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Fifth country confirms Ebola

Health - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:27
The West African country has confirmed its first Ebola case one week after closing its borders with Guinea.
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This is your brain on heroin

Health - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:26
Sanjay Gupta explains what happens to your brain on opiates, the key ingredient in heroin and other powerful narcotics.
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Call for e-cigarette crackdown

Health - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:40
The World Health Organization is calling for strict regulations on e-cigarettes.
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Surgical 'black box' coming soon

Health - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:59
Researchers are working on a tracking device like the ones placed in airplanes that records surgeons' movements during an operation.
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Ebola outbreak death toll passes 1,550

Health - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:45
The Ebola outbreak "continues to accelerate" in West Africa and has killed 1,552 people so far, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
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Being an addict's mom

Health - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:31
How do parents of addicts help their children without enabling them? CNN's Kelly Wallace gets a painfully honest look at what it's like to be in this situation.
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'Meat & potatoes' of fighting drugs

Health - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:25
Heroin use has surged in cities across the U.S. CNN joins Detective David Betz as he and a confidential informant work to get illegal drugs off the streets.
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Ebola doctors volunteer despite risk

Health - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:21
Healthcare workers in Liberia carry on despite the growing number of casualties among their own. Nima Elbagir reports.
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Ebola outbreak 'worse than I'd feared'

Health - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:26
CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden is in Liberia, one of four countries affected by the largest Ebola outbreak on record.
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'Suicide tourism' has doubled

Health - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:40
More than 600 people traveled to Switzerland for the "sole purpose of committing suicide" between 2008 and 2012.
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45 sickened by raw milk in Utah

Health - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:39
Cases of campylobacteriosis, a common diarrheal infection, have been linked to raw milk or cream purchased at a local dairy farm.
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120 health care workers dead

Health - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:23
CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses why 120 healthcare workers died from the Ebola virus.
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Medical evidence of white privilege?

Health - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:22
Jean Casarez sets out to find out why blacks and other minorities have higher infant mortality rates and health issues.
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Questions linger about effects of Fukushima

Health - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:06
Four years after the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, questions about the lingering physical and mental health toll of the disaster persist.
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Adding years to your life

Health - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:03
CNN's Holly Firfer tells us how to add years to your life and life to your years.
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Transgender woman feels 'complete'

Health - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:47
Devin Payne had gone years without health insurance. Then Obamacare opened the door for her gender reassignment surgery.
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6 yoga poses to help with sciatica

Health - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:44
Sciatica is a real pain in the butt -- and sometimes also in the leg and foot. See six yoga poses that can help provide sciatic pain relief.
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Inside the Ebola 'quarantine zone'

Health - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:47
A red rope guarded by police marks the "quarantine line" around the West Point slum. Beyond it, more than 70,000 people are trapped -- angry, scared and increasingly hungry.
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Patients lie to CDC

Health - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:53
Out of fear or mistrust, some Ebola patients aren't honest about all the people they've been in contact with while symptomatic.
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Menopause Qs you're not asking

Health - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 18:03
Menopause: the permanent end of fertility (and periods!) that commonly happens to women in their late 40s and 50s. For many women, just saying the word can increase anxiety levels.
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