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  • 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.

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    By Caleb Hellerman CNN
  • Ebola cases accelerating, officials say

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    From MSF

    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...

  • 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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    CDC

    "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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    CNN

    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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    KDVR

    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

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    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.

    A lab and qu...

  • Ebola: Your most pressing questions answered

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

  • Avoid the 'back-to-school plague'

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    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.

  • First WHO-affiliated worker with Ebola

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    For the first time, a health care worker for a World Health Organization partner organization has fallen ill from Ebola, WHO told CNN on Sunday.

    The health worker, a man from Senegal, is in Sierra Leone and receiving care, the WHO said. He's an epidem...

  • British national tests positive for Ebola virus

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    CDC

    Ivory Coast announced Saturday that it's closing its borders in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

    Prime Minister Daniel Duncan signed the order that closes the land borders Ivory Coast shares with Guinea and Liberia.

    The borders will remai...

  • Surgical 'black box' could reduce errors

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    Courtesy St. John's Hospital

    Inside the operating room, video cameras track every movement. Outside, a small computer-like device analyzes the recordings, identifying when mistakes are made and providing instant feedback to surgeons as they operate.

    This is the dream of the surg...

  • California patient tests negative for Ebola

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    CDC

    A patient isolated in a California hospital after possible Ebola exposure does not have the virus, testing revealed.

  • New York City aims to slim down Happy Meals

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    McDonalds

    New York City wants to put the Happy Meal on a diet.

  • Borders closing over Ebola fears

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    From Doctors Without Borders

    The West African country of Senegal has closed its borders with Guinea over fears that the Ebola outbreak could spread, according to the Senegalese Interior Ministry. The closure includes any aircraft and ships traveling to Senegal from Guinea, Sierr...

  • DEA tightens rules on hydrocodone products

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    David Rust/CNN

    One person dies every 19 minutes from a prescription drug overdose in the United States. On Thursday, the Drug Enforcement Administration tried to combat this epidemic by saying it will tighten controls on hydrocodone products, some of the most commonly misused narcotic painkillers on the market.

  • U.S. Ebola patients released from hospital

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    REUTERS/Tami Chappell

    Dr. Kent Brantly walked around the room at Emory University Hospital on Thursday, hugging staff members and shaking hands.

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