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Up to three Ebola-infected travelers might fly each month updated 1 hours 48 minutes ago

Up to three Ebola-infected travelers may board an international flight each month in West Africa, according to a new study.

She lost 50 pounds for her 50th high school reunion updated 4 hours 55 minutes ago

In January, Carol Highsmith had three milestones of 50 that she planned to reach with three rules.

Ebola fears throw Ohio bridal shop owners' lives into chaos updated 6 hours 16 minutes ago

Ever since the news that nurse Amber Vinson visited their Ohio bridal just before she was diagnosed with Ebola, the owners' lives have been upside down.

Ebola Q and A: What you need to know updated 9 hours 51 minutes ago

CNN answers your questions about the Ebola virus and what's being done to stop it after the death of the first Ebola patient to be diagnosed in the U.S.

Avian Flu Fast Facts updated 11 hours 38 minutes ago

Bird flu, or avian flu, is an illness that usually affects only birds. Learn about bird flu symptoms and how bird flu spreads to humans.

5 scary good healthy Halloween treats updated 12 hours 47 minutes ago

These healthy Halloween recipes can help you stay energized instead of stuck in a sugar coma. See the list and try a healthy Halloween recipe today!

West Nile Virus Fast Facts updated 15 hours 12 minutes ago

West Nile virus is an illness spread by infected mosquitoes. Learn about West Nile virus symptoms and statistics.

Spanish nurse's aide found to be Ebola-free in third test updated 16 hours 8 minutes ago

Teresa Romero, a Spanish nurse's aide, is now free of the virus, Spain's Special Ebola Committee said Sunday.

Thomas Eric Duncan's fiancee set to complete Ebola quarantine on Monday updated 16 hours 9 minutes ago

Thomas Eric Duncan's fiancee set to complete Ebola quarantine on Monday

Family of Ebola victim Duncan holds memorial service in N.C. updated 1 days ago

Amid Ebola fears, an airline tries to contact passengers of a plane linked to a nurse, and a ship off Belize quarantines a man linked to a patient's care.

Can pets get or spread Ebola? updated 2 days ago

A nurse's aide in Spain catches Ebola; her dog is taken away and put to death.

San Diego State student with meningitis dies; hundreds being contacted updated 2 days ago

An 18-year-old San Diego State University student diagnosed with meningitis died, leaving university officials scrambling to notify up to 400 people.

Amid Ebola fears, cruise ship quarantines worker, airline contacts travelers updated 2 days ago

Amid Ebola fears, an airline seeks passengers of a plane linked to a nurse, and a ship off Belize quarantines a worker linked to a patient's care.

Reporter notebook: Why I'm not surprised hospital missed Ebola updated 3 days ago

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen says communication mishaps in hospitals are more common than you might think.

What's more contagious than Ebola in the U.S.? Concern about its spread updated 3 days ago

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.

I'd have to do WHAT to eat that? updated 3 days ago

Posting calorie information in the form of related activity encourages people to make healthier choices.

Slow and steady may not win the weight-loss race updated 3 days ago

Slow and steady may not be more effective than rapid weight loss -- and other things we learned from medical journals this week.

Stem cells help nearly blind see updated 3 days ago

Researchers say human embryonic stem cells have restored the sight of nearly blind patients, and their study shows the cells are safe to use long-term.

What the dying really regret updated 3 days ago

There are many regrets patients share in the months before they die. But those about the time they waste hating their bodies are the saddest.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Pay the past a visit -- it's worth your time updated 3 days ago

Dr. Sanjay Gupta traveled from Pakistan to Michigan to discover his family's roots. Here's what he learned along the way.

Nurse may have had symptoms of Ebola longer than first thought updated 3 days ago

A nurse with Ebola may have shown symptoms of the virus as many four days before authorities once indicated, officials said.

Ebola: 5 things nurses say the Texas hospital got wrong updated 4 days ago

Nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas say the hospital had "no protocols" for dealing with Ebola, according to a union.

More than a nurse: Who is Ebola patient Nina Pham? updated 4 days ago

Here's what we know about Nina Pham, the 26-year-old Texas nurse who contracted Ebola

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed with the latest developments updated 4 days ago

With multiple developments under way, here's what you need to know Thursday to get caught up on the latest on the Ebola outbreak.

Ebola patient flew on commercial jet; why didn't anyone stop her? updated 4 days ago

Before she was diagnosed with Ebola, Texas nurse Amber Vinson boarded a commercial flight. Why didn't anyone stop her?

Loads of questions after woman being monitored for Ebola flies commercially updated 4 days ago

Many are asking how a health care worker flew commercially at a time she was supposedly monitoring herself for possible Ebola.

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed with the latest developments updated 5 days ago

With multiple developments under way, here's what you need to know Tuesday to get caught up on the latest on the Ebola outbreak.

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed with the latest developments updated 5 days ago

With multiple developments under way, here's what you need to know Wednesday to get caught up on the latest on the Ebola outbreak.

Man treated for Google Glass addiction updated 5 days ago

A Google Glass user is being treated for Internet addiction disorder at a Navy abuse program. This is the first known case of Google Glass addiction.

Turnip + Michelle Obama cutting loose = viral Vine updated 5 days ago

Michelle Obama, never one to turn down an opportunity to promote healthy eating, has co-opted a popular tune and, in 6 seconds, created a viral sensation

Nurses at Texas hospital: 'There were no protocols' about Ebola updated 6 days ago

Nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas say the hospital had "no protocols" for dealing with Ebola, according to their union.

Questions remain about how Dallas nurse got Ebola updated 6 days ago

On the surface, the Texas nurse seemed to have all the resources needed to protect herself from Ebola. But yet she still contracted the disease.

Teal pumpkins try to change Halloween for kids with food allergies updated 6 days ago

The Teal Pumpkin Project is helping kids with food allergies have a healthier Halloween. See how you can make Halloween safe.

The 7 best strength exercises you're not doing updated 6 days ago

Strength exercises help you build muscle, burn fat and improve your fitness. See these seven great strength exercises to get started.

CDC Director Tom Frieden faces rising tide of criticism updated 6 days ago

CDC Director Tom Frieden is facing his biggest challenge with the Ebola crisis, and critics are speaking up.

Ebola: Five ways the CDC got it wrong updated 6 days ago

Public health experts are asking whether the CDC is partly to blame for problems with Ebola in the U.S. Here are 5 things they say the CDC is getting wrong.

Ebola Fast Facts updated 6 days ago

Ebola is a virus with a high fatality rate that was first identified in Africa in 1976. Learn more facts about Ebola.

Ebola outbreak: Are health care workers prepared, protected? updated 6 days ago

The CDC is "doubling down" on outreach and training to increase Ebola awareness and make sure U.S. hospitals "think Ebola," CDC Director Tom Frieden says.

NBC's Nancy Snyderman apologizes for violating quarantine updated 6 days ago

NBC's Dr. Snyderman has issued an apology after she reportedly violated the quarantine her team was placed in.

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed with the latest developments updated 7 days ago

Here's what you need to know about the Ebola outbreak.

Rabbi loses 100 pounds after 'come-to-Jesus moment' updated 7 days ago

Rabbi Pesach Sommer lost 100 pounds after a doctor told him he had type 2 diabetes.

Vietnam vet's prosthetic leg stolen at Philadelphia Eagles game updated 7 days ago

Philadelphia police are looking for a woman who allegedly stole Sonny Forriest Jr.'s prosthetic leg during the Eagles game Sunday.

What's a hospital supposed to do if an Ebola patient shows up? updated 7 days ago

What are health care workers supposed to do when confronted with someone who may have Ebola?

Texas nurse who had worn protective gear tests positive for Ebola updated 7 days ago

The deadly Ebola virus has been contracted by someone inside the United States for the first time.

I'm a married father ... and a sperm donor updated 7 days ago

A married father reveals why he donates his sperm every week and what his wife thinks.

Texas health care worker is first person to contract Ebola in U.S. updated 8 days ago

With developments pouring in from all corners of the world, here's what you need to know Thursday about the Ebola outbreak.

For Ebola caregivers, enormous fear, risk and bravery updated 8 days ago

They dedicate their lives to saving others, but as Ebola spreads worldwide, health care workers must also focus on saving themselves.

Michigan toddler dies of enterovirus D68, a pernicious strain of a spreading virus updated 8 days ago

A Michigan toddler has died of enterovirus D68, another reminder of the deadly potential of a disease that has infected hundreds nationwide in two months.

Ebola screenings begin at JFK; four more airports start next week updated 8 days ago

Health screenings to help prevent the spread of Ebola began Saturday for some travelers to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Texas health care worker may be first person to contract Ebola in U.S. updated 8 days ago

With developments pouring in from all corners of the world, here's what you need to know Thursday about the Ebola outbreak.

Late Ebola patient's nephew: 'Nobody tried to help Eric' updated 9 days ago

Late U.S. Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was treated differently because he was black, his nephew says. The hospital says all get the same level of care.

Matt Damon's personal water war updated 10 days ago

Matt Damon talks to CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta about his mission to bring water and toilets to the poor.

American emergency rooms prepare as Ebola fear spreads updated 10 days ago

Emergency rooms around the United States are preparing for the people who may have Ebola and for the people who just think they have Ebola.

Ebola updates: Cameraman shows some improvement updated 10 days ago

With developments pouring in from all corners of the world, here's what you need to know Thursday about the Ebola outbreak.

Dallas sheriff's deputy discharged after Ebola test comes back negative updated 10 days ago

Ebola test results for a Dallas sheriff's deputy are negative, health officials say.

Report: Ebola outbreak probably started with 2-year-old in Guinea updated 10 days ago

Ebola patient zero is thought to be a 2-year-old patient in a village in Guinea. Learn more about how the worst outbreak of Ebola in history started.

Reporter's Notebook: Why we haven't stopped Ebola updated 10 days ago

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen says we have a plan to stop Ebola, but we haven't been able to execute it.

Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg: Helping kids kick the pain and fear out of cancer updated 10 days ago

For 12 years, Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg worked at a camp for children battling cancer.

A sperm bank just for supersmart people updated 10 days ago

The Repository for Germinal Choice was a "genius sperm bank" created by Robert K. Graham with donations from only the smartest, most athletic men.

Thomas Eric Duncan: 7 ways his Ebola case differs from others in U.S. updated 10 days ago

His family is haunted by the "what ifs." How did several other Ebola patients treated in the United States survive while Thomas Eric Duncan didn't?

Ebola: More fears, more measures after first patient diagnosed in the U.S. dies updated 11 days ago

With developments pouring in from all corners of the world, here's what you need to know Thursday about the Ebola outbreak.

7 things to know about epilepsy updated 11 days ago

An estimated 2.3 million adults in the United States have epilepsy. Actress Sky McCole Bartusiak was one of them.

Spanish Ebola patient's condition worsens, doctor says updated 11 days ago

The condition of a Spanish nurse's assistant ill with Ebola has worsened, a doctor told reporters Thursday.

The bands that wrapped around my beautiful baby updated 11 days ago

With amniotic band syndrome, bands extend from the inner lining of the sac that surrounds the baby in the womb. Read one mom's story about ABS.

'Save Excalibur' fails: Madrid euthanizes Ebola patient's dog updated 11 days ago

Excalibur the dog was put down by Madrid health authorities. Excalibur the dog belonged to Ebola patient Teresa Romero Ramos.

After Texas Ebola patient's death, 'what ifs' haunt loved ones updated 11 days ago

After Thomas Eric Duncan's death, the Texas Ebola patients family is haunted by "what ifs" about his care, their pastor says.

Outbreak updates: 'No risk of Ebola' for Dallas deputy, health official says updated 12 days ago

There's "no risk of Ebola" for Dallas Sgt. Michael Monnig, who was hospitalized with possible symptoms of the virus, a Texas health official said Wednesday.

'Quarantine stations,' Ebola questions, thermometers coming to 5 U.S. airports updated 12 days ago

CDC: 5 busy U.S. airports will implement new steps -- namely, getting answers and taking temperatures of those from West Africa -- to halt Ebola's spread.

Dallas Ebola patient waited nearly a week for experimental drug; family claims bias updated 12 days ago

Thomas Eric Duncan got an experimental medicine nearly a week after being admitted into the hospital, a far longer wait than experienced by four others.

Thomas Eric Duncan: First Ebola death in U.S. updated 12 days ago

Thomas Eric Duncan was the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States. Duncan died of Ebola on October 8.

Ebola doctor: Cameraman 'reasonably stable' but not out of woods yet updated 12 days ago

Ashoka Mukpo, an NBC cameraman with Ebola, is "reasonably stable" a day after arriving at a Nebraska hospital, though a doctor says he has a ways to go.

99 in Uganda quarantined after Marburg virus death updated 12 days ago

Three days after a fatal case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever was diagnosed in Uganda, a total of 99 people are under isolation.

Ebola drugs are in the works updated 12 days ago

Scientists used an experimental drug, brincidofovir with the Texas patient Thomas Eric Duncan Friday. There are other Ebola drugs and vaccines being tested.

'Extraordinary' race for Ebola vaccine raises ethical questions updated 12 days ago

The "extraordinary" rush to develop an Ebola vaccine is moving forward apace, the lead researcher told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday, adding that the fast pace may engender ethical concerns about how it the vaccine is eventually implemented.

Dallas Ebola patient waited nearly a week for experimental drug; family claims bias updated 13 days ago

Thomas Eric Duncan got an experimental medicine nearly a week after being admitted into the hospital, a far longer wait than experienced by four others.

'Suicide tourism' to Switzerland has doubled since 2009 updated 13 days ago

More than 600 people traveled to Switzerland for the "sole purpose of committing suicide" between 2008 and 2012. They're called suicide tourists.

Meningitis Fast Facts updated 13 days ago

Meningitis is caused by the inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Here's what you need to know about meningitis.

12 children have mystery illness in Colorado updated 13 days ago

Another child in Colorado has been hospitalized with partial paralysis.

The shocking, stabbing pain disorder you've never heard of updated 13 days ago

Imagine radiating shocks or a knife cutting your face, but not getting pain relief for months. That's what some trigeminal neuralgia patients endure frequently.

Orthorexia: When healthy eating becomes an obsession updated 13 days ago

Orthorexia nervosa is characterized by disordered eating fueled by a desire for "clean" or "healthy" foods. View orthorexia nervosa symptoms and treatment.

We're growing bacteria in space, and they could help us create new vaccines updated 13 days ago

Super bacteria in space are being used to create food, recycle waste and design new vaccines.

New Jersey boy went to bed fine, didn't wake up -- due to enterovirus D68 updated 14 days ago

New Jersey authorities say a preschool boy -- who was asymptomatic when he went to bed, only to pass away overnight -- died of enterovirus D68.

Spain has outbreak's 1st known case of contracting Ebola outside of Africa updated 14 days ago

A woman in Spain is the first person known to have contracted Ebola outside of Africa in the current outbreak.

Ebola in the air? A nightmare that could happen updated 14 days ago

Every time the Ebola virus copies itself, it mutates. These mutations could change the way the virus behaves.

Your #EbolaQandA questions answered updated 14 days ago

The first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S. has raised many questions and concerns. See some of CNN readers' FAQs.

Back in Liberia, Ebola is killing Thomas Duncan's neighbors updated 14 days ago

While the U.S. struggles to contain the fear from Thomas Eric Duncan's diagnosis, there's a different concern in Liberia: to stop the mounting death toll.

Who are the American Ebola patients? updated 14 days ago

As another American patient with Ebola arrives in the United States, we take a look at the American patients who have been diagnosed with Ebola.

Medicine Nobel Prize goes for work on cells that form brain's GPS system updated 14 days ago

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to John O'Keefe and May-Britt and Edvard Moser for work on cells that form a positioning system in the brain

Theater buff loses 121 pounds, nabs the leading role in his life updated 14 days ago

Actor loses 121 pounds to feel better, and ends up nabbing the lead role in his own life.

Ebola-infected American to arrive at Nebraska Medical Center updated 14 days ago

A second Ebola patient to be treated at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha will arrive there early Monday morning, the center said in a statement.

NBC cameraman diagnosed with Ebola: 'I have seen some bad things' updated 14 days ago

Two weeks before he tested positive for Ebola in Liberia, American journalist Ashoka Mukpo talked about the bleak situation there.

Nobel Prizes: Medical award kicks off week of announcements updated 14 days ago

A week of Nobel Prize announcements begins Monday in Sweden with the prize for physiology or medicine.

Dallas Ebola patient is in critical condition, hospital says updated 16 days ago

Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan is in critical condition, a spokeswoman at a Dallas hospital said Saturday.

Hazmat crews clean up, quarantined family move out due to Ebola case updated 16 days ago

City official: The four quarantined in the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan stayed have been moved to a private home.

Mother of U.S. Ebola patient: 'Everyone loves him' updated 16 days ago

Dallas Ebola patient's mother describes him as a good person who she just wants to hug again.

Feeling Nuts Challenge for men goes viral updated 17 days ago

#Feelingnuts? These men are -- for testicular cancer awareness. Learn about this new online trend (article safe for work).

Tobacco plant may be key to Ebola drugs updated 17 days ago

The tobacco plant is being used by pharmaceutical companies to create vaccines and drugs. Learn more about tobacco biopharming.

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