August 2014 Headlines

'Miraculous Day' as US Ebola Patients Sent Home

The two American missionaries who had contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital. Dr. Kent Brantly called it a "miraculous day."

Feds Dump Cold Water on ALS Bucket Challenge

People all over social media are dumping buckets of ice water on their head to raise awareness for ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

Running Extends Lifespan Despite Your Size, Shape

Did you know that just a little bit of running, even very slow running, can help you live longer?

Government Healthcare Killing the Family Practice?

Thanks to increased pressure from the government, Medicare, and insurance companies, an increasing number of family doctors are closing their doors on private practice.

Study Shows High Correlation Between Obesity, Cancer

Being overweight and obese have been closely linked to 10 common cancers, according to the biggest study ever done on the relationship between cancer and body weight.

Doctors Gave Up on Her Son, But She Kept Praying...

A Texas mother and son are giving all the glory to God for the young man's miraculous recovery.

Mental, Developmental Disabilities in Kids on the Rise

Mental and developmental disabilities are on the rise among children in the United States, but physical disabilities for problems like asthma are on the decline.

More Colo. Newborns Exposed to Pot in the Womb

Since marijuana became legal in Colorado, health experts at Children's Hospital Colorado report they're finding more newborns have been exposed to pot - both in the womb and through breastfeeding.

 

Nurse with Ebola Getting Better, 'Joking a Little'

The son of Nancy Writebol, the American nurse who contracted Ebola while working as a missionary in Liberia, said his mother is getting better.

Missionaries Returning to the US to Be Quarantined

Missionaries from the Charlotte, North Carolina-based SIM USA, who worked with Ebola patients in Liberia, will be returning to the United States.

Ebola Now an 'International Health Emergency'

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now an international public health emergency, World Health Organization officials announced Friday.

Vitamim D Deficiency Could Double Dementia Risk

Older people who don't have enough Vitamin D in their system could be at double the risk of developing dementia.

Newly Discovered Gene Linked with Breast Cancer

Scientists have discovered a link between a newly identified gene called PALB2 and breast cancer.

Ebola Spins Out of Control, Many Cases Unreported

The death toll is still rising from the Ebola virus in West Africa, with health experts calling it the worst outbreak of the disease the world has ever seen.

Ebola Virus: The Facts You Need to Know

As the deadly Ebola virus gains more attention around the globe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning Americans to avoid travel to some West African nations.

Doc Sick with Ebola Shows Signs of Improvement

The American doctor who was infected with the virus while doing missions work in Liberia is showing signs of improvement at an Atlanta hospital.