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  • Bill O'Reilly took a poll on legalizing weed. You'll never guess what happened next.

    When Bill O'Reilly issued a poll on his site about marijuana legalization, he probably didn't expect users to come out swinging for the pro-weed crowd. And yet, that's exactly what happened.

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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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  • Ebola patient coming to U.S. as aid workers' health worsens

    By Julie Steenhuysen and Colleen Jenkins CHICAGO/WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital…

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  • Biota's lead drug fails mid-stage study, shares slump

    (Reuters) - Biota Pharmaceuticals Inc said its influenza treatment failed to meet the main goal in a mid-stage study, about two months after the company lost a key government contract supporting the drug's development. Biota's shares fell as much as 29 percent to a record low of $2.29, making the…

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  • Alzheimer's documentary 'Alive Inside' pushes for music therapy

    By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Rossato-Bennett initially thought it was the worst job he had ever taken. When Rossato-Bennett started filming three years ago he met Henry.

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  • How Bold Smokers Lie and Pay Less for Term Life Insurance

    Of course it's hard for insurers to know whe someone lies about his smoking habit.

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  • The conservative battle against ObamaCare won't end with Halbig

    No matter how you feel about Halbig vs. Sebelius — the recent decision that said it was illegal for the government to funnel subsidies to the 36 states that declined to build health care exchanges — the odds that this legal challenge to ObamaCare will ultimately prevail in the courts are not that…

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  • Britain to map 100,000 DNA code sequences

    British scientists are to map 100,000 complete DNA code sequences in a project that will make the country a world leader in genetic research on cancer and rare diseases, the prime minister said on Friday. David Cameron announced £300 million ($507 million, 378 million euros) in deals to fund the…

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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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  • USDA overhauls 50 year-old poultry inspections

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is moving to cut down on the thousands of foodborne illnesses linked to chicken and turkey each year with an overhaul of poultry plant inspection rules that are more than 50 years old.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What The Government Got Wrong About Nutrition -- And How It Can Fix It

    Americans have been gorging themselves on unhealthy junk food, leading to high rates of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. New dietary guidelines could help combat these illnesses. (Photo: Getty Images)For decades, the U.S. government had a simple message on diet: To avoid chronic illnesses like…

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    2 Americans with Ebola to be flown back to US

    Emory University Hospital officials say there are plans for an American aid worker who has been diagnosed with Ebola to be transferred there for treatment.

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  • Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729

    By Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims, joining neighbouring Liberia in imposing controls as the death toll from the outbreak of the virus hit 729 in West Africa. The World Health Organisation said it…

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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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  • Is It the Flu or Meningococcal Meningitis? Don't Wait to Find Out

    "Your child has meningococcal meningitis."As a mom, these are words I cannot imagine hearing. This is a disease that can be mistaken for the flu but can potentially be much more dangerous. If you have watched the news in the past few months, you probably heard about outbreaks of meningococcal…

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  • Smoking linked to risk, progression of macular degeneration

    By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who smoke, or have smoked a large number of cigarettes over time, are more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration or to have it worsen sooner, according to a long-term study. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye…

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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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