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How Ebola Kills: Study Finds the Deadly Signs

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:00am
An in-depth look at the patients in the current Ebola epidemic provides some important clues about how the virus kills. Hint: It's not bleeding.






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'People Are Worried': Have Ebola Controversies Hurt the Fight?

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 8:39am
Some aid organizations say people are more hesitant to sign up.






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Lead Poisoning: A Hidden Danger at Shooting Ranges

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:13am
With more women and youth joining the 40 million Americans who enjoy gun sports, experts say the use of lead ammunition can pose deadly risks.






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Welcome Back, Bentley! Ebola Nurse, Dog to Be Reunited

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:11am
A Dallas nurse who recovered from Ebola will soon be reunited with her dog, which has been sequestered since his owner became ill.






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Brittany Maynard and Dan Diaz: A Love Story

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:52pm
Away from the campaign, the critics and the cancer, the love story of Brittany Maynard and Dan Diaz seems only to blaze more brightly as her final day looms.






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Gerber Accused of False Claims on Baby Formula

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:46pm
Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.






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Male Patients Feel Forgotten in Breast Cancer Battle

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:38pm
More than 2,000 male breast cancer cases have been tallied in the U.S. so far this year. What can men do to keep themselves healthy? Dawne Gee reports.






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Ambassador Power: I'll Follow 'Strictest Protocols' on Ebola

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:24pm
U.S. Ambassador Power praised “brave and altruistic” health workers, and said those returning from West Africa must follow "the strictest protocols."






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Maine Gov.: Police are there to protect Kaci Hickox

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:56pm
Speaking to WSCH-TV, Maine Governor Paul LePage says Kaci Hickox is free to come out of her home, but that he doesn't want anyone to get within three feet of her, citing possible infection concerns.






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Can a Class Shake Off the Effects of Social Media?

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:23pm
A class called “Alone Together: Finding Intimacy in the Age of Facebook” aims to explore the effects of social media — sometimes by giving it up.






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Execution Date Set for 'Delusional' Murderer in Texas

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 1:33pm
Scott Panetti's lawyers say he's so mentally ill he thinks the devil is making the state put him to death.






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NYC 'Actively Monitoring' 117 People for Ebola Risk

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:54pm
Most of the monitored came from West Africa on Oct. 11 or later. The list also includes hospital staff caring for Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer.






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NBC's Kate Snow On Covering the Ebola Story As a Mom

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:23pm
For the most part, Kate Snow says her kids have not been worried at all. But the question comes up every few days: “Mommy — you’re OK, right?”






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Brittany Maynard May Stay Longer Than Planned, She Says

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:33am
Brittany Maynard is leaving her exit door open just a crack, allowing that she may live beyond Saturday, she said in a video released Wednesday night.






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Kaci Hickox: Still Waiting to Hear From the State of Maine

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:28am
Nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend Ted Wilbur take a bike ride, telling reporters it's "something my partner and I like to do."
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Kari Hickox: Still Waiting to Hear From the State of Maine

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:28am
Nurse Kari Hickox and her boyfriend Ted Wilbur take a bike ride, telling reporters it's "something my partner and I like to do."






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Gene Trawls Haul in New Finds on Autism, MS

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:33pm
A series of DNA studies have found dozens of new genetic mutations that may cause autism as well as autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis.






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Nearly 50 Ebola Volunteers Returned Safely From Hot Zone

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:14pm
Close to 50 volunteers have come back safe and well from the Ebola hot zone in West Africa, aid agencies tell NBC News






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Medical Experts Seek To Ban On-Campus Tanning

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:09pm
A new study reports an uptick in skin cancer rates among young people and that increased access to indoor tanning beds may be a factor. NBC's Erika Andrews has more.






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Obama Speaks With Health Workers on Ebola Frontlines

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:28pm
On Wednesday afternoon, President Obama delivered remarks at a White House event with American health care workers fighting Ebola.






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