Health Highlights: Nov. 13, 2015

Health Highlights: Nov. 13, 2015

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

Stop Using Facebook, Be Happier: Study

Quitting Facebook could make you happier, a new study suggests.

It included more than 1,000 people who were regular Facebook users. Half of them were told not to use the social media site for a week while the other half continued using it, CBS News reported.

The Danish researchers found that 88 percent of participants who stopped using face book said they were happy, compared with 81 percent who continued using it.

Compared to those who continued using Facebook, those who stopped using it were less likely to be worried (54 percent vs. 41 percent) and more likely to say they enjoyed life (75 percent vs. 84 percent), CBS News reported

People on Facebook were 55 percent more likely to feel stressed, the study said.


U.K. Nurse Who Had Ebola Relapse Now Free of Virus

A Scottish nurse who was hospitalized last month after she suffered a relapse of Ebola is now free of the deadly virus and was transferred from the Royal Free Hospital in London to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

Pauline Cafferkey was diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone. She was treated at the Royal Free Hospital and discharged in January. However, she was readmitted to the hospital last month for treatment of meningitis the developed due to lingering Ebola in her body, the Associated Press reported.

She is in stable condition, according to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Ebola can remain in the body for months, even after patients have recovered, experts say. In West Africa, thousands of Ebola survivors have lingering health problems, the AP reported.

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