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Two Ebola Vaccines May Be Ready by 2015

Health officials announced Friday that millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready to use in 2015. If they prove effective, the vaccines could be a boost to the fight against the current West African Ebola outbreak that has claimed more than 4,800 lives.

FDA Approves Rx for Rare Type of Hemophilia

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new treatment Thursday for a rare form of hemophilia.

Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola in NYC

A New York City doctor who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa tested positive for Ebola Thursday. Health officials placed the patient in isolation and began the search for people who might have come into contact with him.

Chronic Diseases May Be Tied to Mental Health Problems

The difficulties of chronic disease can affect many areas of life — perhaps even mental health, suggests a new study.

Type 1 Diabetes Rate Rose Among White Youth

Type 1 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes diagnosed in children. And it appears that such diagnoses may have increased among one particular group of children.

Air Pollution May Play Role in Autism

Past research has posed many theories about factors that could influence autism in children, and the authors of a new study may have found one more. Children born in areas of high pollution may be more likely to have the disorder, the new study suggests.

Kidney Stone Patients May Be More Likely to Break Bones

Kidney stones are painful enough on their own. But they might put patients at risk for even more pain in the future, a new study found.

Blood Pressure Was Lower in Patients Who Visited Doctor More

High blood pressure may be about as common today as it was a decade ago, a new study found. But patients with high blood pressure who visited their doctor more often and who kept their high cholesterol in check were more likely to have lower blood pressure.

Fat Intake May Be on the Decline

In at least one area of the US, people have reduced their intake of dietary fats during the past three decades, a new study found. But some could still be eating the wrong types of fat.

Severe Headaches May Be Tied to Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery to aid weight loss has become more and more common. But a new study suggests it could be tied to a surprising side effect — a condition that causes severe headaches.