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U.S. Health Officials Resist Ban on Travel From West Africa

10/16/2014 - Such a ban would make it much harder to track those who might be infected with Ebola, CDC director testifies

Most Kindergartners Are Getting Their Shots: CDC

10/16/2014 - Still, small percentage of parents refuse vaccinations for their kids, experts note

Detergent Pods Pose Risk to Kids' Eyes, Researchers Warn

10/16/2014 - Young children may be attracted to the brightly colored chemicals, study suggests

'To Burn Off Calories in This Soda, Walk 5 Miles'

10/16/2014 - Teens drank fewer sugary drinks when energy content info was converted to exercise, study found

More Evidence That Exercise May Help Fight Depression

10/16/2014 - But low mood can be a barrier to physical activity, study finds

1st Dallas Nurse With Ebola Headed to NIH Facility in Maryland

10/16/2014 - Second nurse has also been transferred from Dallas hospital that has been criticized for its handling of Ebola patient

Gut Microbes Tied to Jet Lag, Shift-Work Weight Gain

10/16/2014 - Body's helpful bacteria may have internal clocks, too, researchers suggest

Teens Still Sending Naked Pictures Via Cellphone

10/16/2014 - New study suggests one in five 'sexts,' despite potential consequences

If You Do Gain Weight, Polyunsaturated Fats May Prevent Some Damage

10/16/2014 - Sunflower oil linked to better cholesterol readings, study finds

Esbriet, Ofev Approved to Treat Deadly Lung Disease

10/16/2014 - Drugs help slow decline of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Health Highlights: Oct. 16, 2014

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Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds

10/16/2014 - Nature of connection isn't clear, but both conditions can be treated, experts say

Ebola Nurse From Dallas Transferred to Atlanta Medical Center

10/16/2014 - Emory University Hospital is one of four facilities nationwide with isolation units designed to treat infectious diseases

ER Visits Linked to Synthetic Pot More Than Double, Report Finds

10/16/2014 - Misperception that it is safe makes it especially dangerous, experts say

Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Breast Cancer Survival

10/16/2014 - Proper diet, exercise, weight control among factors that may help, experts say

Is 'Slow and Steady' Weight Loss Really the Best Approach?

10/16/2014 - Study suggests some overweight people might get better results from more aggressive dieting

Health Tip: Teach Kids About Pedestrian Safety

10/16/2014 - Cross the street only at the corner

Health Tip: Pain in the Foot?

10/16/2014 - See a doctor if you have symptoms of arthritis

Immune Therapy Induces Remission for Many With a Tough-to-Treat Blood Cancer

10/15/2014 - But, some advanced acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients relapsed, study finds

Limiting Malpractice Claims May Not Curb Costly Medical Tests

10/15/2014 - ER charges haven't declined in 3 states with legislative reforms, study says