Cruise Ship Passenger Linked to Ebola Back on Shore

SUNDAY, Oct. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A cruise ship carrying a lab worker who was being monitored for Ebola returned to its Galveston, Texas, port early Sunday morning, cruise line officials said.

Obama Urges Calm in Ebola Scare, Opposes Travel Ban

SATURDAY, Oct. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- President Barack Obama on Saturday asked Americans not to give way to panic over Ebola, and he repeated his opposition to a travel ban for flights from affected countries in West Africa.

Dieters May Be Thwarted by Absence of Healthy Foods

SATURDAY, Oct. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even determined dieters can fail if they don't have a good selection of healthy foods nearby, researchers say.

Athletic Trainers' Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes should undergo heart screening before they play competitive sports, according to new guidelines released by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA).

Two-Pronged Program Looks Best for Helping Smokers Quit

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of counseling and medication greatly increases smokers' chances of quitting, according to new research.

Dads Face Guilt About Workouts, Just Like Moms Do

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fathers face many of the same family and work barriers to exercise as mothers, new research indicates.

Upbeat Walking Style Might Lift Your Mood

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The way you walk can affect your mood, according to a new study.

WHO Admits Botched Response to Ebola in Africa

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The World Health Organization has admitted it dropped the ball with the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, according to a news report published Friday.

Frequent Dining Out Might Widen Your Waistline, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Love to dine out? You could be at higher risk for becoming overweight and having poorer cholesterol levels than people who prefer to eat at home, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Oct. 17, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: