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Loss Of Smell May Be Predictor Of Death

Posted On October 01, 2014

(Undated) -- The sense of smell appears to be a great indicator of one's overall health. New research shows that when older people lose their sense of smell, they're one step closer to death's door. A study of three-thousand people between the ages of 57 and 85 showed nearly forty-percent of those who failed a…

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted On October 01, 2014

(Undated) -- October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The annual campaign is meant to increase awareness of the disease, and to stress the importance of early detection. The CDC notes breast cancer is the second-most-commonly diagnosed cancer among women, behind only skin cancer. Doctors say women between the ages of 50 and 74-years-old should get…

Ebola Outbreaks In Nigeria, Senegal Contained

Posted On October 01, 2014

(Undated) -- The fight to contain Ebola is making big gains in Africa. American and international health officials say outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal have been contained. It's a welcome development as fears grow that the deadly virus could spread out of control across the continent. The virus is continuing to spread in the hardest-hit…

Hops Compound Found To Boost Brains

Posted On October 01, 2014

(Undated) -- Researchers say a compound found in a basic ingredient of beer can be good for the brain. An Oregon State University study shows a flavonoid found in hops could slow down memory degradation in humans and animals. The study suggests the compound could be used to treat cognitive problems, but it won't be…

Dallas Ebola EMS Crew, Ambulance In Isolation

Posted On October 01, 2014

(Dallas, TX) -- The ambulance and the emergency crew that transported an Ebola patient in Dallas, are now in isolation. Norman Seals with Dallas Fire and Rescue says the EMS crew will be quarantined for several days.   Mayor Mike Rawlings says both emergency medical services crew members have been quarantined while doctors determine whether…