Health

A welcome -- or not -- for health workers from Africa's Ebola zone

Health - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:53
Maine's plan to impose a mandatory quarantine on nurse Kaci Hickox highlights an individual liberty versus public safety controversy about health workers returning from Africa's Ebola zone.
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Scientists link 60 genes to autism risk

Health - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:56
Researchers have found dozens of new genes that may play a role in autism, according to two studies published in the journal Nature.
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What are the odds of 12 sons in a row?

Health - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:51
They may not beat the Duggars for sheer number of children, but this couple in Michigan has their own kind of reality-TV-worthy reproduction streak going on.
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Maine nurse at center of Ebola quarantine debate

Health - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:57
Is it fear or facts?
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What's fishy about your shrimp?

Health - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:55
You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it and saute it, but one of America's favorite seafoods -- the humble shrimp -- might not be what you think it is.
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Chronic fatigue syndrome is real, researchers say

Health - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:55
People with chronic fatigue syndrome are exhausted, no matter how much rest they get, for more than six months at a time. They suffer from muscle and joint pain and may experience short-term memory loss.
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Maine nurse refuses quarantine

Health - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:56
A nurse who was quarantined against her will after treating Ebola patients in West Africa will not obey instructions to seclude herself at home.
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Brittany Maynard on decision to die: Now isn't the right time

Health - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 07:45
Brittany Maynard says she hasn't decided yet when she'll end her life, but it's a decision she's still determined to make.
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The diseases lurking in the sewers

Health - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:42
An ambitious project will test sewage for hidden diseases circulating in cities, detecting illnesses people don't even know they have.
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Connecticut girl barred from school amid Ebola fears; family sues

Health - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:02
The family of a third-grader in Connecticut has filed a lawsuit against Milford Public Schools, saying their daughter was banned from school for 21 days amid Ebola fears when she returned from a trip to Lagos, Nigeria, for a family wedding.
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Why U.S. Ebola patients seem to be recovering faster

Health - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:02
For a disease that kills more than 50% of its victims abroad, Ebola in the United States is getting snuffed out at a remarkably fast rate. Why is that?
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Could Google pill detect cancer?

Health - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:07
Google is developing a pill that would hunt for cancer cells in human bodies. CNN's Laurie Segall reports.
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What happens during a stroke

Health - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:09
A stroke is a very scary thing: A vessel carrying blood to the brain becomes blocked or bursts, leaving the brain deprived of the essential oxygen and nutrients. In the minutes following, brain cells begin to die.
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New app helps flag suicidal tweets

Health - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:25
Suicide prevention organization Samaritans launched a free app Wednesday that flags disturbing tweets and sends an alert to friends.
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Dallas nurse Amber Vinson is free of Ebola, Emory says

Health - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:49
A second Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the virus and will be released from the Atlanta hospital where she's been treated, the hospital said Tuesday.
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Ebola: Who is patient zero?

Health - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:42
Before the virus ravaged West Africa, before the deaths soared into the thousands, before the outbreak triggered global fears, Ebola struck a toddler named Emile Ouamouno.
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Nurse released from quarantine

Health - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:04
A 5-year-old boy in New York and an American nurse released from quarantine were at the center of Ebola developments in the United States on Monday.
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Baby wipes recalled

Health - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:01
Nutek Disposables of Pennsylvania has issued a voluntary recall for its baby wipes because some packages may contain a bacteria that's often resistant to common antibiotics.
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'A' for effort: Teacher transforms

Health - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:35
At his heaviest, high school teacher Jeff Baxter was 465 pounds. Then he lost 270 pounds and went on to become "Teacher of the Year."
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7 ways to stop unhealthy food cravings

Health - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:20
How often are you overcome with the desire to devour a chocolate bar or cheeseburger? Even the most nutrition-conscious people have to learn how to cope with cravings, sometimes for not-so-nutritious foods. You might think that a longing for these unhealthy treats results from emotions, and that could be true -- but not necessarily.
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