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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...

Butter, margarine, bread

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Butter not as bad as you thought, study suggests

Have we gotten the health risks of butter all wrong?

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Dangerous chemicals hiding in everyday products

It was long believed that you could acquire "better living through chemistry." But that may really not be the case. In a landmark alliance, known as Project TENDR, leaders of various disciplines have come together in a consensus statement to say that...

Fireworks tent, 4th of July

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As fireworks laws are relaxed, injuries increase

Fireworks are synonymous with Fourth of July celebrations. But as entertaining as sparklers, bottle rockets and other consumer items can be, they're also responsible for many injuries, which can sometimes result in death.

Smog Free Tower

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World's largest air purifier takes on China's smog

When artist Daan Roosegaarde visited Beijing in 2014, he was inspired by what he didn't see.

Google-crib

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Google publishes patent for smart crib

Google wants to cram as many baby monitoring devices as possible into a single crib.

3-D blind art museum

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Opening up art for the blind, with 3-D

Luc was only 7 years old when his world went dark and he became blind unexpectedly. But as he likes to say, blindness isn't very effective on him.

Even with his can-do attitude, the 13-year-old recalls feeling excluded when he visited a museum exhibi...

Hand sanitizer

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Is your hand sanitizer safe? The FDA wants to know

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are everywhere these days, and the Food and Drug Administration wants to know more about them. It requested more scientific evidence Wednesday to prove that hand sanitizers are both safe and effective.

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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