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Opinion: Who's hurt by assisted suicide?

Health - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:02
Diane Coleman weighs in on Brittany Maynard and the problem with legalizing assisted suicide.
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How she lost 145 pounds

Health - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 06:54
One day, Kari Ianuale had had enough. The Nazareth, Pennsylvania, resident was embarrassed to discover that her size 24 pants no longer fit.
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Advocate for 'death with dignity' dies

Health - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 06:44
Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old who said she had terminal brain cancer and would end her life under Oregon's "Death with Dignity Act," has died, advocacy group Compassion & Choices said on Facebook.
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Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed

Health - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 05:23
A happy reunion in Dallas. An Ebola patient in France. And a condition upgrade in New York.
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UN official: No need to quarantine everyone from Ebola hotspots

Health - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:58
It is not necessary to quarantine people merely because they come from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, the United Nations Ebola coordinator said Friday.
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Can we predict the future of medicine?

Health - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:52
Although designer babies and a disease-free world may or may not come to pass, you can get a glimpse of the most promising and upcoming medical innovations of 2015, via the Cleveland Clinic.
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Maine judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

Health - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:48
A Maine judge on Friday ruled in favor of a nurse who defied a quarantine in a tense standoff with state authorities, saying local health officials failed to prove the need for a stricter order enforcing an Ebola quarantine.
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Game company to help 'Operation' creator with operation costs

Health - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:18
John Spinello created the game of "Operation" nearly 50 years ago. Since then, millions have attempted to remove small plastic body parts from Cavity Sam without lighting up his red nose and hearing that sweat-inducing BUZZ.
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A welcome -- or not -- for health workers from Africa's Ebola zone

Health - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:53
Maine's plan to impose a mandatory quarantine on nurse Kaci Hickox highlights an individual liberty versus public safety controversy about health workers returning from Africa's Ebola zone.
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Scientists link 60 genes to autism risk

Health - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:56
Researchers have found dozens of new genes that may play a role in autism, according to two studies published in the journal Nature.
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What are the odds of 12 sons in a row?

Health - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:51
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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'Lady Ganga': What she did with just a few months to live

Health - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:16
"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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Maine nurse at center of Ebola quarantine debate

Health - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:57
Is it fear or facts?
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What's fishy about your shrimp?

Health - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:55
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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Chronic fatigue syndrome is real, researchers say

Health - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:55
People with chronic fatigue syndrome are exhausted, no matter how much rest they get, for more than six months at a time. They suffer from muscle and joint pain and may experience short-term memory loss.
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Maine nurse refuses quarantine

Health - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:56
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

Health - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 07:45
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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The diseases lurking in the sewers

Health - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:42
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

Health - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:02
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

Health - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:02
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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