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  1. WHO Admits Botched Response to Ebola in Africa

    By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The World Health Organization has admitted it dropped the ball with the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, according to a news report published Friday. In a draft internal memo obtained by the Associated Press, WHO bl

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  2. Vitamin D Might Help Kids With Eczema

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily vitamin D supplements might help children with eczema that gets worse in the winter, a new study suggests. When eczema, a chronic inflammatory skin disorder, flares up in the winter it's known as winter-relat

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  3. This May Prevent Some Damage With Weight Gain

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Muffins -- and other fatty foods -- can definitely put on the pounds, but those made with polyunsaturated oil may be safer for your heart than if they're made with saturated fats like butter, a small study suggests. Th

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  4. ER Visits Linked to Synthetic Pot More Than Double

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of visits to U.S. emergency rooms linked to synthetic pot -- also known as "K2" or "Spice" -- have more than doubled in recent years, U.S. officials reported Thursday. "Synthetic cannabinoids are a growing pub

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  5. 'To Burn Off Calories in This Soda, Walk 5 Miles'

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Alerting teens about how much walking or running they would have to do in order to burn off the calories in a soda or other sugary drink might convince them to choose a lower-calorie beverage, researchers say. "People do

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  6. More Evidence Exercise May Help Fight Depression

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Physically active people are less likely to show signs of depression, a new study finds. And exercise can help improve mood in people who already feel depressed, but there's a catch: Depressive symptoms appear to be a ba

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  7. Fear of Ebola Spreading Faster Than Virus in U.S.

    Oct. 16, 2014 -- Has the fear of Ebola gone too far? Passengers who shared Frontier Airlines flight 1143 with Amber Vinson, the second nurse to catch Ebola in Dallas, suddenly found their lives upended this week -- not because they were sick, or even likely to get sick, but because of Ebola anxiety.

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  8. Most Kindergartners Are Getting Their Shots: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most American kids entering kindergarten are getting their required vaccinations, a new report shows. Coverage for the 2013-2014 school year ranged from 95 percent for the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping co

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  9. Gut Microbes and Jet Lag, Shift-Work Weight Gain

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Disruptions in the human circadian clock can throw off microbes in the gut, potentially boosting the risk of obesity, a new study suggests. The results may help explain why shift workers and people who get jet lag by tra

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  10. CA Insurance Exchange Gears Up For Round Two

    By Anna Gorman California’s insurance exchange began mailing renewal notices this week to more than 1.1 million people already enrolled in health plans, officials announced Thursday. Consumers who want to make changes must do so by Dec. 15 for coverage effective Jan. 1, while those who want to keep

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