• Airline: Ebola patient says he flew on United

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    Andi Babineau/CNN

    [Breaking news update at 5:48 p.m. ET Wednesday]

    The Ebola patient being treated in Texas told authorities he flew part of his trip on United Airlines, a spokesperson for the airline said, citing information from the Centers for Disease Control and Pr...

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    Samples collected from four patients who recently died have tested positive for enterovirus D68, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is unclear what role the virus played in their deaths.

    Enteroviruses are very commo...

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    Benjamin Ramirez/KDAF

    For the first time, a patient in an American hospital has been diagnosed with Ebola. The unidentified man, who is being treated at a Dallas hospital, didn't show symptoms until several days after he arrived in the United States from Liberia.

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  • CDC investigates kids' limb paralysis

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    Health officials are looking for the cause of a neurologic illness that's affected 10 children in Colorado.

  • First diagnosed case of Ebola in the US

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    REUTERS/Tami Chappell

    A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, health officials announced Tuesday.

    The unidentified man left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20, said Dr...

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    Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher likely had a devastating brain disease when he shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself two years ago, a doctor says in a new report.

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    Ferre' Dollar/CNN

    Get ready to whip out your credit card before you are wheeled into the operating room or undergo an MRI.

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    When it comes to effective birth control for teens, "the pill" might be considered a reproductive relic.

  • 5 babies test positive for TB in Texas

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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Five babies in El Paso, Texas, have tested positive for tuberculosis after being exposed to the infectious disease at a local hospital, the city's health department says.

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    Tod Purvis and his brother Justin knew that they were going blind. Both had been diagnosed with choroideremia, a rare genetic disorder that causes progressive vision loss and eventually leads to complete blindness.

  • Patient exposed to Ebola arrives in U.S.

    Ebola virus in black and white

    Centers for Disease Control

    An American doctor who was exposed to Ebola has arrived at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, the National Institutes of Health said Sunday.

    The doctor was volunteering at an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone and arrived from an "overs...

  • Doctor treats Ebola with HIV drug in Liberia

    Ebola virus

    CDC

    A doctor in rural Liberia inundated with Ebola patients says he's had good results with a treatment he tried out of sheer desperation: an HIV drug.

  • Liberian medical officer in Ebola quarantine

    Liberia quarantine zone

    CNN

    Liberia's chief medical officer is on a 21-day Ebola quarantine after her assistant died from the illness, according to health officials.

  • FDA warns consumers about fake Ebola drugs

    Ebola virus pink

    CDC

    When it comes to purchasing products on the Internet that claim to treat or cure Ebola, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has one word for consumers: Beware!

  • Yoga poses to help you touch your toes

    Kimpton hotels yoga

    The inability to touch your toes is a common complaint -- and a popular excuse for avoiding yoga.

    But you don't have to be as flexible as the performers in Cirque du Soleil to get started. In its simplest and most universal form, yoga is intended to h...

  • Beer may be good for your brain

    bottles of beer with condensation

    You may not guess it stopping by your average neighborhood fraternity party, but an element in beer may be good for your brain.

  • Obama urges action on Ebola crisis

    Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

    Brent Swails/CNN

    The West Africa Ebola outbreak is "a growing threat to regional and global security," U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday, telling a high-level meeting on the deadly epidemic at the U.N. General Assembly that only an international response can ...

  • American Ebola patient released from hospital

    Rick Sacra

    From SIM USA

    Dr. Rick Sacra, who entered The Nebraska Medical Center three weeks ago with Ebola, was released Thursday.

    "The CDC has declared me safe and free of the virus," Sacra said at a news conference. "Thank God, I love you all!"

    Sacra joked about now being ...

  • Is diet soda really better?

    Diet Coke

    Jim Young/Reuters

    Soda makers want to cut the number of calories you're drinking each year. At the Clinton Global Initiative on Tuesday, the big three -- Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper -- pledged to reduce the number of beverage calories Americans are consuming by 20 percent over the next decade.

  • Early memory lapses may be sign of dementia

    Older man with dementia

    REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

    At least once a week a patient will come into Dr. Thomas Loepfe's busy geriatric clinic in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, with a worry. She will tell him she's been misplacing her glasses lately, or he'll say he's concerned about losing the car keys.

  • American soda goes on a diet

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    SXC

    Big Soda has agreed to go on a diet and scale back the calories in its sugary drinks.

  • 45 infants added to TB exposure list

    Providence Memorial Hospital

    KTSM

    Health officials have added 45 infants to the list of more than 700 who were exposed to tuberculosis at a hospital in El Paso, Texas.

  • More health insurers offer Affordable Care Act plans

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    Healthcare.gov

    Americans will have more choice when they shop on the Affordable Care Act exchanges this fall for health insurance.

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