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International Walk To School Day

Posted On October 08, 2014

(Undated) -- Our parents might have been on to something when they used to tell us how they walked to school, uphill, both ways in the snow and were better, stronger people for it. Today is International Walk to School Day and Lauren Marketty, head of the National Center of Safe Routes To School, says…

NYC Send Actors To Hospital ERs To Test Ebola Preparedness

Posted On October 08, 2014

(New York, NY) -- New York City is sending actors to hospital emergency rooms to test Ebola preparedness. Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett says the city is well-prepared to detect the virus, isolate a patient and protect the public.   Dr. Bassett says the City Health Department has gotten dozens of calls from doctors concerned…

Smoking, Drinking May Cause Oral HPV

Posted On October 07, 2014

(Undated) -- Smoking and drinking my lead to HPV, or human papillomavirus. A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association says those who smoke -- and even those who exposed to secondhand smoke -- have a higher frequency of developing oral HPV type 16. HPV type 16 is what causes over 90-percent…

U.S. Airports To Soon Have Additional Screening Procedures

Posted On October 07, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Health officials will be announcing new Ebola screening procedures at U.S. airports within days. Part of the new protocols may include screening passengers after they land in the U.S., in an attempt to catch those who may have developed symptoms of the virus mid-flight. Industry experts say however, that new procedures would…

Study: Antibacterial Clothing May Be A Scam

Posted On October 07, 2014

(Alberta, Canada) -- A new study from the University of Alberta really stinks. According to researchers, antibacterial or "anti-odor" clothing is anything but. While lab tests showed the fabrics did display major reductions in bacterial activity, there was no measurable difference in bacterial growth when worn against human skin. The study says numerous factors, including…