October 2014 Headlines

UCSF Study Shows Link Between Sodas, Aging

Soft drinks could make you age prematurely by damaging your cells, according to a study at the University of California- San Francisco.

Dallas: 48 Released from 21-Day Ebola Quarantine

A batch of people who treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the Ebola patient who died in a Dallas hospital, have been released from their 21-day quarantine.

Doctor Warns Test for Ebola Has One Fatal Flaw

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Nancy Khardouri says test results on a person infected with Ebola will be negative until the virus builds up in the body.

New U.S. Health Care Ebola Protocol Outlined

Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday.

Ebola: Health Care Worker on Ship Cleared, Vaccine Going to WHO

Health care worker monitored for Ebola leaves Cruise Ship after showing no signs the virus. Meanwhile, a Canadian drug company is expected to ship experimental vaccine to WHO.

Congressman: CDC Ebola Response 'Unacceptable'

With Americans on high alert after a second nurse contracted Ebola in the U.S., lawmakers are demanding answers from the nation's top health officials.

Who's to Blame for CDC's 'Limited Ebola Funds'?

With Ebola fears mounting across the U.S., some are blaming the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for failing to do enough to protect Americans.

Show in the Sky: Comet Expected to Zoom Near Mars

An intergalactic event that happens about once in a million years is happening this weekend.

Obama Orders Deployment of Ebola SWAT Teams

The president is ordering medical "SWAT teams" be deployed to any hospital reporting a new case of Ebola. The move comes after revelations the CDC allowed a nurse who'd treated an infected patient to travel on an airplane.

Second TX Healthcare Worker Diagnosed with Ebola

A second Texas healthcare provider has tested positive for Ebola. The worker was among those who took care of Thomas Eric Duncan after he was diagnosed with the disease.

Americans Are Living Longer than Ever Before

Life expectancy is up and death rates are down in the United States, according to a new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Enterovirus Spread by Illegal Immigrant Children?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is still trying to find out why Enterovirus D-68 has affected so many children this year.

Runaway Train? Nations Race to Stop Ebola Pandemic

Thomas Duncan, the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., was remembered Wednesday night during a memorial in Dallas. His death has health officials on alert as they try to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

Study Finds Evidence of Life after Death

Life can continue after death, according to the largest medical study ever conducted on the subject.

This Is Your Teenager's Brain on Sugar

Too much sugar could be bad for your brain and your memory, especially for teenagers.

Hidden Epidemic: Millions of Americans Have STDs

Live Science reports there are nearly 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections in the United States every year.

'Spectacular' Blood Moon Eclipse Enthralls Millions

People in North America will be able to see the blood moon early Wednesday morning if skies are clear in their area.

CDC Director: 'We Will Stop Ebola in Its Tracks'

As the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States fights for his life in a Dallas hospital, health officials are monitoring nine high risk patients who came in direct contact with him.

Ebola Survivor Dr. Sacra Released again from Hospital

An American doctor who survived the deadly Ebola virus has been released again from the hospital after being re-admitted over the weekend.

Patient at DC Hospital Being Evaluated for Ebola

A possible case of Ebola is being investigated at Howard University Hospital in Washington D.C., according to The Hill newspaper and local news media.

Nightmare Scenario: Ebola 'Could Become Airborne'

As the Ebola outbreak continues to rage, the response both in Africa and the United States has been slow and questionable. Meanwhile, there are fears the virus could become airborne.

Ebola-Infected Doctor Back In Hospital

A Massachusetts doctor and missionary who was successfully treated for Ebola he contracted in Africa is back in the hospital.

CDC Probes Deaths of Children with Enterovirus

Four children with Enterovirus D-68 have died. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating whether their deaths were caused by the virus or something else.

The Ebola Outbreak: What Americans Need to Know

News of Ebola being diagnosed in America has many people wondering, "Should I worry?"

All Hands On Deck in Texas, Possible Ebola in Hawaii

The Ebola patient hospitalized in Dallas is in serious condition, but he's alert and praying with his family over the phone. Meanwhile, Hawaii health officials are monitoring a patient for symptoms that may be Ebola.

Mysterious Enterovirus Linked to Paralysis in Kids

The enterovirus attacks the respiratory system. Children who have it usually have difficulty breathing, a severe cough or wheezing. However, a new symptom is now being linked to the virus: paralysis.

Deadly Ebola Virus Reaches America. Now What?

Health experts are scrambling to follow the first diagnosed case of Ebola in America. The patient is a man who traveled from West Africa to Texas 11 days ago.