• Ebola zone: Funerals and ghost towns

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    At the gravesite in a northern Liberia village, there are no religious or traditional burial rites. No ceremony, no mourning, no family members, and no final goodbyes.

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  • Parents of son with cancer refuse UK return

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    The British couple arrested in Spain after pulling their cancer-stricken son out of a Southampton Hospital told a judge they will not return to the UK voluntarily, according to a Madrid court where they appeared on Monday.

  • What they don't tell you about losing weight

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    At 27 years old, I weighed 486 pounds and decided to have gastric bypass surgery. I know what you might be thinking: "Oh, you took the easy way out." Let me tell you, having weight loss surgery is far from easy.

  • Train your brain to crave healthy food

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    It may be possible to rewire your brain so that it wants -- craves, even -- healthier foods. How? By following a healthy diet.

  • 5 studies: Coffee good, junk food bad

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    Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body.

  • Execs on trial for tainted peanut butter

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    It was in a bland, windowless third-floor courtroom here that Jeff Almer first locked eyes with the man he holds responsible for his mother's death.

  • Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin

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    The face of heroin abuse in America is changing.

  • Senegal confirms first Ebola case


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    The West African country of Senegal has confirmed its first Ebola case one week after closing its border with Guinea over fears that the deadly outbreak could spread, the Senegalese Press Agency reported Friday.

    Senegal is the fifth country in the reg...

  • Ebola cases accelerating, officials say

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    The Ebola outbreak "continues to accelerate" in West Africa and has killed 1,552 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

    The total number of cases stands at 3,069, with 40% occurring in the past three weeks. "However, most cases are conc...

  • Experimental Ebola vaccine trial starts soon

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    A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin next week at the National Institutes of Health, amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly outbreak in West Africa.

  • Why ab workouts are a waste of time

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    You've been trying forever to get that elusive six-pack: the holy grail of fitness goals. None of the gizmos and doodads advertised online or on TV have worked, so you figure it's time to sign up for that 30-minute abs class at the gym.

  • Doctors: School start times unhealthy for students

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    If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.

  • Raw milk sickens 45 in Utah

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    Raw milk from Utah has sickened 45 people, according to the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food.

  • Lawsuit challenges FIFA concussion rules

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    A group of current and former soccer players has filed a lawsuit against FIFA, claiming soccer's world governing body isn't doing enough to manage the issue of concussion in the game.

  • Ebola outbreak: 'Even worse than I'd feared'

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    "It's even worse than I'd feared," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday of the Ebola outbreak rampaging through West Africa. "Every day this outbreak goes on, it increases the risk for another ex...

  • Inside the Ebola 'quarantine zone'

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    A red rope guarded by police marks the "quarantine line" around the West Point slum in the Liberian capital, Monrovia.

    Beyond it, more than 70,000 people are trapped -- angry, scared and increasingly hungry -- as authorities seek to halt the spread o...

  • Ban on indoor e-cigarette smoking sought


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    The World Health Organization is calling for major regulations on the e-cigarette industry, including a ban on indoor smoking.

  • China seizes tons of tainted chicken feet

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    In the latest stomach-churning food scandal to hit China, authorities have seized over 30,000 tons of chicken feet contaminated with hydrogen peroxide, according to state media.

  • Marijuana laws may reduce painkiller abuse

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    States that have legalized marijuana for managing chronic pain have significantly fewer deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses each year, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

  • DR Congo confirms two new cases of Ebola


    Centers for Disease Control

    The Democratic Republic of Congo is reporting new Ebola cases in a northern town, sparking fears that the deadly virus is expanding far beyond West Africa.

    Two people in Gera tested positive for Ebola, a government spokesman said Sunday.

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  • Ebola: Your most pressing questions answered

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    REUTERS/Misha Hussain

    The largest Ebola outbreak in history has struck fear into the hearts of people around the world.

  • Avoid the 'back-to-school plague'



    On average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the CDC. For the older kids, it is about half that. Teachers and parents commonly refer to it as the Back-to-School Plague. But there are simple ways to keep your kids healthy.

  • Ebola contacts in Africa go missing

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    REUTERS/Misha Hussain

    Earlier this summer, Kelsey Mirkovic, a disease detective with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, entered a hut with her team in Gueckedou, Guinea, to speak with a man who had Ebola.

  • Doctor dies of Ebola in Liberia

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    From Doctors Without Borders

    A Liberian doctor who contracted the Ebola virus and received a promising experimental treatment has died, the manager of the Elwa Ebola Facility in Monrovia, Liberia, told CNN on Monday.

  • No longer lonely: He lost 225 pounds

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    Throughout high school, Tevante Clark felt ashamed about being overweight.

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