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A guide for fliers worried about the Ebola outbreak

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:44am

As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa grows, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the disease, what airlines are doing and how safe it is to fly.

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Thai authorities to inspect surrogacy clinics amid Down syndrome case controversy

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:35am

Authorities in Thailand are to inspect all the clinics in the country offering surrogacy services to see if they are operating within the law after a Thai woman who carried twins for an Australian couple was left caring for a baby with Down Syndrome.

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Man with 100-pound scrotal growth to tackle surgery

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:24am

A Michigan man with a 100-pound scrotal growth is scheduled to have removal surgery in August, after a long battle with scrotal lymphedema, the Lansing State Journal reported

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Desperate couples ask the Internet to Kickstart pregnancy

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:55am

Carefully packing up the signed Patti LuPone CD, Deirdre Alby includes a heartfelt note to thank the latest person who has contributed to her cause. But Alby’s effort is personal — the 40-year-old and her husband, Harold, 34, are asking people to pay for in vitro fertilization treatments so they can fulfill their dream of having a baby

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Flea infestation shuts down New York courthouse

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:47am

A western New York courthouse is closed for a second consecutive day because of an infestation of fleas.

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Needle treatment for glaucoma shows promise

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:36am

Scientists are working to develop new techniques to administer medication for glaucoma patients that replace the usual regimen of twice-daily eye drops, a sometimes unreliable treatment

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Texas tanning salon promotes tanning for skin cancer prevention

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:28am

A Texas tanning salon is advertising that indoor tanning prevents skin cancer, reported KVII-TV’s

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Plane transporting 2nd Ebola patient continues to Atlanta after refueling in Maine

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:50am

A plane carrying a second American aid worker infected with Ebola from West Africa arrived in Maine to refuel on Tuesday and was due to continue to Atlanta so the woman can receive further treatment for the deadly virus.

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Second Ebola patient arrives in US for more treatment

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:50am

A plane carrying a second American aid worker infected with Ebola from West Africa arrived in Maine to refuel on Tuesday and was due to continue to Atlanta so the woman can receive further treatment for the deadly virus.

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Japanese scientist in discredited stem-cell research dead in suicide

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:39am

A Japanese researcher at the center of discredited research that was initially hailed as a potential breakthrough for stem-cell treatment, killed himself after months of stress and exhaustion, officials said on Tuesday

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Study: Steroid injections and physical therapy equal for treating shoulder pain

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:27am

Physical therapy and steroid injections work equally well for shoulder pain, according to a new study

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Hepatitis C could be 'rare disease' in 20 years, study says

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:09am

Hepatitis C may become a “rare” disease in the U.S. in about 20 years, according to a new computer model

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Statin guidelines change, but your doctor may not go along

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:00am

New guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association would change the way doctors prescribe cholesterol-lowing statin drugs, but not every doctor agrees with the new strategy

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Ebola therapy hopes shift to small California biotech company

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:51am

Hopes of finding a treatment for the deadly Ebola virus shifted on Monday to a small California-based biotech company whose experimental drug has been used to treat two American missionary workers

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Saudi Arabia tests man suspected of contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:44am

Saudi Arabia is testing a man for suspected Ebola infection after he returned recently from a business trip to Sierra Leone, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday

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Study: Wide hospital quality gap on maternity care

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:26am

Where a woman delivers her baby can make a major difference to her own health - a quality gap that remains largely hidden from mothers-to-be

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FDA's new 'gluten-free' labeling standards kick in

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:10am

Starting this week, "gluten-free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term had not been regulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means

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Tainted Ohio water coming under increased scrutiny

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:01am

Ohio's governor is promising an extensive review of how the water supply for 400,000 people in Ohio and Michigan became tainted with a toxin over the weekend while a high-ranking state lawmaker is planning hearings on the blooms of algae fouling Lake Erie

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Convenient spray sunscreens may come with allergy risks

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:00am

Q&A with Dr. Manny: Is it true that spray sunscreens could be unsafe for children?

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4 reasons not to try intermittent fasting

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 5:00am

In my 15+ years in private practice I don’t believe there’s a one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and weight loss.

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