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Advocate fights for new Huntington’s disease legislation in mother’s memory

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:16pm
MaryAnn Emerick was only a teenager when her mother began exhibiting symptoms of Huntington’s disease (HD), a debilitating neurological condition that impacts nearly 30,000 Americans.
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Dr. Manny: Will you be the same person if you survive Ebola?

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:03pm
A year from now, what will life be like for those patients suffering from Ebola who survive?
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Spanish nurse tests positive for Ebola after treating patient in Madrid

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:43pm
In what is the first reported incident of Ebola transmission outside Africa, a Spanish nurse who treated a missionary for the disease at a Madrid hospital tested positive for the disease, Spain's health minister said Monday.
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Scientists find possible new therapy for rare lung disease in children

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:37pm
Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have discovered a new gene and cell therapy that could treat a rare lung disease in children.
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Norway will fly its first Ebola patient back from Sierra Leone

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 1:25pm
A Norwegian working for Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leone was infected with Ebola virus and will be brought home for the treatment, the organization said on Monday.
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Researchers probe possible link between breast implants, rare form of lymphoma

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:30pm
A team of international researchers investigated the possible link between breast implants and a form of lymphoma that may develop in tumors at a later stage.
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Feeling adventurous? Extraordinary experiences could hurt your relationships, study says

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:53am
If you’ve just returned from an exotic getaway, gushing about it may harm your relationships, suggests a study published in the journal Psychological Science.  
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Deaths may be linked with enterovirus: Why some kids recover, others don't

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:44am
The deaths of four children, possibly linked to their infections with enterovirus D68, are still puzzling to experts
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Outbreak of Ebola-like Marburg fever kills man in Uganda

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:25am
A man has died in Uganda's capital after an outbreak of Marburg, a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, authorities said on Sunday, adding that a total of 80 people who came into contact with him were quarantined.
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Combatting weight gain after menopause

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:16am
If you are newly entering menopause, you might be surprised to find yourself suddenly gaining weight—as if hot flashes, insomnia, and night sweats weren’t enough.
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6 things all parents should know about enterovirus D68

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:06am
There are more than 100 known varieties of non-polio enteroviruses in the world, and they cause 10 to 15 million infections every year, ranging from the common cold (rhinovirus), to hand, foot, and mouth disease (coxsackie), to meningitis and gastrointestinal illness.
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Researchers: Penis transplants may soon be reality

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:56am
If you think a bio-penis is only for guys who've run into angry, knife-wielding partners, think again.
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Being curious can boost your memory

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:52am
Everyone knows it's easier to learn about a topic you're curious about.
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How do doctors test for Ebola?

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:45am
Health officials are now monitoring 50 people in Texas for signs of Ebola, via twice-daily temperature checks, and in recent days, there have been reports that people in other areas of the country most recently, Washington, D.C.
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Docs join to help girl attacked by dogs after KFC hoax accusations

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:13am
A trio of big-hearted doctors is helping three-year-old Victoria Wilcher, the Mississippi girl who was mauled by her grandfather’s pitbulls and then thrust into the national spotlight when her family was accused of perpetrating a hoax at a local KFC.
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Thailand hits party scene to combat rising HIV among gay men

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:13am
Bare-chested male models strutted through the glitzy ballroom in Bangkok to the beat of house music while dozens of young gay men waited anxiously, working up the nerve to have a blood test.
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New ADHD drug meets goals in late-stage study

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:06am
Alcobra Ltd said its drug to treat attention deficit disorder met the main goals of a late-stage trial, reducing the symptoms of the condition better than a sugar pill.
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Nobel Prize for medicine goes to discoverers of brain’s inner GPS system

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:58am
American-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegians May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser won the 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine for discovering the brain's "inner GPS" that makes it possible to orient ourselves in space and help understand diseases like Alzheimer's, the award-giving body said on Monday.
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Possible case of E. coli on Mercer Island, report says

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:52am
A child who lives on Mercer Island likely has E. coli, public health officials said Sunday.
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Mother of world's first baby born after womb transplant says risk paid off

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:44am
For the world's first baby born to a woman with a transplanted womb - a medical first - only a victorious name would do.
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