that kills off and then "resets" the immune system has given three years of remission to a small group of multiple sclerosis patients, researchers say. About eight in 10 patients given this treatm

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