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New York doctor free of Ebola

Health - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 06:46
Dr. Craig Spencer, who was diagnosed with Ebola in New York City last month after returning from treating patients in Guinea, is now free of the virus and will be released from the hospital.
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How pot changes your brain

Health - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 06:35
Using marijuana at an early age could have long-term consequences on your brain. It may even lower your IQ. That's according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
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McDonald's recalls 2.3 million Hello Kitty whistles

Health - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 06:23
McDonald's is recalling about 2.3 million Hello Kitty toys that came with some of its Happy Meals because they pose a choking risk.
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Lifetime dieter feels 'unstoppable'

Health - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 15:37
Danyeil Durrant was 10 years old when she first began dieting. She had no idea she would be wrestling with her eating habits for the next three decades.
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Kids sickened by detergent pods

Health - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 13:58
Last year a Florida mother found her baby had eaten one of those brightly colored laundry detergent pods, an accident that proved fatal. Doctors are demanding better childproof designs and packaging.
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When the flu wiped out millions

Health - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 07:00
Before Ebola, there was the Spanish flu of 1918, which in the final years of World War I burned rapidly through army barracks, refugee camps and troop ships, killing more people than died in battles.
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What she did with months to live

Health - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 06:47
"I had to film her death," Frederic Lumiere says softly. "In the film, I'm behind the camera, and you can hear me crying."
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Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox, boyfriend plan to leave Maine town

Health - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 21:36
Nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend are planning to travel to southern Maine from Fort Kent, Maine, after her 21-day monitoring period ends this week.
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Her job is to help you die a 'good death'

Health - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 13:47
Jena Johnson counsels people who want to die a good death. She wants Americans to know that they have choices about what they want at the end of their lives.
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Autistic artist teaches through drawings

Health - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:16
Pouring her heart and soul into her drawings, Julia Adams illustrates a book by Sam Goldstein to teach kids about autism.
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Why we need World Vasectomy Day

Health - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 08:56
It's a simple procedure that takes about 15 minutes, but it leads men to shoulder part of the responsibility for family planning.
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How did nurse Amber Vinson get Ebola?

Health - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 18:03
'It is a mystery to me,' she says. Vinson says she followed all the rules when caring for an Ebola patient. So how did the Texas nurse contract the deadly virus?
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How to avoid Ebola quarantines

Health - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 15:40
In dealing with the Ebola crisis, Aileen Marty says we can come up with cheaper and safer solutions than quarantines.
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Spanish nurse's assistant to leave hospital after beating Ebola

Health - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 14:18
A Spanish nurse's assistant who caught Ebola while caring for a patient is to be discharged Wednesday after 30 days in the hospital, medical officials said.
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What is bipolar disorder?

Health - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 09:12
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains bipolar disorder and why the condition is so difficult to identify and treat.
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Special NICU mimics mom's womb

Health - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 07:45
Doctors and nurses at a specialized unit at CHOC have implemented a system they say is dramatically reducing disability and infection rates among micro preemies.
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How to decode the restaurant menu

Health - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 07:10
Restaurant menus are designed to entice you, not tell you whether the foods are healthy. This guide takes the guesswork out of dining out.
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Study: Long-term shift work lessens brain power

Health - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:38
It's not the news that any shift worker wants to hear. Not only is working irregular hours bad for your social life and likely your health, but it has a chronic effect on your ability to think, a new study has found.
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Kaci Hickox: 'The fight is not over'

Health - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:07
Nurse Kaci Hickox has cut a deal with authorities that permits her to travel, more or less freely, while monitoring her health.
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Athlete achieves dying wish

Health - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:06
Basketball might be a team sport, but Mount St. Joseph University freshman Lauren Hill was clearly the star of the court Sunday in Ohio's Cintas Center in Cincinnati.
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