• Student walks after spending life in wheelchair

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    After 17 years of using a wheelchair, one Orange County student found the motivation he needed to walk on his own -- a Tinker Bell DVD.

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    By Chip Yost and Anthony Kurzweil
  • Study: Hugs can prevent the flu

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    Want to stay healthy this cold and flu season? Give a hug, according to a new study.

  • Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission

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    NBC great Tom Brokaw is ending the year with good news: His cancer is in remission.

    "A year ago my future was more uncertain than I cared to acknowledge but now I face the New Year with very encouraging news," he wrote in a letter NBC News said was d...

  • Caramel apples kill at least 4 in listeria outbreak

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    A sweet treat has turned potentially deadly for dozens of people in multiple states.

  • Sick kids flown to the North Pole for Santa

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    While most children wait and hope Santa visits them at home on Christmas Eve, this year dozens of Denver-area children went directly to the big man's Arctic home turf.

  • People who feel younger at heart live longer

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    Go ahead lie about your age. It may be the very thing that helps you live a longer life.

  • Spanish Ebola woman sues over dog's death

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    It's a long road to recovery for Spanish nurse's assistant Teresa Romero Ramos.

  • Chinese govt assures care for boy with HIV

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    The Chinese government has pledged to protect an eight-year-old boy with HIV, who was shunned by his entire village in the southwestern province of Sichuan, state media reported.

    A photo from a People Daily's online report last week showed the boy cal...

  • 6 charged in contaminated West Virginia water

    West Virginia water contamination

    Virginia National Guard

    Almost one year after water for more than 300,000 West Virginia residents was contaminated because of a chemical spill, six former officials for the company responsible for the leak are facing federal charges.

    Seven-thousand gallons of a toxic chemic...

  • Debilitating outbreak sweeps the Americas

    Mosquito

    CDC

    Its name means "bending over in pain." It has no treatment or vaccine. Its symptoms resemble Dengue fever. And it has infected more than 1 million people -- 155 of them fatally -- since spreading to the Americas one year ago.

    The mosquito-borne Chikun...

  • 14 arrested in deadly meningitis outbreak

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    Fourteen people have been arrested in connection with a deadly 2012 national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy, including two charged with 25 acts of second-degree murder.

  • Woman saves three relatives from Ebola

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    CDC

    A young Liberian woman who saved three of her relatives by nursing them back to health after they contracted the Ebola virus is coming to the United States to finish her nursing degree.

    After a story about Kekula ran on CNN in September, many people ...

  • Obamacare signups surge for 2015

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    Mike Segar/Reuters

    Consumers have rushed to sign up for Obamacare to have coverage for Jan. 1. Nearly 2.5 million people have selected health insurance in 35 states using healthcare.gov, as of Dec. 12, federal officials said Tuesday.

  • Survey: Teen drinking, drug use down

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    Teens are losing some of their rebellious reputation with this news from the federal government.

  • How one hockey player put his pain on ice

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    Shaun Best / Reuters

    Greg Ozubko never thought he'd be tending goal at this point in his life. Not just because he's 50, but because 16 years ago he was having so much pain in his hands and feet he couldn't walk across a parking lot, let alone put his feet in a pair of s...

  • Angelina Jolie's chickenpox explained

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    Actress Angelina Jolie is missing the premiere of her own film Unbroken because she says she has been diagnosed with chickenpox.

  • Nurse with Ebola 'exposure' to NIH hospital

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    The National Institutes of Health admitted a patient with exposure to the Ebola virus to the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland Thursday afternoon "out of an abundance of caution," the NIH said.

    The patient -- an American nurse who volunteered...

  • Predicting the flu so you can avoid it

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    Imagine being able to predict when the flu might strike your town, a bit like how meteorologists predict when a storm is heading your way. Think about what companies or hospitals or even you could do to prepare.

  • Household chemicals may be linked to IQ drop

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    A chemical that's in a lot of household products may be hurting children's IQ's.

  • 3 yoga tips to stress less this holiday

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    Courtesy Dana Santas

    There's no escaping -- it's the season for stress!

  • Paul Allen donates $100M to start cell research institute

    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen

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    Paul Allen is giving $100 million to start an institute to focus on the workings of human cells as a way to battle disease.

  • We may be able to reverse early Alzheimer's

    Woman with Alzheimers

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    The woman at the department store bounded toward Julie Gee.

  • India: 10 blinded in botched surgeries

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    CNN-IBN

    At least ten patients have been left permanently blind following botched cataract surgeries at an illegal medical camp in Punjab state, India, health officials say.

    The operations were carried out at a free, unofficial "eye camp" at Guru Nanak Charita...

  • China to end harvesting organs from prisoners

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    Like many Chinese, Beijing bank clerk Zhou Keran shudders when asked if he would donate his organs should he die.

    "I would never. There's an old saying that our parents give us everything -- from our bodies to our hair -- and we have to show obedienc...

  • New rules apply to those waiting for kidneys

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    Chardae Sanders received some potentially good news this week from the organization that decides who gets donated kidneys.

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