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4 more kids with mystery illness

Health - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:22
Doctors in Colorado spotted it first -- a group of children hospitalized with a neurologic illness. Now a hospital in Boston is reporting patients with similar symptoms.
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Enterovirus to blame for paralysis?

Health - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:57
Health officials are looking for the cause of a neurologic illness that's affected several children in Colorado. Is enterovirus D68 to blame?
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Ebola patients left on the ground outside hospital

Health - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:28
The desperately ill Ebola patients had come to the new center for treatment. Instead they would be left on the ground.
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Is diet soda really any better?

Health - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:28
Soda makers want to cut the number of calories you're drinking each year. At the Clinton Global Initiative on Tuesday, the big three -- Coke, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper -- pledged to reduce the number of beverage calories Americans are consuming by 20% over the next decade.
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Brothers travel before going blind

Health - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:27
What would you see if you knew you wouldn't be able to see much longer? Tod and Justin Purvis traveled across America to find the answer.
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How to become a morning person

Health - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:27
Let's start with the bad news: Only about 1 in 10 people is a true morning person, according to The Body Clock Guide to Better Health.
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NFL player who killed girlfriend, self likely had CTE

Health - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:23
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher likely had a devastating brain disease when he shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself two years ago, a doctor says in a new report.
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Doctors: Think twice about 'the pill' for teens

Health - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 14:44
When it comes to effective birth control options for teens, "the pill" might be considered a reproductive relic.
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Five babies test positive for TB in Texas

Health - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:34
Five babies in El Paso, Texas, have tested positive for tuberculosis after being exposed to the infectious disease at a local hospital, the city's health department says.
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Lab holds 2,000 brains

Health - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 07:45
The University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank provides brain tissues to researchers to study various brain disorders.
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Treating Ebola with HIV drug

Health - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 07:41
A doctor in rural Liberia inundated with Ebola patients says he's had good results with a treatment he tried out of sheer desperation: an HIV drug.
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FDA: Stop selling fake Ebola drugs

Health - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 07:41
The FDA has warned three companies that are selling products that claim to treat or cure Ebola.
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Harvesting 'bones' in $2.5m coral farm

Health - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 22:37
A man-made coral reef in the desert, could change medical operations forever.
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Beer may be good for your brain

Health - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 14:43
An element in beer may be good for your brain and other things we learned from medical journals this week.
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Smart toothbrush tracks brushing

Health - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:41
This Bluetooth enabled toothbrush coaches you while you brush and tracks your progress through a smartphone app.
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How your baby's brain develops

Health - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:40
Take a look inside what might be the most complex biological system in the world: the human brain.
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A one-woman Ebola hospital

Health - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:14
22-year-old Fatu Kekula nursed her mother, father and sister through Ebola using trash bags to protect herself.
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Just 2 doctors for 85,000 people

Health - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:29
In Bomi County, Liberia, there are two doctors. Not two doctors for Ebola patients but two doctors -- period.
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American Ebola patient released

Health - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:28
Dr. Rick Sacra is the third American Ebola patient to fully recover from the deadly virus.
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Farming in the city

Health - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:52
This urban farm supplies fresh produce to food deserts, but also offers other benefits to individuals and the community.
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