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This Pill May Help Save Ebola Patients

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 9:44pm
An experimental pill may help patients with Ebola - if they get it before they're too sick.






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Cute Name, Dangerous Drug: What to Know About Molly

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 7:44pm
Four people remained hospitalized Monday — two critically ill — following a weekend cluster of overdoses possibly involving a drug called "Molly."






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Elementary Student Creates Healthier Version of a Lollipop

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 2:46pm
A Michigan fourth-grader has invented an all-natural, sugar-free lollipop that is both a treat and beneficial for teeth. Sandra Ali reports.






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U.S. Measles Cases Pass 150

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 1:32pm
Measles continues to spread in the U.S., with 154 cases this year alone, federal health officials said Monday.






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US Measles Cases Pass 150

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:36pm
Measles continues to spread in the U.S., with 154 cases this year alone, federal health officials said Monday.






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Medical Identity Theft Soared 22 Percent in 2014

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:26pm
Medical identity theft soared 22 percent in 2014, according to the annual survey conducted by Ponemon Institute.






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'So Proud': Doctors Successfully Separate Conjoined Twins

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 11:41am
Conjoined twins Knatalye and Adeline Mata gained their independence last week after a successful separation surgery.






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Beyond the Bowl: 5 Breakfast Recipes for Cereal Lovers

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 11:36am
Breakfast cereal fatigue can set in even among die-hard fans. So aside from mixing up the box rotation, what's a cereal lover to do?






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Skin Patch May Protect Against Peanut Allergy

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 12:44pm
A skin patch containing peanut protein allows people to consume tiny amounts of the allergen without reacting, a new study shows.






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Why Eating Late at Night May be Bad for Your Brain

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 9:02am
That dinner you've been putting off until late at night or bowl of ice cream you can't resist before bedtime could mess with your head.






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'Superbug' Patient to Sue Maker of Suspect Endoscopes

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 9:55pm
An 18-year-old student now hospitalized amid UCLA's "superbug" outbreak will sue the maker of the hard-to-clean endoscopes, his lawyer said.






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New Killer Virus Found in Kansas

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 7:24pm
Scientists are reporting on a new virus, never seen before anywhere, that apparently killed a Kansas man last year.






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Flu Rate Falls, But Epidemic Still Claiming Kids' Lives

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:51pm
The rate of flu cases has decreased for the third straight week, but the annual outbreak has killed at least six more children, CDC officials say.






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Feds Grant Obamacare Tax Extension

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:25pm
The administration is offering a special enrollment period for people who didn't realize they would have to pay if they don't have health insurance.






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What's So Super About a Superbug?

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:00pm
It takes certain characteristics for a microbe to be considered a superbug.






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UCLA Superbug Outbreak: How Endoscopes Got Dirty

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 5:10am
How hard is it to clean the endoscopes linked to an outbreak of superbugs at UCLA? Very, says one expert.






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UCLA Superbug Outbreak Called No Threat to Public

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:41pm
Seven patients were infected with CRE — a drug-resistant bacteria — and two died after endoscopic procedures at a UCLA hospital.
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Peanut Allergy Warning: Hundreds of Products Recalled

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 9:40pm
Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in ground cumin spice.






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No Scrubs: How Those UCLA Endoscopes Got Dirty

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 6:34pm
How hard is it to clean the endoscopes linked to an outbreak of superbugs at UCLA? Very, says one expert.






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Watch Out for Endoscopes Linked to Superbug Outbreak, FDA Says

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 5:08pm
A medical device linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant superbugs at a UCLA hospital is particularly hard to clean, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.






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