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Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone starts nationwide Ebola lockdown

Sierra Leone started a three-day nationwide lockdown Friday in an effort to halt an Ebola outbreak that has left thousands dead in the region.

Under the plan, no one is allowed to leave their homes for three days, allowing volunteers to go door-to-do...

Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

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Fight against Ebola is grossly underfunded

The Ebola virus has already killed thousands in West Africa, an immeasurable loss for many families. As medical workers try to quell its spread, global organizations are calculating the economic impact of the disease.

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NIH researcher becomes human guinea pig for Ebola vaccine

Earlier this week, Brian Shepherd sat down in a small doctor's office in Bethesda, Maryland. A technician swabbed his arm and gave him a quick jab with a needle.

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The longer you sleep, the weirder your dreams

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health. Remember, correlation is not causation -- so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.

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15 die after getting measles shots in Syria

A crying mother cradles and moves her dead baby to the floor, yelling out, "My child, my child." Outside, another woman shakes and gestures in a fit of absolute grief as she piercingly screams, "Pray to God and his prophet sister."

Both women had bro...

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Obama signs order to fight superbugs

The rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria could lead to a future full of untreatable infections, experts have warned us for years.

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8 killed in Guinea town amid Ebola fears

They were traveling to raise awareness about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Instead, it seems, they encountered violence.

The bodies of eight people have been discovered in southeastern Guinea, near the country's border with Liberia, a governm...

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As open enrollment nears, ACA website still isn't totally safe

HealthCare.gov still isn't as safe as it should be, and the annual open enrollment period starts again in just two months.

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