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Liberia to give two doctors experimental Ebola drug as death toll hits 1,103

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:57am

Liberia said on Tuesday it would treat two infected doctors with the scarce experimental Ebola drug ZMapp, the first Africans to receive the treatment, while authorities in Spain said a 75-year-old priest had died of the disease.

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Spanish priest treated for Ebola dies in Madrid

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 5:29am

A Spanish missionary priest being treated for Ebola died Tuesday in a Madrid hospital, authorities said.

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8 foods that brighten your smile

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 5:00am

You may avoid certain foods that can stain your teeth, but for a brighter, whiter smile try eating more of these foods

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4 strange ways the moon might affect our bodies

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 5:00am

NASA says supermoons sometime only happen once a year, but this summer we’ve already had two—and there's a third on the way, coming September 9.

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Liberia doctors to receive experimental Ebola drug

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 3:00am

Liberia announced Monday that it would soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, making them the first Africans to receive some of the scarce treatment in a spiraling outbreak.

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Boy without ears has pair created from his own ribs

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 3:29pm

A 9-year-old boy from the U.K. born without ears has had a pair created using cartilage from his own ribs

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Husband of missionary with Ebola returns to US under quarantine

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 2:34pm

Three Liberia-based missionaries, including the husband of a missionary being treated for Ebola in Atlanta, have returned to the United States and will be quarantined to ensure they did not contract the deadly virus, their Christian group said on Monday

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On Ebola's front line, doctor finds grief and inspiration

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 1:11pm

After a month on the front line battling Ebola in a hospital in Sierra Leone, the memories that both haunt and inspire British doctor Tim O'Dempsey are of the children.

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Iran's parliament votes to ban vasectomies in bid to boost birth rate

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 1:07pm

Iran's parliament has voted to ban permanent forms of contraception, the state news agency IRNA reported, endorsing the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's call for measures to increase the population.

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Mom's use of antibacterial products may pose health risk to unborn baby

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 1:02pm

Americans love their antibacterial soaps and cleansers, but could these products be doing more harm than good?

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Ethical questions emerge over who gets Ebola drug

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:41pm

In a development that raises a host of ethical issues, Spain announced it had obtained a scarce U.S.-made experimental Ebola drug to treat a Spanish missionary priest infected with the killer virus.

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Windowless offices may cause workers to miss out on sleep, study says

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:58am
No windows in your office?
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Man killed after e-cigarette ignites oxygen equipment

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:55am

The debate on whether e-cigarettes are a healthier alternative to regular smokes continues, but the "e" part clearly poses unique risks: A UK man was killed after his device misfired and ignited his oxygen equipment, reports the BBC.

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Equation for happiness revealed by scientists

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:51am
How happy will you be at a given point in time?
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Breastfeeding mom won't stop smoking marijuana

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:48am

Breastfeeding rates are higher in Oregon than any other state in the US, with the Portland area leading the pack at more than 90 percent, reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Antidepressants can change a person's feelings of love, study says

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:46am
People who suffer from depression but are happily in love—perhaps an odd combination—may want to think twice about popping certain antidepressants, LiveScience reports.
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Man runs across America for Stand Up to Cancer

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:34am

Garth Watson started running in California on May 11— and won’t stop until he reaches New York City’s Central Park on August 13, having raised over $14,000 for cancer research.

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Are juice cleanses a good 'detox' strategy?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:17am

“Detoxifying” juice cleanses have become the Atkins diet of this decade, with many people turning to days-long juice fasts to rid their bodies of caffeine and sugar cravings, sluggishness and extra weight. Some even advocate that you abstain from consuming food for ten days or more, but do they actually do what they claim?

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Virtual reality helps treat PTSD in soldiers

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:15am

Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) could gain some relief from a new virtual-reality program, new research suggests

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Many Kenyan men flee to avoid forced circumcisions

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 9:10am

The circumcision season among Kenya's Bukusu ethnic group brings a festive atmosphere: music, food and free-flowing beer. For the uncircumcised men from other tribes in the area, however, it is not time to party, it's time to flee.

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