Genetics and Birth Defects in the News

New York, New Jersey to Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contacts

10/25/2014 - Move follows diagnosis of a New York City doctor, but many experts say rule is excessive

Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating

10/25/2014 - Make sure costumes are visible, discard homemade goodies, expert advises

Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression

10/24/2014 - Expert offers tips to compensate for reduced light exposure

Few U.S. Hospitals Ready to Handle Ebola, Survey Finds

10/24/2014 - Many don't have enough staff, training or equipment to control often deadly virus, experts say

Knowing Genetic Risk for Cancer May Not Change Behavior

10/24/2014 - 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

10/24/2014 - Current assessment methods were poor at predicting risk for those 50-54 in study

Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk

10/24/2014 - But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease

Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study

10/24/2014 - Getting too much, too little may raise chances of inflammatory bowel condition

Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study

10/24/2014 - Technique can trigger body's defense system to protect the heart, experts say

Researchers Say Antibiotics in Fish a Health Concern

10/24/2014 - Although levels are below government limits, scientists believe it contributes to antibiotic resistance

New Treatment Approved for Rare Form of Hemophilia

10/24/2014 - The bleeding disorder affects both males and females

Cadavers Beat Computers as Med School Teaching Tool, Study Finds

10/24/2014 - Researchers say future doctors and nurses learn more from the human body

Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation

10/24/2014 - Study bolsters the dual-allergen-exposure theory, expert says

Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?

10/24/2014 - Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study

Nurse Nina Pham Heading Home After Beating Ebola

10/24/2014 - She expressed thanks to those who helped treat her, and then met with President Obama at the White House

Health Highlights: Oct. 24, 2014

10/24/2014 -

Multiple Drug Use Raises Infection Risk for 'Swinging' Couples

10/24/2014 - Researchers cite need for safe sex practices

Teens Who Dine With Their Families May Be Slimmer Adults

10/24/2014 - Study found eating meals together once or twice a week was tied to lower risk of becoming overweight

Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed

10/24/2014 - Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by Dec. 15

New York City Ebola Patient in Stable Condition

10/24/2014 - Three contacts of Dr. Craig Spencer are in isolation; NYC mayor is urging calm

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