October 30, 2014
THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost one-fifth of Americans do daily battle with crippling, chronic pain, a large new survey reveals, with the elderly and women struggling the most.
THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- 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.
THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The skin condition eczema may increase slightly the risk of broken bones and injured joints, a new study reports.
THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Leprosy, although quite rare, continues to appear in the United States, a new U.S. government study reports.
THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of medical malpractice payments in the United States has dropped sharply since 2002, according to a new study.
THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- 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.
THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The World Bank pledged Thursday an additional $100 million in the fight against the Ebola outbreak wreaking havoc in West Africa.
THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- 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.
THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There are clear differences in the brains of people with chronic fatigue syndrome and the brains of healthy people, new research indicates.
THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In the world of 21st-century medicine, organ transplantation is nothing new.
THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Physical frailty may lead to worse five-year survival rates among kidney transplant patients, regardless of their age, a new study shows.
THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- 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.
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
(HealthDay News) -- 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.
(HealthDay News) -- Counseling can be an effective way to deal with life's many problems and challenges.



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