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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.

Ebola...

Flint water plant

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Flint employee reaches plea agreement in water crisis

Michael Glasgow, a former Flint city employee charged in connection with the city's water crisis, has reached a deal with prosecutors.

Oprah

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Weight Watchers still waiting for an Oprah boost

Weight Watchers is still waiting for Oprah Winfrey's seal of approval to resurrect it.

The diet company reported its latest earnings after the closing bell on Wednesday. The company lost money, although slightly less than Wall Street expected.

But the...

Flint family 151 water bottles

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The faces of the Flint water crisis

When President Barack Obama visits Flint today, he will find a community that has been through strife and tried to find the positives -- but is struggling to see progress.

Bearded dragon

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Lizards have REM sleep, just like people

In the quest to understand exactly why we sleep, scientists have gone to great lengths to study the way animals snooze.

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Google wants to inject cyborg lenses into your eyeballs

Google has patented a new technology that would let the company inject a computerized lens directly into your eyeball.

Sea Hero

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Video game could help spot dementia

A new mobile game, Sea Hero Quest, could help spot dementia by gaining insight into spatial navigational abilities.

Plastic surgery

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Medical errors the third leading cause of death?

You've heard those hospital horror stories where the surgeon removes the wrong body part or operates on the wrong patient or accidentally leaves medical equipment in the person they were operating on.

Even scarier, perhaps, is a new study in the late...

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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