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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...

India Doctor Strike

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Why are so many children dying in India?

More than 50 children, most of them newborn babies, have died in less than two weeks at a state-run pediatric hospital in one of India's most impoverished regions, authorities say.

The first two cases were reported on August 21 at the Sishu Bhawan hos...

Legionnaires' Outbreak

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4 die of Legionnaires' in Illinois; 6 ill at San Quentin

Four patients at a veterans home in Illinois have died of Legionnaires' disease, and six inmates at San Quentin State Prison in Northern California have become ill with the respiratory condition, authorities said Monday.

The deaths occurred at the Qui...

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Japan's worst day for teen suicides

Nanae Munemasa was at elementary school when the bullying started.

The 17-year-old student says she was beaten by boys with broom sticks, slapped in the girls' bathroom, and even attacked during a swimming lesson.

"I was the last one to get out of the ...

Naegleria fowleri amoeba

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Brain-eating amoeba kills 14-year-old athlete

The fatal brain-eating amoeba has struck once again, this time claiming the life of a 14-year-old star athlete.

Michael John Riley Jr. had been just days away from starting his freshman year of high school. The Houston teen, who qualified for the Jun...

Sleep

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Lack of sleep can lead to the common cold

So, it turns out your mother was right again: The less sleep you get, the more likely you are to catch a cold.

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Planned Parenthood files federal lawsuit against Alabama

Planned Parenthood has filed a federal lawsuit to block Governor Robert Bentley's effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization's Alabama clinics.

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WHO: 50% of illicit online pharmacies sell counterfeit meds

A quick Google search brings up a plethora of enticing choices for any consumer looking for a deal on one of the world's most popular prescription medications.

Ebola

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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