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Today's health science headlines from the sources selected by our team:

Ebola or not? Rapid test for the virus not here yet
(HealthDay)—"Diagnosing Ebola is very different from treating Ebola."
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:00:42 GMT

'Desensitized' parents let kids watch more movie violence, sex
(HealthDay)—When parents become desensitized to violence and sex in movies, they may also become more lax about their children's exposure to both onscreen, a new study suggests.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:00:42 GMT

Children who drink non-cow's milk are twice as likely to have low vitamin D
Children who drink non-cow's milk such as rice, almond, soy or goat's milk, have lower levels of vitamin D in their blood than those who drink cow's milk, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:00:42 GMT

Detergent Pods Pose Risk to Kids' Eyes, Researchers Warn
Title: Detergent Pods Pose Risk to Kids' Eyes, Researchers Warn
Category: Health News
Created: 10/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:30:29 GMT

Most Kindergartners Are Getting Their Shots: CDC
Title: Most Kindergartners Are Getting Their Shots: CDC
Category: Health News
Created: 10/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:30:29 GMT

U.S. Health Officials Resist Ban on Travel From West Africa
Title: U.S. Health Officials Resist Ban on Travel From West Africa
Category: Health News
Created: 10/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:30:29 GMT

Lab-developed intestinal organoids form mature human tissue in mice
Researchers have successfully transplanted 'organoids' of functioning human intestinal tissue grown from pluripotent stem cells in a lab dish into mice -- creating an unprecedented model for studying diseases of the intestine. Scientists said that, through additional translational research, the findings could eventually lead to bioengineering personalized human intestinal tissue to treat gastrointestinal diseases.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:30:29 GMT

Major breakthrough could help detoxify pollutants
A major breakthrough could lead to more effective methods for detoxifying dangerous pollutants like PCBs and dioxins, scientists say. The result is a culmination of 15 years of research. It details how certain organisms manage to lower the toxicity of pollutants. 
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:30:29 GMT

Tear duct implant effective at reducing pain, inflammation in cataract surgery patients
The first tear duct implant developed to treat inflammation and pain following cataract surgery has been shown to be a reliable alternative to medicated eye drops, which are the current standard of care, according to a study. The device, known as a punctum plug, automatically delivers the correct amount of postoperative medication in patients, potentially solving the issue of poor compliance with self-administering eye drops.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:30:29 GMT

Shopping for an egg donor: Is beauty, brains, or health most important?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) When it comes to picking an egg donor, until recent years, recipients tended to prefer someone with a similar appearance. Donor trait choices are changing, though, and which traits are now more preferable and why is the focus of 'Beauty, Brains or Health: Trends in Ovum Recipient Preferences,' an article published in Journal of Women's Health.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:30:30 GMT

Institute of Medicine names 4 Anniversary Fellows for 2014
(National Academy of Sciences) The Institute of Medicine has selected four outstanding health professionals for the class of 2014 Institute of Medicine Anniversary Fellows.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:30:30 GMT

Vikram Patel receives Institute of Medicine's 2014 Sarnat Prize
(National Academy of Sciences) The Institute of Medicine today awarded the 2014 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health to Vikram Patel, professor of international mental health and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and at the Public Health Foundation of India.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:30:30 GMT

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