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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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Rio 2016 Olympic stadium

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What threat does Zika pose to the Olympics?

Well before the Zika epidemic began in Brazil last year, Olympics organizers knew they would face a challenge in keeping the approximately 16,000 athletes and 600,000 visitors to Rio de Janiero healthy.

Zika mosquitos not for media gallery

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3 deaths linked to Zika virus in Venezuela

Three people have died in Venezuela from complications related to the Zika virus, President Nicolas Maduro said.

There have been 319 confirmed cases of the Zika virus in the nation, state-run newspaper Correo Del Orinoco reported Thursday.

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How your brain works against your best intentions

Have you ever tried to stop yourself from doing something, but were unable to summon up the willpower? A new study finds your brain might be working against your best intentions, and scientists think they might know what could help you unlock your better self.

Pollen explosion on the Monterey Peninsula

Pollen explosion on Monterey Peninsula has allergists busy

If you live on the peninsula then you know pollen is everywhere. Cars, sidewalks, even stair rails are painted yellow.

Prescription drugs, pills

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Clinton, Bush biggest recipients of Pharma donations

When former Turing Pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli announced that he was increasing the price of an HIV drug called Daraprim by nearly 5,000%, he turned the cost of prescription drugs into a political issue.

Elderly senior citizen's hand held by younger hand

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Why Americans don't live as long as Europeans

Americans die younger than people in other high-income countries, and drug poisonings, gun injuries and motor vehicle crashes are largely to blame, a study finds.

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How Silicon Valley is dealing with mental illness

It was less than a year ago that Adrienne Heinz lost her brother, Austen, who committed suicide after a lifelong battle with depression.

Ebola

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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