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'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds

Each year, people across the United States spend an estimated 30 billion hours caring for older relatives and friends, which costs $522 billion, according to new research.
Fewer Malpractice Claims Paid in U.S.

The number of medical malpractice payments in the United States has dropped sharply since 2002, according to a new study.
Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports

Leprosy, although quite rare, continues to appear in the United States, a new U.S. government study reports.
4 Steps Could Quell Ebola in West Africa, Researchers Say

A full-court press involving all public health tactics known to prevent Ebola transmission will be required to quell the current West African epidemic, a new study reports.
World Bank Pledges $100M More to Fight West Africa's Ebola Outbreak

The World Bank pledged Thursday an additional $100 million in the fight against the Ebola outbreak wreaking havoc in West Africa.
Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma

Wearing masks made of latex and taking hayrides are among the Halloween festivities that could be risky for children with asthma, according to the American Lung Association.
Would Alternative Payment Plan Cut Medical Bills?

New research supports replacing the traditional way of reimbursing doctors for care -- paying for each service provided -- with an alternative system that gives a set amount of money to health care organizations for patient care.
Health Highlights: Oct. 30, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Dress Kids in Safe Halloween Costumes

Halloween costumes may be scary and spooky, but they should still be safe. Parents should make sure costumes don't obstruct vision or increase the risk of falls.
FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis

A new vaccine that could help prevent some cases of life-threatening meningococcal disease was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday.

 

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