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7 ways to stop unhealthy food cravings

Health - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:20
How often are you overcome with the desire to devour a chocolate bar or cheeseburger? Even the most nutrition-conscious people have to learn how to cope with cravings, sometimes for not-so-nutritious foods. You might think that a longing for these unhealthy treats results from emotions, and that could be true -- but not necessarily.
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U.S. general, troops in Ebola quarantine

Health - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 19:52
Army Major General Darryl A. Williams, commander of U.S. Army Africa, and approximately 10 other personnel are now in "controlled monitoring" in Italy after returning there from West Africa over the weekend, according to multiple U.S. military officials.
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To quarantine or not to quarantine?

Health - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:00
A nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital after returning from West Africa will be discharged, but the quarantine debate continues.
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Electrodes in brain to treat Tourette's

Health - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 06:39
A pioneering procedure might be the answer to ending the misery of Tourette's syndrome.
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Ebola outbreak: Millions of doses of vaccines planned by 2015

Health - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:40
As the world reels from its deadliest Ebola outbreak, health experts are fast-tracking tests for various vaccines, and hope to have millions of experimental doses by next year.
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The nurse who beat Ebola is getting back to normal life

Health - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:04
She beat Ebola. Now she's eager to resume a normal life -- and reunite with her dog, Bentley.
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Timeline: Ebola in New York

Health - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:17
A doctor who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola -- the first case of the deadly virus in New York City.
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Australian doctors perform pioneering heart transplants

Health - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:36
Pioneering heart transplant surgery announced Friday in Australia may lead to a new option for patients awaiting transplants by boosting the number of donor hearts available.
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How to print yourself a new hand

Health - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:25
Robert Graboyes says "permissionless innovation" is letting design and production of low-cost of 3-D printed hands quickly evolve. Such unleashed enterprise hould be applied across all of health care
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Researchers retract diet pill study

Health - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:26
Dr. Mehmet Oz has been under fire recently for promoting weight loss products on TV's "The Dr. Oz Show" that aren't backed by a lot of scientific evidence. Now a study supporting one of those products, diet pills made with green coffee bean extract, has been withdrawn by its lead researchers.
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Teen's quest for Amazon "medicine" ends in tragedy

Health - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:45
Kyle Nolan's mother opens up about his tragic journey to the Peruvian Amazon seeking the mind-altering power of ayahuasca, which some call a drug and others call a medicine.
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Straighten out smartphone slump!

Health - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 06:58
As you cradle your smartphone or lean into your laptop to read this, what's your posture like? Even if you aren't doing it right now, how much of your day is spent with your neck lurched forward, shoulders slumped and chest collapsed? All that time in "smartphone slump" not only makes you look and feel stressed, it can cause persistent pain.
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Could the Amazon hold the cure for PTSD?

Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:35
A former Marine sergeant writes about his journey from an eager recruit to a traumatized young man and why he and other war veterans are seeking treatment from a psychedelic drug found deep inside the Amazon jungle.
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Doctors Without Borders physician tested for Ebola in NY

Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:52
A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned from West Africa was taken to a New York hospital for isolation and testing for the Ebola virus, a law enforcement official briefed on the matter told CNN.
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Living life from a hospital room

Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:36
A 17-year-old girl living with cystic fibrosis makes the hospital her happy place. "Every breath I take is a miracle," she says.
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The next medicinal marijuana?

Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:31
Ayahuasca is a psychedelic drink that's attracting more and more tourists to the remote corners of the Amazon. But is it a drug, or is it medicine?
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Are obese dummies the key to preventing road deaths?

Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:28
To accommodate the increasing numbers of overweight drivers, car safety experts are developing an obese dummy.
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45,000-year-old leg bone offers clues to Stone Age mating

Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:05
DNA from a 45,000-year-old leg bone is giving scientists a better idea of when modern humans first started mating with Neanderthals.
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This curable disease killed 1.5 million in 2013

Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:55
A World Health Organization report on tuberculosis shows that 9 million people developed the disease in 2013 and 1.5 million died, making it one of the world's deadliest communicable diseases.
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New requirements for travelers from Ebola-stricken nations

Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:55
All travelers coming from Ebola-stricken Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone into the United States will be required to monitor their temperatures for 21 days and keep an eye on possible Ebola symptoms, starting on Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.
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