ICYMI: “Chat-Worthy” News Recap

Recap for Week Ending Aug. 1, 2014: 

Bump Your Doctor? It May Be Less Germy Read article here

Study identifies global prevalence of hepatitis C virus genotypes Read article here

How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print Read article here

Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills Read article here


Molecule removal helps fight cancer Read article here

Cancer experts found removing FAK from blood vessels that grow in melanoma or lung cancer models helped make both chemotherapy and radiation therapies more effective

The Disturbing Link Between Sleep Deprivation And False Memories Read article here


Marijuana poses more risks than many realize Read article here


Bars offer new ‘cure’ after bar-hopping: IV drips in the arm Read article here

Surgeon general: Stop tanning and save your skin Read article here

Common inflammatory disorder increases heart attack, stroke risk Read article here

old lady having her blood pressure checked 

Night light exposure could make breast cancer tumors tamoxifen resistant Read article here

dim indoor lamp

Hormone-replacement therapy seems safe, study finds Read article here


2014’s most ‘Xtreme’ restaurant meal is a ‘monster’ Read article here

Monster burger

Heat Waves & Cold Snaps Kill 2,000 Each Year in US Read article here

The mercury rises within a thermometer on a hot day.

Researchers Fret as Social Media Lift Veil on Drug Trials Read article here

Surviving Ebola: For those who live through it, what lies ahead? Read article here

Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later Read article here

Depression linked to faster cognitive decline in old age Read article here

The Kids Who Beat Autism Read article here

FDA Strikes a Balance Between Access and Safety With ‘Breakthrough’ Drug Program Read article here

Study supports screening for ‘bubble boy’ disease Read article here


Certain Birth Control Pills Linked to Breast Cancer Risk Read article here

What Happens Once Ebola Patients Arrive in the US Read article here

The CDC Says You Shouldn’t Fly to Countries Hardest Hit by Ebola Outbreak Read article here

A nurse from Liberia sprays preventives to disinfect the waiting area for visitors at the ELWA Hospital where a US doctor Kent Bradley is being quarantined in the hospitals isolation unit having contracted the Ebola virus, Monrovia, Liberia, 28 July 2014.

NIH to launch early Ebola vaccine trial in September Read article here

F.D.A. Acts on Lab Tests Developed In-House Read article here