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Could This Plane Help Save Ebola Patients?

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:01pm
Germany's government took delivery of a long-haul jet specially adapted for transporting Ebola patients on Thursday.






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Hope At Last: Trial Ebola Vaccine Seems to Work

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 6:02pm
The first test of an Ebola vaccine in people shows it's safe and appears to be working as designed, doctors reported Wednesday.






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Film Confronts Huntington's Disease Head-On

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 5:59pm
Independent Film "The Lion's Mouth Open" takes a look at one woman's decision to find out whether she has Huntington's disease.






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GMO Cattle Produce Serum to Fight Hantavirus

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 5:43pm
Serum from genetically engineered cattle might eventually be used to fight deadly diseases like Ebola and hantavirus, according to a report.






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Grieving Family Hears Son's Heart Beat in Another's Chest

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 3:58pm
Fittingly for a young man described as tender, with a huge heart that was always in the right place, a part of Matthew Heisler lives on.






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Calling It Quits: American Smoking Hits 50-Year Low

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:00pm
Just 18 percent of Americans are regular smokers, the lowest level in 50 years.






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Half a Million Sign Up for Obamacare in First Week

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:03pm
What a difference a year makes. More than 460,000 people signed up for health insurance on the federal government’s website during the first week.






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Family Hears Dead Son's Heart Beat Inside Chest of Organ Recipient

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:22pm
Family of organ donor hears son's heart beating in the chest of the transplant recipient that it saved. KARE's Adrienne Broaddus reports.






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Ryan Reynolds, Michael J. Fox Team Up on Parkinson's

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:43am
Ryan Reynolds and Michael J. Fox sat down with Willie Geist to talk about their mutual quest to find a cure for Parkinson’s.






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All Together: U.S. Ebola Survivors Meet on TODAY

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:23am
Six American Ebola survivors, meeting together for the first time as a group Wednesday on TODAY, opened up about the unusual bond they share.
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Should Toddlers Switched at Birth Be Exchanged?

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 6:46am
The two children, a boy and a girl, were born on the same day in a Johannesburg hospital but were taken home and raised by the wrong parents.






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Most Americans With HIV Missing Treatment, CDC Says

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 7:23pm
HIV drugs can keep patients healthy, but most Americans with the virus are missing out, a startling new study finds.






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Mom, Can You Drive? Knowing When to Take the Keys

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 6:21pm
Worries about older relatives driving spike around the holidays. But how do we know when it's time to take the car keys away from elderly parents?






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Most Americans With HIV Skip Treatment, CDC Says

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 3:03pm
HIV drugs can keep patients healthy, but most Americans with the virus are skipping them, a startling new study finds.






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'Incredible Gift': Man Thankful for Double Arm Transplant

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:55pm
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Will Lautzenheiser expressed gratitude Tuesday for an extraordinary gift: two new arms.






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How Many Calories in a Thanksgiving Feast?

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 9:56am
The Rossen Reports team threw an early Thanksgiving dinner for one family, without telling them that every calorie they consumed was being logged and analyzed. The results were startling.






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Watch Live: Bilateral Arm Transplant News Conference

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 9:54am
Will Lautzenheiser, the transplant recipient, and his surgeons hold a news conference at Brigham and Women's Hospital.






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6 Things My 'Adoptive' Parents Did Right

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 9:25am
To all of the parents out there thinking about adoption or in the midst of raising a child, this is for you.






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Pizza, Popcorn Included in New FDA Calorie Label Rules

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 8:41am
It's taken four years, but the FDA has released final rules requiring restaurants to list calories on their menus.






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Less Painful Mammograms? New Device May Help

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 1:16am
Dutch researchers have developed a new device that can minimize pain from mammograms without any loss of image quality.






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