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Cameraman Treated for Ebola Now 'Free' of the Virus

TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) - The freelance cameraman who was diagnosed with Ebola while working for NBC News in Liberia has cleared the virus from his system and can leave the special isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center where he had been treated for the past two weeks, the hospital said Tuesday.
Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper

A crucial part of conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF) -- the incubation of embryos in a laboratory dish -- can instead take place in a device inside the vagina, new research suggests.
Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns

Despite potential health benefits, chia seeds may pose a risk if they are not consumed properly, according to new research.
Tire Company Sets Standard for Ebola Care in Liberia: CDC

Measures taken by Firestone officials at the company's rubber tree plantation in Ebola-ravaged Liberia may have limited the spread of the disease there and could prove effective elsewhere, researchers report.
Ebola Vaccines May Be Deployed in West Africa by January, Officials Say

A pair of promising Ebola vaccines could be deployed against the outbreak ravaging three West African nations by January, experts say.
Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage

Two sisters in high school have developed ways to measure lung and heart damage.
Research Shows No Link Between Vaccinations, Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

A new study finds no link between vaccines and increased risk of multiple sclerosis or similar nervous system diseases.
Health Highlights: Oct. 21, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Living With a Smoker Like Living in a Polluted City: Study

Nonsmokers who live with smokers are exposed to triple the World Health Organization's recommended safe levels of harmful air particles, a new study warns.
Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself

Headlines remain riveted on the three Ebola cases in Dallas. But, mental health specialists say overblown fear is a much bigger health threat to Americans.

 

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