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Your Family's Germs May Move With You

08/28/2014 - Study found that bacteria followed people into their new home

Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says

08/28/2014 - World Health Organization unveils $489 million plan to combat the outbreak in West Africa

Young Driver's Gender May Play Role in Timing, Type of Crash

08/28/2014 - When, where crash happened affected by whether male or female was behind the wheel, study finds

Health Highlights: Aug. 28, 2014

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Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows

08/28/2014 - Expert and researcher say the findings highlight need for slow return to playing field

California Trees Harbor Fungus Deadly to People With HIV

08/28/2014 - A 13-year-old's science fair project helped the discovery along, researchers say

Eye Pigment May Help Vision in Hazy Conditions

08/28/2014 - Yellow pigment boosts the ability to see far-off objects through haze, researchers report

Health Tip: Eating When You're Not Hungry

08/28/2014 - Things that may spur unhealthy habit

Health Tip: Recognizing Hay Fever

08/28/2014 - The most common type of allergy

MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds

08/27/2014 - 5 percent chance of getting it, while experts cite a 25 percent chance of catching flu

Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says

08/27/2014 - Findings suggest doctors may repeat colonoscopies unnecessarily

Light Therapy a Good Option for Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions, Study Says

08/27/2014 - But it's more painful, time consuming than common treatment, dermatologist notes

'Half a Glass' Rule May Curb Overdrinking

08/27/2014 - Pouring less wine each time lowers chances of intoxication, researchers suggest

Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice

08/27/2014 - Manipulation of brain cells can switch negative emotions to positive ones, researchers say

Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have 'Hyper-Connected' Brain Networks

08/27/2014 - Finding might help predict, prevent and treat the disorder, researchers say

Overconfident Folks May Blind Others to Their Real Abilities

08/27/2014 - This self-deception can lead to risk taking, and problems for institutions that promote such people, study suggests

Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?

08/27/2014 - New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds

08/27/2014 - British researchers report it improved slumber, lowered daytime sleepiness

Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects Blood Pressure

08/27/2014 - Researchers also report blood-pressure drug works well at sea level but not at great heights

Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Crohn's Disease

08/27/2014 - Finding suggests genes, environment both play a part in development of the bowel disorder