Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans

FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental Ebola drug previously given to two American aid workers successfully cured a group of monkeys infected with the deadly virus in laboratory tests, researchers report.

Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says

FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The West African Ebola outbreak took a more deadly turn Friday with the World Health Organization announcing an estimated 500 new cases this week -- the biggest jump in infections so far.

Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have found that sending electrical currents through the scalp to a specific network of brain structures can enhance people's memories, for up to a day.

Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says

THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deadly Ebola outbreak hitting four West African nations could eventually infect more than 20,000 people, the World Health Organization announced Thursday.

Heart Studies Don't Reflect Real-World Patients, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who take part in clinical trials of new heart disease treatments are generally younger and healthier than the typical heart patient, a new study confirms.

VA Hospital Delays Didn't Cause Deaths, Investigators Say

TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Investigators with the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department say there's no evidence that any deaths at a Phoenix VA hospital -- the center of a nationwide scandal -- were caused by delays in care.

Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of complications when implanting deep brain stimulation devices in the brains of people with Parkinson's disease is no greater in older patients than younger ones, a new study shows.

Fewer Painkiller Deaths in States With Medical Marijuana: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- States that have legalized medical marijuana tend to experience an unexpected benefit -- fewer overdose deaths from narcotic painkillers, a new study suggests.

Mental Decline a Risk Factor for Stroke, Study Suggests

MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Declining mental skills appear to raise a person's odds for a stroke, a new study suggests.

One Part of the Brain Doesn't Age, Study Suggests

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- At least one part of an older person's brain can still process information as well as younger people, according to new research.