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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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Update Health alert: Corn Maiden Foods recalls beef and pork products

California company Corn Maiden Foods is recalling approximately 15,600 pounds of pork tamales, pork Yucatan, and beef brisket taquitos products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

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New high tech patch for Measles vaccination could be just what the doctor ordered

A new microneedle patch is being developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The hope is that it could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases.

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Hawaii may raise smoking age to 21

Hawaii is poised to become the first state in the nation to prohibit the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to anybody under age 21.

The state's legislature on Friday passed a bill raising the minimum legal age -- currently 18 -- to buy tob...

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Study: Nearly half of Ph.D students depressed

Graduate students are feeling grim about their job prospects.

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HIV outbreak in Indiana grows

The number of new HIV infections in a rural Indiana county has grown, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The institute is working to control the "severe outbreak" spread among users of a prescription opioid called Opana.

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Church potluck food tested after botulism outbreak

Investigators are trying to pinpoint which dish served at an Ohio church potluck was behind a botulism outbreak that killed one person and may have sickened dozens more.

Health officials will be testing 23 samples from Sunday's event at Cross Pointe F...

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Diet Pepsi ditches aspartame for new sweetener

Diet Pepsi will soon have a new ingredient. But don't worry. It will still taste the same.

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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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