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Guinea Ebola Vaccine Trial Uses Smallpox Strategy

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:54pm
A new Ebola vaccine trial starts in Guinea this week, this one using the same "ring vaccination" strategy that eliminated smallpox in the 1970s.






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Two More Hospitals Report 'Superbugs' on Endoscopes

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 1:27am
Two more hospitals - one in California and one in Connecticut - reported they'd found drug-resistant "superbugs" on a hard-to-clean type of medical equipment that's under federal scrutiny






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First Immune Therapy Drug Approved for Lung Cancer

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 6:43pm
The Food and Drug Administration has okayed the first immune therapy drug for lung cancer.






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Could Oxygen Make Cancer Therapy Work Better?

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:09pm
Researchers have been looking for years for a way to use oxygen to fight cancer. Now, they may finally have one.






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Justices Don't Tip Hands During Obamacare Arguments

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:55pm
The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments Wednesday on a challenge to President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. A vote is expected Friday.






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Antidepressant May Fix Ailing Hearts: Study

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:29pm
How do you mend a broken heart? One unexpected method appears to involve a drug devised to treat depression, researchers reported Wednesday.






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Best and Worst Places to Go When the Zombies Strike

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:11pm
Where would you go in a zombie apocalypse?






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Sniff Test: The Surprising Reason We Shake Hands

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:46pm
You consciously do the grip and grin. But you may unconsciously perform the shake and sniff.






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Pakistan Only Country Still Spreading Polio, WHO Says

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 12:40pm
Pakistan is the only country that's still exporting polio cases and should continue making sure all travelers are vaccinated, the WHO said Wednesday.






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After Massive Weight Gain, Rare Diagnosis Saves Man's Life

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:14am
Donelle Trotman was only in his 30s when his health suddenly took a strange and frightening turn.






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Obamacare Faces Tough Test in Supreme Court Challenge

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 8:54am
The U.S. Supreme Court will take up a legal challenge Wednesday that could throw the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, into deep disarray. NBC justice correspondent Pete Williams reports.






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Two More NFL Veterans Will Donate Brains to Science

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 8:22am
Sidney Rice and Steve Weatherford will donate their brains to science, as doctors look for ways to curb the NFL's concussion problem.






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This Mom Literally Balances Kids With Workouts

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:41am
Kimberley Welman's quirky exercises have gone viral since she started using her stroller as a gym prop and her twin babies as weights.






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Testosterone Can Damage Heart, FDA Warns

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:33pm
The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against over-prescribing testosterone-boosting drugs for men






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