'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds

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.

World Bank Pledges $100M More to Fight West Africa's Ebola Outbreak

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.

4 Steps Could Quell Ebola in West Africa, Researchers Say

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.

Frailty Tied to Lower Survival Rates After Kidney Transplant

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.

Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving hormone therapy to men with prostate cancer who also have certain heart problems may increase their odds of dying from a heart-related cause, a new study suggests.

Ebola Outbreak in Liberia May Be Slowing: WHO

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Ebola outbreak in Liberia -- one of three West African nations ravaged by the disease -- may be slowing, World Health Organization officials said Wednesday.

Is Milk Your Friend or Foe?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking lots of milk could be bad for your health, a new study reports.

Second Dallas Nurse With Ebola to Be Released From Hospital

TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The second Dallas nurse who became infected with Ebola while caring for a Liberian man -- the first diagnosed case of the disease in the United States -- has recovered and will be released Tuesday from the hospital.

Health Tip: Seniors Shouldn't See Exercise as a Chore

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise is healthy at any age, particularly to seniors. Making exercise fun can help you stick with your program.

CDC Clarifies Treatment Policies for Ebola Workers

MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Federal health officials issued new guidelines Monday for classifying and monitoring people at risk for Ebola exposure, whether they are returning home from the West African outbreak zone or caring for patients in the United States.