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Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new experimental drug has saved a group of rhesus monkeys from deadly Marburg virus, a very close cousin of Ebola virus that kills up to 90 percent of those it infects, researchers report.

Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New research reveals that, long ago, sea mammals may have played a role in the global spread of the infectious disease known as tuberculosis.

Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn’t Raise Risk of Falls, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study found no evidence to support the widely held belief that intensive treatment for high blood pressure increases patients’ risk of falls and broken bones.

White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — White, straight women are much more likely to seek treatment for infertility than minority, bisexual or lesbian women, a new study finds.

Feeling Stressed? 6 Exercises That Make it Go Away

The summer sun brings longer days, but sadly, no more hours to help complete life’s routine responsibilities.

7 Ways Debt Is Bad for Your Health

Photo: Getty Images Debt: Everybody’s got it, so how bad can it really be for you? It’s true, we are a nation in the red—student-loan debt has doubled since 2007, credit-card debt is on the rise, and more than a third of Americans haven’t paid their bills in so long they’ve got collection agencies after them.

Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Lupus and other rheumatic diseases can cause neurological symptoms such as headaches and seizures, which can delay a correct diagnosis for months, a new report says.

Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Taking the widely used antibiotic clarithromycin may boost some patients’ odds of dying from heart-related causes, a new study suggests.

All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A group representing U.S. obstetricians is calling for all pregnant women to get a flu shot.

‘Bubble Boy’ Disease May Be More Common Than Thought

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A rare birth disorder that dismantles a baby’s immune system is twice as common as once believed, a new study of more than 3 million infants says.

Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The weeks after a hospital discharge may be a great time to help smokers quit the habit, and one study suggests a particular program might help.

Viral Video About Sun Damage is ‘No Gimmick,’ Expert Says

Just how much sun damage do you have? A video posted to YouTube last Friday still has millions of viewers wondering.

Many With Schizophrenia Say They’re Happy: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Even though schizophrenia is one of the most severe forms of mental illness, nearly 40 percent of people with the disorder say they’re happy, new research contends.

For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds

By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Smoking while pregnant or around an infant has long been linked to development of asthma and allergies in young children.

2 Vaccines Help Cut Bacteria That Cause Meningitis, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two new vaccines can reduce the spread of meningitis by reducing the number of meningitis-causing bacteria that people carry, according to a new study.

Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly

By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Kidney injury can be added to the list of possible harms related to use of three antipsychotic medications often prescribed to treat behavioral symptoms of dementia in older adults, a new study finds.

Get Inspired By This Ace Little League Pitcher—a 13-Year-Old Girl

Courtesy of Little League Baseball World Series/ If you spent any of your formative years on a playground, at some point you probably heard someone utter the totally sexist and derogatory phrase: “You throw like a girl!

Good Neighors Are Good For Your Heart

Getty Images MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Having good neighbors may reduce your heart attack risk, new research suggests.

6 Surprising Reasons Eating Right Pays Off

Photo: Getty Images Eating healthy can make you look and feel better, but it can also be great for your wallet.

Good Neighbors Are Good for Your Heart, Study Says

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Having good neighbors may reduce your heart attack risk, new research suggests.