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Ambulance Ebola patient arrives in Atlanta

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What's more contagious than Ebola? Anxiety

Kisha Bell walks into the Neighborhood Medical Center in Dallas complaining of abdominal pain. But she has a much more pressing concern weighing on her mind.

"Ebola -- can you tell me, I guess, as far as like the symptoms?" she asks the doctor.



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E. coli linked to Costco chicken salad

Health investigators confirm a handful of cases of E. coli have been linked back to chicken salad sold at Costco.

Nineteen people have been infected in seven states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The majority of the case...

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Turing cuts hospital price for drug it hiked 5,000%

The pharmaceutical company that increased the price of a drug used by AIDS and cancer patients 5,000% is slashing the price it will charge hospitals.

Turing Pharmaceuticals said it will offer hospitals Daraprim at up to 50 percent off the list price. ...

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Just how deadly is the kissing bug?

Deadly kissing bugs. You may have seen them popping up recently in your Facebook feed -- similar in appearance to a cockroach -- as reports are shared about the insects possibly invading a state near you. But, just how deadly are they?

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How airlines deal with in-flight medical emergencies

One in every 604 flights involves a reported medical emergency, according to a 2013 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.


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Pfizer and Allergan combine in biggest drug merger ever

In one of the biggest corporate deals ever, Pfizer and Allergan announced Monday that they would combine to create the world's largest pharmaceutical giant.



How to break even on Thanksgiving calories

With the right planning and a serving of willpower, you can have a healthy (or healthier) Thanksgiving.

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Health panel slams WHO over Ebola response

A panel of global health experts has strongly criticized the World Health Organization, saying it mishandled the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


Understanding Health

15 of history’s deadliest disease outbreaks

POSTED: 07:36 AM PDT Oct 22, 2014 

Throughout history, hundreds of millions of lives have been lost to epidemics and pandemics.  Here are 15 of the deadliest.

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