• Source: Infected Americans to be evacuated

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    There was only enough for one.

    With the word there was only enough of an experimental serum available to one of two American charity workers in Liberia infected with Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Dr. Kent Brantly made the sacrifice.

    He asked that the seru...

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    Yes, Ebola can come to the United States. But no, there's no reason to panic.

  • What is risk of catching Ebola on a plane?

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    Deadly diseases like Ebola are only a plane ride away. In today's interconnected world, linked by transoceanic flights, one infected person can trigger a domino effect that pays no attention to borders.

  • What is Ebola and why does it kill?

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    The deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus on record has sparked fears that the killer virus could spread from West Africa to other regions and continents.

  • Uber-inspired app brings a doc to your door

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    When you're sick, sometimes it feels impossible to get out of bed, let alone get to the doctor. And the last thing anyone wants to do is spend hours at the emergency room. So Silicon Valley is retooling a service that was common almost a century ago: the house call.

  • Another food scandal? KFC just cannot win

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    KFC is scrambling to limit the fallout of a second food scandal to hit its business in 19 months.

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    Approximately 36,000 deaths are caused by suicide each year in the United States. What if a simple blood test could one day help prevent that from happening?

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    The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a $16 billion bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. House approves filing lawsuit against president

  • Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone dies

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    A doctor who was on the front lines fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has died from complications of the disease, Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday.

  • Embarrassing diseases are a real pain in the...

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    There are the diseases you don't want to get because they'll kill you. Then there are the diseases you don't want to get because you are too embarrassed to discuss them out loud, even with your doctor.

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    Skin cancer is on the rise, according to the American Cancer Society, with more cases diagnosed annually than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer cases combined.

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    Score one for Affordable Care Act supporters in court on Tuesday. A three-judge appeals panel in Washington unanimously rejected a novel challenge to how the the legislation took shape in Congress.

  • Ebola fears hit close to home


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    Patrick Sawyer had one stop to make before heading home to Minnesota to celebrate his daughters' birthdays: a conference in Lagos, Nigeria.

    But when he landed in Lagos, Sawyer, 40, collapsed getting off the plane. He had been infected with Ebola in L...

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    Doctors in Macon, Georgia, told Janea Cox that her daughter, Haleigh, might not live another three months.

    That was the middle of March, when Haleigh's brain was being short-circuited by hundreds of seizures a day, overrunning the array of five poten...

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    Making a good first impression might have more to do with your facial features than choosing the right outfit, a new study reveals.

  • Ebola outbreak in West Africa is deadliest ever

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    From Samaritan's Purse

    The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history continues to plague West Africa as leaders scramble to stop the virus from spreading.

  • NCAA reaches head injury settlement


    In his senior year, Adrian Arrington was hit so hard during a football game that he stumbled sideways to the sideline. A few minutes later, his coach was ready to put him back in the game that Eastern Illinois was playing against Austin Peay.

  • Medicare's outlook improves as health spending slows

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    The long-term prognosis for Medicare has improved thanks to slower health spending, while the outlook for Social Security remains unchanged.

    That's according to the annual report from the trustees of both entitlement programs released on Monday.


  • He lost 100 pounds with a plant-based diet

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    Having to ask for a seat belt extender on a flight was one of Benji Kurtz's biggest life humiliations.

  • Second American infected with Ebola

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    A second American aid worker in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, according to the Christian humanitarian group she works for.

    Nancy Writebol is employed by Serving in Mission, or SIM, in Liberia and was helping the joint SIM/Samaritan's Purse te...

  • Ebola virus reaches Lagos, Nigeria

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    From Doctors Without Borders

    A Liberian man who was hospitalized in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, with the Ebola virus has died, Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said.

    "The patient was subjected to thorough medical tests ... which confirmed he had the Ebola virus," Chuk...

  • This won't be the AIDS-free generation

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    He was just 18 years old when he got the news. It was the summer before his senior year in high school. Bryan Seth Johnson was diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus, better known as HIV.

  • 5 studies you may have missed

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  • CDC lab resumes shipping of TB samples

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    A lab crucial to diagnosing cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reopened, according to the CDC.

  • Man claims his penis was mistakenly amputated

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    An Alabama man has filed a lawsuit accusing doctors of mistakenly amputating his penis during a routine circumcision.

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