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  • Ebola discoverer says would sit next to victim on train

    The scientist who helped discover the Ebola virus said the outbreak in west Africa was unlikely to trigger a major epidemic outside the region, adding he would happily sit next to an infected person on a train. Since March, there have been 1,201 cases of Ebola and 672 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and…

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  • Ebola-infected doctor's extraordinary sacrifice

    Even from his own sickbed, Dr. Kent Brantly continues to put the well-being of others before his own.

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  • Your History is Available Online, Take a Look!

    A new website reveals everyone's past online. Looking through someone's records is as easy as searching a Name and State!

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  • 5 NBA Players Who Found Their Game After Losing Weight

    When you see a guy like LeBron James streaking down the court for a one-handed tomahawk slam in the waning moments of the fourth quarter, it looks easy. In reality,

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  • Otzi 'The Iceman' Had Heart Disease Genes

    Ötzi the Iceman, a well-preserved mummy discovered in the Alps, may have had a genetic predisposition to heart disease, new research suggests. The new finding may explain why the man — who lived 5,300 years ago, stayed active and certainly didn't smoke or wolf down processed food in front of the TV…

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    Ebola Alert: 2 More Americans Fighting for Their Lives in Quarantine

    Global alert in the race to contain the largest outbreak of this deadly virus in history.

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  • U.S. doctor battling Ebola takes slight turn for worse

    WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - The health of a U.S. doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia while helping fight an unprecedented outbreak of the deadly disease has worsened slightly, a relief organization said on Thursday. Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, an American missionary also infected…

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  • Sheriff: Baby left in van outside doctor's office

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A doctor and nurses went to the aid of a 2-month-old baby girl after a Florida mom left the infant in a hot minivan outside a pediatrician's office for about an hour, authorities say.

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  • Driving high questioned on busy day in Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid rancorous debate over other weighty issues Thursday on Capitol Hill, lawmakers wondered aloud whether driving cars after smoking marijuana is dangerous. Among the unanswered questions: Would drivers who are "high" travel too fast or too slow for safety?

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  • Tycoon Worth $62.9 Billion Shares Money Secret

    This billionaire investing wizard has a dead-simple system for making money you can start using today.

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  • California's proposed 2015 Obamacare premiums to rise 4 pct in 2015

    Healthcare premiums will rise an average of 4.2 percent in 2015 on California's health insurance exchange, the largest of the state marketplaces established by President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, state officials said on Thursday. Ten companies will sell plans for 2015 through Covered…

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  • Lessons From the Grassroots: Yoga, Antiracism and a Different Kind of Yoga Service

    This is an interview with Jardana Peacock, based in Nashville, Tennessee, where she uses yoga as a healing tool for people working through emotional trauma and physical injury. She is a radical wellness coach and leads community wellness workshops and yoga classes, primarily in the southeast. She…

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  • Don’t Bogart that Uber-like app, my friend . . .

    A new San Francisco-based app is available to help with your cannabis shopping needs. And you can do it all from the comfort of that clam-bake pad of yours you call a home. As reported on SFWeekly.com ...

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  • China Court to Hear First Gay Conversion Therapy Case

    A gay Chinese man said Thursday he is suing a "gay conversion" therapy clinic, the first lawsuit of its kind in the country, after suffering physical and mental harm when the clinic used electroshock therapy and hypnosis during the "treatment." 

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  • How to Improve Your Food Safety

    These steps can help ensure your operation doesn't face the catastrophe that is a food-borne illness.Stories surrounding food-borne illness outbreaks in national quick-service restaurant chains have become very common, with many national brands having suffered at least one major food-borne illness…

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    Ebola outbreak in West Africa (27 photos)

    Sierra Leone leader Ernest Bai Koroma declared a state of emergency on Thursday and as the country struggled to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic. The impoverished country, along with neighbouring Guinea and Liberia, is struggling to contain an epidemic that has infected 1,200 people and left 672…

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  • Dental Implants: What You Should Know

    Thinking of getting dental implants? There are critical things you should know before going under the knife for the perfect smile.

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  • South Africa's life expectancy jumps to 61.2 years

    Life expectancy in AIDS-hit South Africa has shot up sharply over the past decade, thanks to life prolonging anti-retroviral (ARVs) treatment, latest estimates from the country's statistics agency showed Thursday. South Africans are on average living up to 61.2 years compared to 52.2 years some 10…

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  • Gaza 'miracle baby' dies over complications, power cuts

    A premature baby rescued by Gaza doctors from her dead mother's womb last week has died due to complications and power cuts affecting the intensive care unit where she was treated. The six-day-old baby was born by emergency Caesarean section Friday after doctors at Deir al-Balah hospital in central…

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  • Australia urged to come clean on asylum-seekers' mental health

    Australia's human rights commissioner said Thursday the government must come clean about conditions at offshore asylum-seeker camps after an inquiry heard of an alleged cover-up of mental health problems. The facilities have been under the spotlight in recent weeks following reports that up to a…

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  • DNA changes linked to health effects of childhood abuse

    By Krystnell Storr NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Trauma has lasting effects on mental and physical health that may stem from changes to DNA which undermine a person’s ability to rebound from stress, according to new research. The small study of abused children adds to a growing body of evidence…

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  • Healthy Living in Stressful Times May Reduce Aging Effects

    Maintaining a healthy lifestyle during troubling times may reduce some of the negative effects of stress on the body, and the accelerated aging that can come with it, researchers say. The study participants reported their health and behaviors, as well as whether any major stressful events such as…

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  • Drugs and Dollars

    Even with the relentless spotlight on the Affordable Care Act, a new health issue is edging toward center stage: drug costs. The poster drug for this controversy is Sovaldi, a dramatically effective and extraordinarily expensive new agent for treating hepatitis C, which causes chronic liver…

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  • Top 10 Fitness Icons of the '80s: Then and Now

    Whether it was aerobics, bodybuilding or toning, these superstars changed the fitness world forever. Find out where these athletic inspirations are

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