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Ebola Toll Rises, but There's Some Hope

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:10am
More than 1,200 people have died from Ebola in West Africa, the World Health Organization reported Tuesday, but it said there are some signs of hope.






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The Dark Side of Being a Super Parent

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:33am
New research suggests a dark side to the “Super Parent” — pressure so great it can create stress that contributes to mental disorders.






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Life or Death: Who Gets Experimental Ebola Drugs?

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:55am
As limited supplies of experimental Ebola drugs arrive in Liberia, thorny questions remain that could determine the difference between life and death.






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'Nightly' Viewer Sends Young Girl Losing Vision on Dream Trip

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:03pm
Lilly’s doctors believe she has Usher syndrome, a rare degenerative disorder that causes both hearing and vision loss.






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Four Charged in Connection With Massive Beef Recall

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:46pm
Federal grand jury alleges Rancho Feeding Corp. workers slaughtered cows with cancer and distributed the diseased cattle.






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No Best Friend? You're Not the Only One, Study Finds

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 5:39pm
A recent study from the United Kingdom says one in 10 people has no close friends — but that might not be as bleak as it sounds.






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U.N. Starts Polio Vaccination in Iraq

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 3:03pm
The United Nations said Monday it was undertaking a polio vaccination campaign in Iraq as the virus crosses from Syria into neighboring countries.






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Mom's 'Ignore No More' App Can Lock Kids' Phones

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:06pm
Getting the silent treatment from your kids? A new app lets you lock their phone until they respond.






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Ebola Patient Reunited With Husband, 'Moved With Tears'

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:26am
The husband of an American aid worker being treated for Ebola got to see her for the first time since her return to the United States.






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Autoimmune Drugs May Treat a Form of Baldness

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 5:09pm
Drugs to treat autoimmune diseases such as a rare form of leukemia can also help people with a different rare condition grow their hair back.






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Fear of Spread: Slum Residents Loot Ebola Clinic in Liberia

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 2:35pm
Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients.






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Not Just Concussions: Internal Injuries Pose Sports Danger

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 1:45pm
Medical experts say the organs most vulnerable to football injuries are the spleen, liver and kidney.






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First Africans Receive Experimental Ebola Drug

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 2:49am
Liberia, the West African country with the highest death toll from the virus at 413, received three doses of the rare serum in a special consignment.






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Did Militarized Cops Fuel Ferguson's Mob Psychology?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 5:15am
When cops in Ferguson swapped their peace officer look for soldierly garb, civilians began to see them as machine-like invaders, experts assert.






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CDC Scientist Kept Quiet About Flu Blunder - Report

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 8:37pm
CDC officials have called the incident the most worrisome in a series of lab safety problems at the government agency.






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Ebola Concerns: USA Basketball Cancels Trip to West Africa

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 6:58pm
On it’s way to Spain for the World Cup, Team USA was going to make a stop in Dakar in Senegal for a day of clinics and other events.






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Momentum of Ice Bucket Challenge Floods ALS With Cash

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 6:37pm
The Ice Bucket Challenge movement has paid off, raising $9.5 million for the ALS Association in less than three weeks.
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'Choreplay': Couples Who Share Housework Have Most Sex

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:15pm
Hey, guys, housework is sexy. Husbands who wash dishes and pitch in with other household chores report the highest quality sex lives.






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Doctors May Be Missing Depression With Parkinson's

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:03pm
Doctors may be missing depression in early stage Parkinson’s patients, according to a study released Friday.






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Robin Williams' Death Reopens Wounds for Families

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 3:25pm
When a loved one dies from suicide, normal feelings of grief and loss become more complicated. And Robin Williams’ death can bring emotions back.






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