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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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Uganda hospital treating Ebola outbreak

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Ebola cases drop to lowest level since June

The number of new Ebola cases reported in the three worst-hit countries fell to its lowest level since late June, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone had a combined total of 99 new cases for the week ending J...

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Study: Beer can help ward off Alzheimer's

Researchers have touted the health benefits of wine when consumed in moderation, now scientists are promoting the benefits of beer.

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California measles cases still increasing

California health officials said Wednesday there are 79 confirmed measles cases in the state.

According to the California Department of Public Health website, 52 of those cases are linked to an outbreak at Disneyland.

There are four confirmed cases in...

No Shortage of Flu Shots

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School vaccination danger lists

The state is warning several central coast schools that they are the most vulnerable for outbreaks or vaccine-preventable diseases.

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Dear Jon Update: E-cigarettes still largely allowed

They’re fast becoming one of the biggest public health concerns, electronic-cigarettes. As more and more people take up using this tobacco alternative, some cities are pushing back. So where can you use e-cigarettes? At least two cities here on the Central Coast say "not in our public places."

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State warns: stay away from E-cigarettes

As a new Senate bill circulates on banning E-cigarettes in many public places, the state’s health officer is sending a warning Wednesday to avoid the use of the devices.

 

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California measles outbreak grows

California has reported more measles cases.

The number of cases has increased to 73, with 50 of those cases linked to an outbreak at Disneyland, the California Department of Public Health reported Monday.

Last week, public health officials reported 59...

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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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