U.S. stocks were down more than 1 percent in late afternoon trading on Wednesday as the first diagnosis of Ebola in a patient in the United States spooked investors and pressured shares of airlines and other transportation names.Small-cap stocks were down sharply for a second session, with the Russell 2000 on track to close 10 percent below its recent closing high, a level that would put the index in correction territory.

I’ve had this sweet potato recipe pinned from A House in the Hills for a while now and I’ve been meaning to make it.  The original recipe looks amazing, but I’ve been picking up delicata squash (my new obsession!) every week at the Union Square Greenmarket.  For my version, I subbed in delicata squash and made some minor changes to the dressing (white balsamic, a little less oil, etc).  The end result is a perfectly tangy, crispy salad that seriously satisfies my craving for french fries. Serves 4 as a side Ingredients: 2 delicata squash 1 large red onion 3 tablespoons finely diced shallots 4 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar High quality extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard 1/3 cup roughly chopped pecans Paprika Garlic powder Salt and pepper, to taste Method Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Wash the delicata squash well, scrubbing off any dirt.

Photo by Stockbyte/Getty Images As many people know, a daily aspirin can help stave off a heart attack. Apparently, your ticker isn’t the only part of your body that may benefit from a dose of the drug: Aspirin significantly reduces men’s risk of prostate cancer, reveals a new Duke University study, presented at the 13th Annual American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference , held in New Orleans, La., this week.  The 6,390 men, none of whom had prostate cancer at the start of the study, were part of the Reduce trial, a GlaxoSmithKline-sponsored study designed to test whether dutasteride, a drug forenlarged prostate , reduces the risk of prostate cancer.  Recently, Duke University researchers decided to pose a second question— this one about an over-the-counter drug: How did the men’s intake of aspirin affect their odds of a prostate cancer diagnosis?