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Maine nurse refuses quarantine

Health - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:14
A nurse who was quarantined against her will in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa will not obey officials' instructions to seclude herself at home.
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Why U.S. Ebola patients seem to be recovering faster

Health - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:02
For a disease that kills more than 50% of its victims abroad, Ebola in the United States is getting snuffed out at a remarkably fast rate. Why is that?
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Calculating the odds: 12 sons in a row

Health - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:50
They may not beat the Duggars for sheer number of children, but this couple in Michigan has their own kind of reality-TV-worthy reproduction streak going on.
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Could Google pill detect cancer?

Health - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:07
Google is developing a pill that would hunt for cancer cells in human bodies. CNN's Laurie Segall reports.
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'Operation' game creator needs an operation

Health - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:59
John Spinello created the game of "Operation" nearly 50 years ago. Now he needs help paying for a medical procedure.
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What happens during a stroke

Health - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:09
A stroke is a very scary thing: A vessel carrying blood to the brain becomes blocked or bursts, leaving the brain deprived of the essential oxygen and nutrients. In the minutes following, brain cells begin to die.
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New app helps flag suicidal tweets

Health - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:25
Suicide prevention organization Samaritans launched a free app Wednesday that flags disturbing tweets and sends an alert to friends.
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Dallas nurse Amber Vinson is free of Ebola, Emory says

Health - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:49
A second Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the virus and will be released from the Atlanta hospital where she's been treated, the hospital said Tuesday.
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Ebola: Who is patient zero?

Health - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:42
Before the virus ravaged West Africa, before the deaths soared into the thousands, before the outbreak triggered global fears, Ebola struck a toddler named Emile Ouamouno.
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Nurse released from quarantine

Health - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:04
A 5-year-old boy in New York and an American nurse released from quarantine were at the center of Ebola developments in the United States on Monday.
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Baby wipes recalled

Health - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:01
Nutek Disposables of Pennsylvania has issued a voluntary recall for its baby wipes because some packages may contain a bacteria that's often resistant to common antibiotics.
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'A' for effort: Teacher transforms

Health - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:35
At his heaviest, high school teacher Jeff Baxter was 465 pounds. Then he lost 270 pounds and went on to become "Teacher of the Year."
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7 ways to stop unhealthy food cravings

Health - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:20
How often are you overcome with the desire to devour a chocolate bar or cheeseburger? Even the most nutrition-conscious people have to learn how to cope with cravings, sometimes for not-so-nutritious foods. You might think that a longing for these unhealthy treats results from emotions, and that could be true -- but not necessarily.
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U.S. general, troops in Ebola quarantine

Health - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 18:52
Army Major General Darryl A. Williams, commander of U.S. Army Africa, and approximately 10 other personnel are now in "controlled monitoring" in Italy after returning there from West Africa over the weekend, according to multiple U.S. military officials.
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To quarantine or not to quarantine?

Health - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 09:00
A nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital after returning from West Africa will be discharged, but the quarantine debate continues.
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Electrodes in brain to treat Tourette's

Health - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 05:39
A pioneering procedure might be the answer to ending the misery of Tourette's syndrome.
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Ebola outbreak: Millions of doses of vaccines planned by 2015

Health - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:40
As the world reels from its deadliest Ebola outbreak, health experts are fast-tracking tests for various vaccines, and hope to have millions of experimental doses by next year.
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The nurse who beat Ebola is getting back to normal life

Health - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:04
She beat Ebola. Now she's eager to resume a normal life -- and reunite with her dog, Bentley.
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Timeline: Ebola in New York

Health - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 20:17
A doctor who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola -- the first case of the deadly virus in New York City.
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Australian doctors perform pioneering heart transplants

Health - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:36
Pioneering heart transplant surgery announced Friday in Australia may lead to a new option for patients awaiting transplants by boosting the number of donor hearts available.
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