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Ripple effect from CDC lab problems

Health - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 21:36
The lab mishaps at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are having "broad impacts," compromising care for patients with diseases like tuberculosis and chikungunya and potentially slowing work overseas on Ebola and MERS, according to a CDC official.
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5 things you didn't know about Alzheimer's

Health - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:56
Approximately 44 million people live with dementia worldwide, according to the Alzheimer's Association. By 2050, that number is expected to more than triple to 115 million.
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Do you let your kids drink at home?

Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 20:11
Is it a bad idea for parents to let kids drink underage at home, or does an early sip make drinking less taboo? Studies are divided on the subject, which is a tough nut for parents to crack.
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Veterans waiting longer for cancer care

Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:29
Sgt. Terry Mitchell survived the Vietnam War. Forty years later, his wife says his life was cut short by delays at the Veteran's Administration.
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Ebola death toll, new cases on the rise in Africa

Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:29
High numbers of new Ebola cases and deaths in Africa are prompting increased efforts to contain the deadly outbreak.
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Anthrax exposure 'never should have happened'

Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:28
Anthrax. Smallpox. The flu. Americans trusts the CDC to handle dangerous agents, but recent incidents have put a damper on its reputation.
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HIV detected in 'cured' baby

Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:42
A Mississippi baby scientists said was "functionally cured" of HIV now has detectable levels of the virus in her blood.
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Get off the sideline, into the race

Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:40
Only a few short months ago, I was a spectator.
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If I can run, so can you

Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:40
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be able to say, "I've run a 5K."
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Electronic noses sniff out cancer

Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 09:44
It's the second most common cancer for men worldwide, but prostate cancer remains difficult to diagnose, with standard blood tests criticized for delivering a high rate of false positives.
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MLB's tobacco days over?

Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 08:05
CNN's Athena Jones reports on growing pressure placed on Major League Baseball to ban chewing tobacco entirely.
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Olympic cyclist inspires alopecia sufferers

Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:54
Joanna Rowsell is a British track cyclists who set 3 world records and won gold at her "home games", the London 2012 Olympics.
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3 things to do today, for better health tomorrow

Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:58
CNN's Carl Azuz reports on three things that you can do today, to make you healthier tomorrow.
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Decoding autism in pics

Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:33
Professional photographer Timothy Archibald uses his camera to connect with his autistic son.
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Ziplock bags used at CDC

Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:33
Four days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded its investigation into June's accidental anthrax exposure, more details are being released about the government health agency's mishandling of potentially dangerous pathogens.
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Best U.S. hospitals ranked for 2014

Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:32
U.S. News & World Report has released its annual rankings for 2014 -- with the Mayo Clinic topping the site's honor roll list for the first time.
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We're genetically linked to our friends

Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 07:24
A study says we share about 1% of our genes with friends, bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase "You've got a friend in me."
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What makes me so tasty?

Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 07:15
The colors you wear and the food you eat don't matter. We bust five common mosquito bite myths to help you stop the itch.
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You won't believe the 'after' pics

Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 07:15
Robert and Jessica Foster lost 160 and 120 pounds respectively after an emotional conversation. See their amazing transformation:
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Brain-eating amoeba kills 9-year-old girl

Health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 07:14
A brain-eating amoeba that lurks in fresh water has prompted warnings from Kansas officials after it killed a 9-year-old swimmer.
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