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Researchers Studying New Drug to Help Combat Bad Cholesterol

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luiscar/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Researchers are looking into a new drug that could help patients with hard-to-control bad cholesterol levels. According to a study published in the Lancet medical journal, researchers say Evolocumab, an injectable drug, could help decrease LDL cholesterol. Many people with difficult-to-manage “bad” cholesterol levels are at higher risk of stroke and heart attack — making the management ... Read More »

Texas Ebola Patient Thomas Duncan Prayed With Family on Phone

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Creatas/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — The patient who became the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has been identified as a former chauffeur from Liberia who prayed with family members by phone on Wednesday. The patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, is being treated at an isolation unit at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Duncan, who is in his mid-30s, spoke ... Read More »

West Africa Ebola Transmission Still ‘Persistent and Widespread,’ WHO Says

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Pawel Gaul/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MONROVIA, Liberia) — The World Health Organization provided a new update on Wednesday, confirming that the number of deaths in the West Africa Ebola outbreak is at 3,338, with nearly 4,000 more sickened. The disease has spread to five countries — Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone — infecting 7,178 people. The report also notes that 39 percent ... Read More »

It’s ‘Not Impossible’ Others in US Could Contract Ebola, CDC Head Says

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This undated photograph shows a CDC scientist pipetting specimens in the Biosafety Level 4 Influenza Laboratory, Atlanta, GA. (James Gathany/CDC)(ATLANTA) — The country’s top medical official who has vowed to stop Ebola “in its tracks” in the U.S., conceded Wednesday that it’s “not impossible” that others will contract the disease. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control ... Read More »

Happy National Kale Day, All You Haters

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Dr. Drew Ramsey has started a petition to declare today, the first Wednesday in October, National Kale Day. “National Kale Day is a celebration that aims to increase awareness, access, and education about the positive health benefits of eating more kale,” said Ramsey, a practicing psychiatrist who also happens to be co-author of the book, 50 ... Read More »

‘Thank You for Saving My Life’: Amy Robach Meets Breast Cancer Survivor

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Amy Robach underwent her first-ever mammogram last year, live on ABC’s Good Morning America for breast cancer awareness month, but never imagined she’d hear the words: “You have breast cancer.” Deb Greig was watching from her home in Charleston, South Carolina. The former news director at ABC News’ Charleston affiliate, WCIV, knew of Robach early on ... Read More »

A Granny Smith a Day Keeps Bad Gut Bacteria at Bay

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iStock/Thinkstock(PULLMAN, Wash.) — When it comes to knowing what’s best for your health, granny knows best. Granny Smith, that is, as in the tart green apple that’s very popular this time of year. Washington State University researchers say that while all apples contain non-digestible compounds that have certain health benefits, it’s the Granny Smith in particular that possibly prevents some ... Read More »