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Health Tip: When Your Child Needs to Lose Weight
Get doctor's approval before starting a diet

Health Tip: Watch the Road on Halloween
Be careful of trick-or-treaters

New York City Ebola Patient in Stable Condition
Three contacts of Dr. Craig Spencer are in isolation; NYC mayor is urging calm

Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed
Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by Dec. 15

Teens Who Dine With Their Families May Be Slimmer Adults
Study found eating meals together once or twice a week was tied to lower risk of becoming overweight

Multiple Drug Use Raises Infection Risk for 'Swinging' Couples
Researchers cite need for safe sex practices

Health Highlights: Oct. 24, 2014

Cadavers Beat Computers as Med School Teaching Tool, Study Finds
Researchers say future doctors and nurses learn more from the human body

Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation
Study bolsters the dual-allergen-exposure theory, expert says

Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?
Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study

Nurse Nina Pham Heading Home After Beating Ebola
She expressed thanks to those who helped treat her, and then met with President Obama at the White House

New Treatment Approved for Rare Form of Hemophilia
The bleeding disorder affects both males and females

Researchers Say Antibiotics in Fish a Health Concern
Although levels are below government limits, scientists believe it contributes to antibiotic resistance

Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study
Getting too much, too little may raise chances of inflammatory bowel condition

Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk
But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease

Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study
Technique can trigger body's defense system to protect the heart, experts say

Knowing Genetic Risk for Cancer May Not Change Behavior
Study found those who knew they had greater chance of getting colon cancer no more likely to be screened

Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk
Current assessment methods were poor at predicting risk for those 50-54 in study

Few U.S. Hospitals Ready to Handle Ebola, Survey Finds
Many don't have enough staff, training or equipment to control often deadly virus, experts say

Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression
Expert offers tips to compensate for reduced light exposure

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