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Nurses' union slams Texas hospital for lack of Ebola protocol

Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 19:23
The Texas hospital where two health care workers contracted Ebola while caring for a patient had guidelines that were "constantly changing" and didn't have protocols on how to deal with the deadly virus," a nurses' union claims.
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Stem cells help nearly blind see

Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:51
Researchers say that human embryonic stem cells have restored the sight of several nearly blind patients -- and that their latest study shows the cells are safe to use long-term.
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Turnip + Michelle Obama cutting loose = viral Vine

Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:35
Michelle Obama, never one to turn down an opportunity to champion healthy eating, has co-opted a popular tune -- and, in six seconds, created a viral sensation.
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Man treated for Google Glass addiction

Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:33
A man who checked in to the Navy's Substance Abuse and Recovery Program for alcoholism is also being treated for a Google Glass addiction, according to a new study.
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The bands around my baby

Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:00
Amniotic band syndrome is a condition where string-like bands extend from the inner lining of the amnion, the sac that surrounds the baby in the womb
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Mental illness: Time to break taboo

Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:58
350 million people around the world suffer from depression. Why aren't we talking about it?
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The 7 best strength exercises

Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:53
Every exercise in your strength program has a purpose -- to help you build strength and muscle, burn fat, and improve your fitness. While there's a time and a place for nearly any exercise under the right circumstance, some movements are simply more effective than others. And it should be no surprise that the ones that build a foundation for skills that you'll use in real life will be the most beneficial for improving your fitness and quality of life.
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Texas abortion clinics can reopen for now

Health - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 20:23
The Supreme Court for now has ordered Texas not to enforce a law that had effectively shut down several clinics that provide abortions. The court's order means those clinics can reopen immediately.
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Facebook pays to freeze employees' eggs

Health - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:03
As part of the insurance coverage offered to its female employees, Facebook is paying to freeze their eggs.
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Opinion: Don't let Big Tobacco crush e-cigarettes

Health - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:15
Oliver Kershaw says that if Big Tobacco is given monopoly of e-cigarette products, public health will suffer.
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Gupta suits up in Ebola protective gear

Health - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:27
Dr. Sanjay Gupta suits up & removes personal protective equipment that the CDC recommends when treating an Ebola patient
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Ebola: Five ways the CDC got it wrong

Health - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:47
A nurse contracts Ebola. An urgent care center in Boston shuts down when a sick man walks in. Workers complain they haven't been trained to protect themselves. Is the CDC partly to blame?
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The scariest virus (hint: it's not Ebola)

Health - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:13
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How could a U.S. nurse get Ebola?

Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 21:36
On the surface, the nurse seemed to have taken all the precautions needed to protect herself from Ebola.
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White House not naming Ebola 'czar,' despite calls to do so

Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 14:39
The White House continued to rebuff demands from Republican lawmakers to name an Ebola "czar" Monday, saying the current strategy headed by a top adviser allows the government to more effectively prevent the virus' spread.
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Theater buff loses 121 pounds

Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 09:26
Actor loses 121 pounds to feel better, and ends up nabbing the lead role in his own life.
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How rabbi lost 100 pounds

Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 08:20
Rabbi Pesach Sommer lost 100 pounds after a doctor told him he had type 2 diabetes.
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Michigan toddler dies of enterovirus D68

Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 07:58
A Michigan toddler has died of enterovirus D68, another reminder of the deadly potential of a disease that has infected hundreds nationwide in two months.
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ERs prepare as fears of Ebola spread

Health - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 22:06
Emergency rooms around the U.S. are preparing for the people who may have Ebola and for the people who just think they do.
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Matt Damon's personal water war

Health - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 21:57
Matt Damon talks to CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta about his mission to bring water and toliets to the poor.
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