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(DALLAS) -- A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola from Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan is virus-free, her mother said in a statement obtained by ABC News.Amber Vinson became the second person to contract Ebola in the United States after she treated Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Duncan died of the virus on Oct. 8, and Vi...
(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) -- When Chad Carr fell and broke his nose, the four-year-old boy’s parents took him to a hospital. Medical staffers saw him and sent him home, but the incident had his mother thinking about all the other times her son had fallen.“I just said I think we have to take him back to the ER, I don’t think something&rsq...
(ATLANTA) -- All people returning to the United States from Ebola-affected countries will undergo 21-day monitoring, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Wednesday.Travelers arriving from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where Ebola has killed more than 4,000 people since the worst outbreak of the virus in history began in March...
(DALLAS) -- The dog of an Ebola-infected nurse has tested negative for the deadly virus.Bentley has been quarantined after its owner, Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola earlier this month.According to a statement from Dallas City Hall, the dog was tested Monday and will be tested again while he remains in quarantine for 21 days, similar to how hum...
(OMAHA, Neb.) -- Ashoka Mukpo, the freelance American journalist who caught Ebola and was discharged from Nebraska Medical Center on Wednesday, said he owes the hospital staff "a debt he can never repay."Mukpo, 33, a cameraman covering the Ebola outbreak in West Africa for NBC News, Vice and others, contracted the deadly virus. He was flown to Nebr...
(NEW YORK) -- What’s the matter with kids today? Not a lot, according to most adults who have youngsters running around the house although they'll admit that the responsibility of being a parent is also a strain.A survey of more than 131,000 adults by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that 84.1 percent of parents with children unde...
(NEW YORK) -- Get Real is an experimental sex education program used in a limited number of U.S. middle schools that seems to have been effective in getting some youngsters to put off having sex by the time they graduate the eighth grade.Planned Parenthood, in partnership with the Wellesley Centers for Women, says that Get Real involves regular sex...
(BOSTON) -- Coffee and beer are a couple of America’s favorite beverages but one may possibly be better than the other when it comes to couples who are having problems conceiving.According to a surprising study out of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, coffee consumption by men seems to impair infertility treatments. However, a ma...
(NEW YORK) -- If you can afford to do it, why not dine out as much as possible?Well, researchers at Queens College, City University of New York are advising against it and not purely for financial reasons.According to lead author Ashima Kant, when people dine frequently at restaurants, they run a higher risk of putting on the pounds and boosting ba...
(NEW YORK) -- No one's telling Americans not to take Ebola seriously. However, millions can start preparing now for another contagious disease: the flu.John Challenger, CEO of the outplacement company Challenger, Gray & Christmas, says that if this year's flu season is anything like last year's, it will be tremendous drain on the economy.Overal...
(NEW YORK) -- A study released on Tuesday by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research found that without exit screening, about three people infected with Ebola could fly out of West African nations impacted by the disease's outbreak each month.The study, published in The Lancet, analyzed historical flight itineraries and concluded that 2.8 travel...
(NEW YORK) -- When it comes to drowsy driving dangers, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that Americans need to wake up.The NTSB, for the first time, held a forum on drowsy driving in Washington, D.C.Mark Rosekind, a board member, said one of the biggest problems is that people underestimate just how tired they are.“Humans...
(MIDDLETOWN, Ohio) -- The 16-year-old girl who collapsed and died after visiting an Ohio haunted house was not “scared to death,” her family says.Christian Faith Benge was on a family trip last week to the Land of Illusions haunted house in Middletown last week when she collapsed.Benge’s mother, Jean Benge, said she and a paramedi...
(NEW ORLEANS) -- Two Louisiana utility workers have been indicted for allegedly failing to test the water supply for a brain-eating amoeba and then lying about it.In late August, St. John the Baptist Parish officials told 13,000 people in three Louisiana towns that the deadly amoeba, called Naegleria fowleri, had been found in their water supply. T...
(OMAHA, Neb.) -- The freelance cameraman who contracted Ebola while working with NBC in Liberia may be released from an isolation ward in Nebraska this week.Ashoka Mukpo was transported from Liberia to the Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment center on Oct. 6 and could be released this week if new tests confirm he no longer has the virus.The 33...
(DALLAS) -- Is there any reliable way to predict whether a child will grow up to be a murderer?Alex Piquero, a University of Texas at Dallas criminologist, says trying to figuring that out is extremely difficult.About the only two factors that many killers have in common is that their IQ is usually lower than other criminals and they were generally...
(NEW YORK) -- Want to know Michael Strahan’s secret weapon for getting into ripped, chiseled, rock solid Magic Mike-worthy shape? Meet his personal trainer, celebrity fitness guru, Latreal “La” Mitchell.As a Pro Football Hall-of-Famer, Strahan was already pretty physically fit. But Mitchell has helped transform his body into tip-t...
Posted 2014-10-21 06:07:36
(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Sugary soda seems to do more damage to the body than previously suspected.University of California San Francisco researchers contend, “Regular consumption of sugar-sweetened sodas might influence disease development, not only by straining the body’s metabolic control of sugars but also through accelerated cellular agi...
(NEW YORK) -- People love pasta but it's not exactly the healthiest thing for you. For example, the carbohydrates in pasta can cause weight gain while the glucose from the starch spikes the body's blood sugar.However, a show called Trust Me, I'm A Doctor on Britain's BBC suggests there's an easy way to reduce some of the less beneficial effects of ...
(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) -- Middle-aged Americans who don’t have a problem with getting older tend to take better care of their health.Eric Kim, a University of Michigan doctoral student, says in a study that too many people 50 and older seem resigned to the fact that a certain amount of physical and mental decay is inevitable so to them, it makes ...
(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Monday new guidance for the use of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers treating patients with Ebola.Noting successful and safe treatment of patients at Emory University Hospital, Nebraska Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health Clinical Cent...
(ATLANTA) -- A patient who was hospitalized at Emory University Hospital last month with the Ebola virus was discharged on Sunday, the hospital said.The patient, who was not identified, was the third Ebola patient treated at Emory University, following Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol. According to a hospital statement, the patient was discharge...
(DALLAS) --  The last nurse to leave the hospital room where Thomas Eric Duncan died has written a poem about the Ebola patient, penned during the sleepless days after Duncan's death, a source told ABC News.The source provided the poem to ABC News, noting that the nurse who wrote it asked to remain anonymous. Duncan, the first person in the Un...
(NEW YORK) -- Children whose parents work with Ebola patients are being disinvited from birthday parties, according to one hospital.Dr. Mark Rupp, an infectious disease specialist at the Nebraska Medical Center, spoke at the hospital in an attempt to calm fears surrounding the Ebola virus. During his remarks he mentioned that a child belonging to a...
(DALLAS) -- On Monday, nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital hailed as "heroes" their two colleagues who contracted Ebola caring for Thomas Eric Duncan -- the Liberian national who became the first person to be diagnosed with, and die of, Ebola in the United States.Despite criticism against the Dallas hospital for mishandling the Ebola situa...
(DALLAS) -- When Louise Troh, the fiancee of Ebola victim Thomas Duncan, emerged from a three week quarantine Monday she reached both hands up to heaven and said, "Praise to God."Troh has been in quarantine since Duncan was diagnosed with the disease. She was among 43 who were released from quarantine Monday.Troh was delighted to no longer be confi...
Posted 2014-10-20 11:25:28
(COLUMBIA, Mo.) -- You've probably heard time and time again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and yet, for a lot of folks, a quick cup of coffee and a slice of toast will suffice, if that.However, University of Missouri researchers say that people, and particularly, young adults, are doing themselves a disservice by not sitting ...
(PROVO, Utah) -- Siblings often fight like cats and dogs but they also may be helping each other in ways they never imagined.In a study, co-author Laura Padilla-Walker of Brigham Young University’s Department of Family Life found that having a sibling teaches children to be more compassionate and generous as they age.Padilla-Walker says this ...
Posted 2014-10-20 11:24:54
(HONG KONG) -- It's said that people like a sure thing. However, uncertainty can be more exciting.That's what's called the motivating-uncertainty effect, according to researchers at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and University of Hong Kong.Apparently, while knowing the outcome of something provides a relative degree of comfort,...
(NEW YORK) -- A new study finds a child is given the wrong medication every eight minutes.Researchers in Ohio studied reports over an 11-year period and found 700,000 medication errors in the United States.The most common mistake was accidentally giving a child medicine more than once. Henry Spiller, Director of the Central Ohio Poison Center at Na...
(NEW YORK) -- For more than 35 years ear specialist and surgeon Dr. Ronald Hoffman has searched for new treatments and devices to help hearing-impaired children. But no matter how impressive the newest hearing aids or cochlear implants were, Hoffman said he's seen many children bullied for being different."One of the moms told us that her son had t...
(MELBOURNE, Austalia) -- Having a drink at a bar may say more about a woman than she would like, particularly if people get the wrong idea about her intentions.Case in point: a study out of Deakin University School of Psychology in Melbourne, Australia, reveals that if a beer is placed next to a woman at a bar, the general consensus of men is that ...
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