Health Rewind: Did Bats Cause the Ebola Epidemic?

Plus, past child abuse raises risk of migraines in adults.

Study Suggests Bats Are Behind the Recent Ebola Outbreak - Since the Ebola epidemic hit, scientists have been perplexed as to how the virus resurfaced. A recent study suggests the origin may be from an Ebola-carrying bat that bit the first documented Ebola patient. From there, the disease spread and spiraled out of control.  ? Kellee Terrell 

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Study Suggests Bats Are Behind the Recent Ebola Outbreak - Since the Ebola epidemic hit, scientists have been perplexed as to how the virus resurfaced. A recent study suggests the origin may be from an Ebola-carrying bat that bit the first documented Ebola patient. From there, the disease spread and spiraled out of control.  — Kellee Terrell 

Blacks Women Benefit More From New Heart Disease Risk Test - A new test to detect heart disease risk is especially successful among Black women, NBC.com reports. The FDA approved test looks for lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2), which is linked to stroke and heart attack risk. Researchers found that Black women with higher Lp-PLA2 levels were more likely to have heart disease down the road. (Photo: LWA/Dann Tardif/Blend Images/Corbis)

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Black Docs in Cali Are Committed to Enrolling Residents Into Obamacare - African-American doctors from the National Medical Association are doing their part to enroll more Blacks into health care in California, the Los Angeles Sentinel recently reported. By encouraging more doctors to discuss Obamacare enrollment to their Black patients, this group hopes to decrease racial health disparities in their state and link more folks to quality health care. (Photo: LWA/Dann Tardif/Blend Images/Corbis) 

Are Fast Foods Really Getting Healthier? - While fast food joints claim to be more health conscious, a recent report says that isn?t true. Researchers looked at the most popular fast food items and found that the salt and fat levels have stayed the same since 1996. However, trans fat levels in French fries did go down and portion sizes have not gone up, writes Health Day.  (Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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Are Fast Foods Really Getting Healthier? - While fast food joints claim to be more health conscious, a recent report says that isn’t true. Researchers looked at the most popular fast food items and found that the salt and fat levels have stayed the same since 1996. However, trans fat levels in French fries did go down and portion sizes have not gone up, writes Health Day.  (Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Study: Most Cancers Are Just 'Bad Luck' - An eye-opening report suggests that 75 percent of cancers are just random forms of bad luck, as opposed to being a direct result of lifestyle and diet. Looking at 31 cancer types, 22 of them were caused by cellular mutations that could not be prevented. They cite plain old genetics as the culprit, Time wrote. Photo: SCIENCE SOURCE/Getty Images) 

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Study: Most Cancers Are Just 'Bad Luck' - An eye-opening report suggests that 75 percent of cancers are just random forms of bad luck, as opposed to being a direct result of lifestyle and diet. Looking at 31 cancer types, 22 of them were caused by cellular mutations that could not be prevented. They cite plain old genetics as the culprit, Time wrote. Photo: SCIENCE SOURCE/Getty Images) 

Kids With Parents Who Have Attempted Suicide More Likely to Do the Same - Children with suicidal parents who suffer from mood disorders are four to five times more likely to attempt suicide down the road, researchers found. They are not sure why this association exists but believe that genetics and learned behavior may play a role. The positive news: mood disorders are treatable with therapy and medication, Reuters points out.  (Photo: Corbis)

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Kids With Parents Who Have Attempted Suicide More Likely to Do the Same - Children with suicidal parents who suffer from mood disorders are four to five times more likely to attempt suicide down the road, researchers found. They are not sure why this association exists but believe that genetics and learned behavior may play a role. The positive news: mood disorders are treatable with therapy and medication, Reuters points out.  (Photo: Corbis)

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Kids Who Eat More Fast Food Do Worse Academically - "You are what you eat" has been taken to a new level, says a recent study. Researchers found that kids who ate fast food every day did worse in math, reading and science when compared to those who don?t. It?s believed that the lack of nutrients in fast food plays a factor in brain development in children, the Huffington Post writes.  (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Kids Who Eat More Fast Food Do Worse Academically - "You are what you eat" has been taken to a new level, says a recent study. Researchers found that kids who ate fast food every day did worse in math, reading and science when compared to those who don’t. It’s believed that the lack of nutrients in fast food plays a factor in brain development in children, the Huffington Post writes.  (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Keep Your Cool  - When you?re mentally stressed, chances are your stress hormone cortisol kicks into full gear, which can make your oil glands begin to overproduce and cause more breakouts. Basic remedies such as regular exercise, indulging in ?me time? and sleep can help prevent anxiety flare-ups.  (Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill/Blend Images/Corbis)

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Past Childhood Abuse Linked to Migraines in Adults - Adults who suffered abuse in their childhood are more likely to have migraines. A recent study analyzed more than 8,000 people and found that emotional abuse was reported by 24.5 percent of those with migraines and 21.5 percent with tension headaches. Also, sexual abuse doubled a person’s chance of having migraines, Health Day reported. (Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill/Blend Images/Corbis)

Keurig Recalls 7.2 Million Coffee Machines - Love your Keurig? Be careful, because its company recently announced a recall on 7.2 million of their single-serve brewers. Officials admitted that the machines have burned owners by overheating and spewing hot coffee. The company has received over 200 complaints, including 90 burn injuries, in the past year, says Reuters. (Photo: Keurig)

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Keurig Recalls 7.2 Million Coffee Machines - Love your Keurig? Be careful, because its company recently announced a recall on 7.2 million of their single-serve brewers. Officials admitted that the machines have burned owners by overheating and spewing hot coffee. The company has received over 200 complaints, including 90 burn injuries, in the past year, says Reuters. (Photo: Keurig)

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Half of All Adults Drink One Soda per Day - According to a new study, 50 percent of adults drink one or more sodas a day. The more soda patients drink, the more likely they are to smoke and less likely to eat fruits and vegetables. However, the less soda one drinks, the less likely they will suffer from diabetes and hypertension, Time.com noted. (Photo: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

So Fat Doesn?t Really Turn Into Muscle, Says Study - When you lose weight, where exactly does the fat go? While we've been told it turns into muscle, that?s not true, says the Washington Post. A new report found that since matter cannot be destroyed, only altered, when we lose weight, we actually breathe the fat out into the air. Who knew?!(Photo: Ruslan Dashinsky/Getty Images)

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Overweight Teens Lose Weight for the 'Right' Reasons - With so much pressure from social media and pop culture to have the perfect body, researchers surprisingly found that overweight teens that lost weight don’t do it to fit in. Teens who were the most successful at losing and keeping the weight off claimed they did it to be healthier (60 percent) and feel better (43 percent), says Science Daily. (Photo: Ruslan Dashinsky/Getty Images)