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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...

Brazil Zika mosquitoes

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WHO: Zika result of 'massive' policy failures

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan lashed out at family planning and mosquito control "failures" as root causes of the ongoing Zika crisis in an address to the World Health Assembly Monday.

Chan said that countries "droppe...

Cigarette, smoking

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World's top insurer ditches $2 billion tobacco investment

The world's largest insurer is ditching tobacco assets worth $2 billion, saying it can't continue to invest in an industry that kills six million people per year.

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Protecting the world from deadly superbugs

Superbugs could kill one person every three seconds by 2050, the equivalent of 10 million people a year, according to the final report last week from the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance.

Bob McDonald speaks to American Legion

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VA chief's Disneyland comparison criticized

Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald downplayed Monday the time it takes for veterans to receive medical treatment by comparing the "experience" of waiting for health care to Disneyland guests waiting for a ride.

"When you go to Disney, do they mea...

E. coli and fecal matter possibly contaminating Capitola Beach

"Now that I saw the sign I'm just gonna pack up the wet suit and call it a day," said beachgoer Daniel Stahl.

Exercise bikes

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Is one minute of exercise all you need?

If someone told you that you could get a full workout in the same amount of time it takes you to make a cup of tea or take out the trash, would you believe them?

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CDC

Listeria concerns prompt recalls

Products containing sunflower seeds from a Minnesota-based company are under a voluntary recall in at least 24 states.

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15 of history’s deadliest disease outbreaks

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Throughout history, hundreds of millions of lives have been lost to epidemics and pandemics.  Here are 15 of the deadliest.

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