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Maine nurse refuses quarantine

2 hours 2 min ago
A nurse who was quarantined against her will after treating Ebola patients in West Africa will not obey instructions to seclude herself at home.
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Brittany Maynard on decision to die: Now isn't the right time

4 hours 13 min ago
Brittany Maynard says she hasn't decided yet when she'll end her life, but it's a decision she's still determined to make.
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30% of shrimp products misrepresented, study says

4 hours 32 min ago
You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it and saute it, but one of America's favorite seafoods -- the humble shrimp -- might not be what you think it is.
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The diseases lurking in the sewers

6 hours 16 min ago
An ambitious project will test sewage for hidden diseases circulating in cities, detecting illnesses people don't even know they have.
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Connecticut girl barred from school amid Ebola fears; family sues

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:02pm
The family of a third-grader in Connecticut has filed a lawsuit against Milford Public Schools, saying their daughter was banned from school for 21 days amid Ebola fears when she returned from a trip to Lagos, Nigeria, for a family wedding.
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Why U.S. Ebola patients seem to be recovering faster

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:02pm
For a disease that kills more than 50% of its victims abroad, Ebola in the United States is getting snuffed out at a remarkably fast rate. Why is that?
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Calculating the odds: 12 sons in a row

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:50pm
They may not beat the Duggars for sheer number of children, but this couple in Michigan has their own kind of reality-TV-worthy reproduction streak going on.
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Could Google pill detect cancer?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:07am
Google is developing a pill that would hunt for cancer cells in human bodies. CNN's Laurie Segall reports.
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'Operation' game creator needs an operation

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:59am
John Spinello created the game of "Operation" nearly 50 years ago. Now he needs help paying for a medical procedure.
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What happens during a stroke

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:09am
A stroke is a very scary thing: A vessel carrying blood to the brain becomes blocked or bursts, leaving the brain deprived of the essential oxygen and nutrients. In the minutes following, brain cells begin to die.
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New app helps flag suicidal tweets

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:25am
Suicide prevention organization Samaritans launched a free app Wednesday that flags disturbing tweets and sends an alert to friends.
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Dallas nurse Amber Vinson is free of Ebola, Emory says

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:49pm
A second Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the virus and will be released from the Atlanta hospital where she's been treated, the hospital said Tuesday.
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Ebola: Who is patient zero?

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:42am
Before the virus ravaged West Africa, before the deaths soared into the thousands, before the outbreak triggered global fears, Ebola struck a toddler named Emile Ouamouno.
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Nurse released from quarantine

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:04am
A 5-year-old boy in New York and an American nurse released from quarantine were at the center of Ebola developments in the United States on Monday.
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Baby wipes recalled

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:01am
Nutek Disposables of Pennsylvania has issued a voluntary recall for its baby wipes because some packages may contain a bacteria that's often resistant to common antibiotics.
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'A' for effort: Teacher transforms

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:35am
At his heaviest, high school teacher Jeff Baxter was 465 pounds. Then he lost 270 pounds and went on to become "Teacher of the Year."
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7 ways to stop unhealthy food cravings

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:20am
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

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 7:52pm
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?

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:00am
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

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 6:39am
A pioneering procedure might be the answer to ending the misery of Tourette's syndrome.
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