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Miners in lock-down in Guinea as Ebola death toll hits 84

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:33am

Foreign mining firms have locked down operations in Guinea and pulled out some international staff, executives said on Wednesday, as the death toll from suspected cases of Ebola there hit 84.

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Can allergy meds affect sexual health?

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:30am

An expert explains how your allergen-blockers could be blocking your sex life, too.

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10 exercise cheats that mess up your calorie burn

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:30am

You put in the time and effort, show up at the gym, and pride yourself in not taking shortcuts. So why is the scale not budging?

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Party drug Ketamine could help treat severe depression

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:22am

The party drug ketamine could one day be used to help some people suffering from severe depression, according to British scientists who gave infusions of the narcotic nicknamed "special K" to patients.

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Is cracking your back safe?

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:00am

Q&A with Dr. Manny: I know people say cracking your knuckles is bad for you, but what about cracking your back?

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FDA approves first hay fever tablet in US

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:28am

The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it has approved the first tablet in the U.S. for gradually reducing hay fever symptoms, an alternative to months of weekly doctor visits for uncomfortable allergy-desensitizing shots.

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Dr. Manny: Is it safe to go on a babymoon?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:52pm

“Hey doc, can I go on a vacation before the baby is born?”

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Researchers make major breakthrough in treatment for age-related blindness

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:00pm

Scientists at Trinity College, Dublin say they have made a major breakthrough in treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) – the leading cause of blindness in people over 50.

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Should kids do juice cleanses?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:41pm

Junior juicers are taking a cue from their health-conscious parents, and getting in on the act themselves — starting with juices and raw foods and graduating to modified cleanses, all in the name of cleaner living, if not weight management.

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Living alone linked with higher risk of melanoma death in men

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:45pm
Men who live alone may have a higher risk of dying from the skin cancer melanoma compared with men who live with a partner, a new study from Sweden finds
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10 things every parent should know about autism

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:41pm

Autism is a complex disorder with characteristics in four fundamental areas: sensory processing challenges, speech/language delays, elusive social interaction skills and self-esteem issues. Here are 10 things every parent should consider when raising a child on the autism spectrum

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Crib mattresses release potentially harmful chemicals, study finds

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:15am

During sleep, infants are exposed to high levels of chemicals emitted by their crib mattresses, a new study has found.

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Unvaccinated infants fueling disease epidemics, researchers say

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:39am

Measles: A highly contagious respiratory virus thought to be eradicated in America.

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Which shots should your kids be getting this year?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:54am

Making sure your kids stay healthy includes routine vaccinations. Here’s a simple rundown of what they’ll need and when.

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CDC sends team to investigate Ebola outbreak in Guinea

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:15am

A five-person team from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) departed for Guinea over the weekend to investigate an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus occurring in the African country, a representative from the CDC confirmed to

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Syrians adjust to life without limbs

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:05am

Syria's civil war, which entered its fourth year last month, has killed more than 150,000 people, but an often overlooked figure is the number of wounded: more than 500,000, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross. An untold number of those - there's no reliable estimate - suffered traumatic injuries that have left them physically handicapped.

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Ohio mumps outbreak grows to 116 cases, mainly at Ohio State

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:02am

The number of mumps cases from an outbreak in central Ohio has more than quadrupled over the last two weeks, to 116, mostly students at Ohio State University or people connected to the school, authorities said Tuesday.

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X-ray shows chain saw stuck in tree-trimmer's neck

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:46am

A tree-trimmer is recovering after he was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital with a chain saw blade embedded in his neck.

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Surgical Theater: Flight simulation technology helps surgeons prep for surgery

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:30am

A Cleveland neurosurgeon and two ex-Israeli Air Force R&D officers have teamed together to apply flight simulation technology to a more benevolent purpose – aiding the sick.  Through their efforts, they have developed an FDA-approved surgery rehearsal program called Surgical Theater, which allows physicians to prepare and practice complicated brain surgery before they even enter the operating room.

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Too stressed for sex? 3 ways to prevent stress from ruining your love life

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:30am

How do you deal with stress? Many people turn to food, drink, or exercise for comfort, but sex can actually be one of the best ways to relax and unwind.  

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