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The nurse who beat Ebola is getting back to normal life

Health - 4 hours 7 min ago
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 - 5 hours 6 min ago
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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Straighten out smartphone slump!

Health - 9 hours 29 min ago
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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Researchers retract diet pill study

Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:00
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 Now a study supporting one of those products, diet pills made with green coffee bean extract, has been withdrawn by its lead researchers.
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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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Cell transplant allows paralyzed man to walk again, researchers say

Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 03:29
A ground-breaking cell transplant has allowed a paralyzed man to walk again, researchers announced Tuesday.
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New hope for paralysis cure

Health - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:47
A man paralyzed after his spinal cord was severed is walking again after a transplant using cells from his nasal cavity.
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The 5 biggest breakfast myths

Health - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:38
The first meal of the day can have a very different meaning for different people.
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Mandy Moore: For Africa, health care that works

Health - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:21
Mandy Moore says quality health care can be ensured by applying commercial franchising strategies to clinics in Africa.
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That sweet drink may age you

Health - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:03
Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages may make certain cells in your body age faster, a new study suggests.
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Tests show Spanish nurse's aide free of Ebola

Health - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:07
The Spanish nurse's aide who contracted Ebola after treating virus-stricken patients in Madrid is free of the virus, her doctors announced Tuesday after another test on her.
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Study: 3 a month will fly with Ebola

Health - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:18
Up to three Ebola-infected travelers might board an international flight each month in West Africa, researchers say.
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See King Tut's 'virtual autopsy'

Health - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:32
King Tutankhamun's golden, mummified remains tell only a partial story of an ancient Egyptian boy king who died under mysterious circumstances.
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