Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are less trusting of the medical profession than people in many other countries -- even though they often like their own doctor, a new report finds.

U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. health care system ranks dead last compared to other industrialized nations when it comes to affordability and patient access, according to a new survey.

Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Over the last three decades, Americans have cut their intake of artery-clogging saturated and trans fats -- but not enough, new research shows.

Many Americans in Debt, Bankruptcy Paying for Cancer Care

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Besides the danger and worry from the disease itself, many Americans battling cancer are faced with high bills for medical care, two new reports show.

All U.S. Residents Returning From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Be Tracked, CDC Says

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Public health officials plan to actively monitor all U.S. residents returning home from one of the three Ebola-affected nations in West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.

Hospital Study Offers Solutions to 'Alarm Fatigue'

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Monitoring devices among intensive care patients set off 2.5 million alarms in one month at a U.S. hospital, a new study of "alarm fatigue" shows.

Recalled Supplements Linger on U.S. Store Shelves, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of dietary supplements recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because they contained banned ingredients remained on store shelves at least six months after they were recalled, a new study finds.

Discussing Ebola: Children Feel Safe, Calm When Adults Do, Too

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With so much news focused on the Ebola epidemic in Africa, parents and other caregivers should think about how to help children feel safe, experts say.

Where Ebola Battles Are Won

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Four hospitals that are home to advanced biocontainment facilities have become America's ground zero in the treatment of Ebola patients.

Health Highlights: Oct. 22, 2014

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