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Ebola Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

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

Study says a bad marriage could literally break your heart updated 1 days ago

A study found that older couples in bad marriages, especially wives, have a higher risk for heart disease than those who are happily wed.

Women's desire for sex is complicated, not strictly hormonal, study finds updated 1 days ago

What makes a woman want to have sex isn't totally hormonal, as it can be with men. Happiness is key study shows.

Why happiness is healthy updated 2 days ago

Being able to manage the emotional ups and downs of life is important for both body and mind.

The day I realized smoking wasn't cool updated 2 days ago

November 20 marks the Great American Smokeout and exactly 28 years since Carolyn Choate quit smoking. She thinks her life is way cooler without smoking.

Your smartphone is a pain in the neck updated 2 days ago

A recent study published in Surgical Technology International's 25th edition says texting might be hurting your back.

Learn to live with it: Becoming stress-free updated 3 days ago

People believe that stress comes from external sources. That's why they're so stressed, author A. Parthasarathy says.

Cosmetic infidelity: A new way to cheat updated 3 days ago

Undergoing plastic surgery without telling your partner is a growing trend. Learn more about cosmetic infidelity.

Modern life fuels an old infection: Could diabetes inflame the TB epidemic? updated 3 days ago

Rising obesity and diabetes worldwide could fuel a rise in tuberculosis.

Was mental illness Blaec Lammers' only crime? updated 4 days ago

Blaec Lammers will spend the prime of his life in prison. His mother believes her son's only crime was being diagnosed with a mental illness.

Doctor's death marks second U.S. Ebola fatality updated 5 days ago

The death of Dr. Martin Salia, who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, marks the second time Ebola has claimed a victim in the United States.

Firefighter drops 40 pounds to become an Ironman updated 5 days ago

Joe Van Veldhuizen lost 40 pounds to race his first Ironman. See his amazing weight loss transformation.

Study: Growing number of calls to poison centers involve kids and energy drinks updated 5 days ago

Energy drinks are a real problem for children a new study finds: 40% of "energy drink exposure" calls to poison centers involve children under age 6.

Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg: Helping kids kick the pain and fear out of cancer updated 5 days ago

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

Curb klutziness with yoga updated 5 days ago

If you are a klutz, you may have a weak mind-body connection. These three yoga exercises can help improve your balance.

Surgeon stricken with Ebola in Sierra Leone arrives in Nebraska updated 6 days ago

A patient diagnosed with Ebola in his native Sierra Leone arrived Saturday in Nebraska for treatment.

Ebola outbreak: Clinical drug trials to start next month as death toll mounts updated 8 days ago

Clinical trials of experimental Ebola treatment will start next month in West Africa as the regional death toll from the deadly virus surpasses 5,000.

Something in your sunblock may be causing fertility problems updated 8 days ago

A chemical in sunblock may be causing fertility problems for men.

A reflective CDC director talks about how his agency is handling Ebola updated 8 days ago

In an exclusive interview with CNN, Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, talks about Ebola response.

Nebraska hospital prepares for new Ebola patient updated 9 days ago

A surgeon who's a Sierra Leone national and a legal permanent resident of the U.S. will be treated at Nebraska Medical Center for Ebola, an official says.

The 10 worst people at the gym updated 10 days ago

Gym etiquette includes cleaning up after yourself and not hogging the equipment. See this list of the worst offenders at the gym to see what not to do.

Couple who lost baby weds in hospital updated 10 days ago

A Texas couple married Tuesday in the neonatal intensive-care unit with their prematurely born son serving as ring bearer.

Ebola outbreak: 2nd person dies in Mali updated 10 days ago

A nurse died of Ebola in the Malian capital of Bamako, the health ministry said Wednesday, sparking fears that the nation has not defeated the deadly virus.

U.S. doctor free of Ebola -- turn focus back to West Africa updated 11 days ago

Dr. Craig Spencer is now free of Ebola and will be released from a New York hospital Tuesday, a city official familiar with the doctor's treatment said.

Regular pot habit changes your brain, may even lower your IQ, study says updated 11 days ago

Using marijuana at an early age could have long-term consequences on your brain. It may even lower your IQ, according to a new study.

McDonald's recalls 2.3 million Hello Kitty whistles that pose choking hazard updated 11 days ago

McDonald's is recalling about 2.3 million Hello Kitty toys that came with some of its Happy Meals because they pose a choking risk.

New York doctor now Ebola free, will be released from hospital updated 12 days ago

Dr. Craig Spencer is now free of Ebola and will be released from a New York hospital Tuesday, a city official familiar with the doctor's treatment said.

Laundry detergent pods are 'real risk' to children updated 12 days ago

Laundry detergent pods have accidentally poisoned thousands of children. Doctors are demanding better childproof designs and packaging.

Down 150 pounds, lifetime dieter feels 'unstoppable' updated 12 days ago

When 10-year-old Danyeil Durrant began dieting due to pressures from her mother, she didn't know that this would create lasting weight issues.

Down over 120 pounds, she's running but no longer hiding updated 12 days ago

After a miserable trip to Las Vegas, Sarah Evans vowed to lose weight and enjoy her future. Evans lost 120 pounds with running.

Man arrested after hidden cameras found in gym tanning rooms updated 12 days ago

An Illinois man was arrested in connection with the discovery of two hidden cameras found in a gym's tanning salon.

Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox, boyfriend plan to leave Maine town updated 12 days ago

Nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend are planning to travel to southern Maine from Fort Kent, Maine, after her 21-day monitoring period ends this week.

Why we need World Vasectomy Day updated 15 days ago

World Vasectomy Day encourages men to shoulder part of the responsibility for family planning. Learn more about World Vasectomy Day's inception.

How did nurse Amber Vinson get Ebola? 'It is a mystery to me,' she tells CNN updated 16 days ago

Amber Vinson says she followed all the rules when caring for an Ebola patient, and she doesn't know how she got the deadly virus.

Medicine Nobel Prize goes for work on cells that form brain's GPS system updated 16 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

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed on the latest developments updated 17 days ago

The Obama administration plans to seek more than $6 billion from Congress to fight Ebola, an official told CNN Wednesday.

Decoding the restaurant menu: Words to avoid for healthful eating updated 17 days ago

Healthy restaurant choices can be hard to find. See these tips to decode restaurant menus so you can choose the healthier options and avoid extra calories.

Study: Long-term shift work lessens brain power updated 18 days ago

Shift work has a chronic effect on your intellectual abilities and if done over years can prematurely age your brain, a new study has found.

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed updated 18 days ago

Here are the latest developments in the Ebola outbreak

Nurse Kaci Hickox: 'The fight is not over' updated 18 days ago

Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox has cut a deal with authorities that permits her to travel, more or less freely, while monitoring her health.

Brittany Maynard, advocate for 'death with dignity,' dies updated 19 days ago

Brittany Maynard, who said she had terminal brain cancer and would take medication to end her life under Oregon's "Death with Dignity Act," has died.

She lost 145 pounds -- could you? updated 19 days ago

When Kari Ianuale discovered that her size 24 pants no longer fit, she decided to lose weight. See her 145-pound weight-loss success.

Brittany Maynard on decision to die: Now 'doesn't seem like the right time' updated 19 days ago

Brittany Maynard says in a new video that she hasn't decided yet when she'll end her life, but it's a decision she's still determined to make.

College athlete achieves dying wish to play basketball season opener updated 20 days ago

Ohio college basketball player Lauren Hill achieves dying wish to play in Mount St. Joseph University's season opener against Hiram College.

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed updated 20 days ago

A happy reunion in Dallas. An Ebola patient in France. And a condition upgrade in New York.

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed updated 21 days ago

The United Nations' Ebola official said it's not necessary to quarantine people just because they came from Ebola-afflicted countries.

Ebola update: Maine judge rejects quarantine for nurse Kaci Hickox updated 21 days ago

A Maine judge on Friday ruled in favor of a nurse who defied a quarantine in a tense standoff with state authorities.

Tiny survivors: Special NICU mimics mother's womb updated 21 days ago

The Small Baby Unit uses the science of touch to dramatically reducing disability and infection rates among micro preemies.

Predicting the top medical innovations for 2015 updated 22 days ago

The Cleveland Clinic's Top 10 Medical Innovations list for 2015 benefits cancer patients, stroke victims, individuals with heart failure and more.

Federal marijuana bill would legalize some cannabis strains updated 22 days ago

The federal marijuana bill would amend the Controlled Substances Act to exempt plants with a low percentage of THC.

Could this be the next medicinal marijuana? updated 22 days ago

Ayahuasca is a psychedelic drink that's attracting more and more tourists to the remote corners of the Amazon. Here's what you need to know:

8 health benefits of kissing updated 22 days ago

Did you know that the health benefits of kissing include stress relief and calorie burning? See eight health benefits of kissing to learn more.

5 ways to flatten your belly (no crunches needed) updated 22 days ago

Getting a flat stomach doesn't mean doing an insane amount of crunches. See five ways to get a flat stomach without doing any stomach exercises.

Does cold weather cause colds? updated 22 days ago

Winter is the season to come down with colds. Awful, sniffling, sneezing, muscle-achy colds. We know cold weather has something to do with this. Or do we?

Do your muscles hurt more when it's cold outside? updated 22 days ago

Does exercising in cold weather affect your muscles and make you more sore than in summer? Find out and see tips for working out during the winter.

5 winter activities that double as workouts updated 22 days ago

Winter activities can be fun and give you a good workout. See these five winter activities that help you burn calories.

Calculating the odds: 12 sons in a row updated 22 days ago

This couple in Michigan has a reality-TV-worthy reproduction streak going on: 12 sons and no daughters. What are the odds?

'Lady Ganga': What she did with just a few months to live updated 22 days ago

Michele Baldwin broke a world record paddle boarding down the Ganges River to raise awareness of cervical cancer. See her journey in "Lady Ganga."

Ebola update: Maine can't reach deal with nurse Kaci Hickox updated 23 days ago

Negotiations over where Maine nurse Kaci Hickox, who treated Ebola patients in Africa, can be allowed to go have failed, governor says.

Scientists link 60 genes to autism risk updated 23 days ago

Researchers have found dozens of new genes that may play a role in causing autism, according to two studies published in the medical journal Nature.

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed updated 23 days ago

Here's the latest to get you up to speed on the Ebola outbreak.

Chronic fatigue syndrome is real, researchers say updated 23 days ago

A new study offers hope for diagnosing chronic fatigue syndrome.

What lies beneath ... 'Smart Sewage' could spot epidemics before they happen updated 23 days ago

An ambitious project will test sewage for hidden diseases circulating in cities, detecting illnesses people don't even know they have.

State of Maine, nurse who went to Africa at odds over Ebola quarantine updated 23 days ago

Kaci Hickox, a nurse quarantined against her will in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients, says she won't obey instructions to stay home in Maine.

Ebola outbreak: Fewer burials, fewer new cases in Liberia, the WHO says updated 24 days ago

The fight against Ebola in Liberia got some welcome news -- with a little caution.

Ashoka Mukpo: Ebola 'more intense than anything' updated 24 days ago

It took contracting Ebola to make Ashoka Mukpo fully understand the pain and suffering he saw in Liberia, he told CNN.

Why U.S. Ebola patients seem to be recovering faster updated 24 days ago

For a disease that kills more than half of its victims abroad, Ebola in the United States is getting snuffed out at a remarkably fast rate.

Avian Flu Fast Facts updated 24 days 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.

Could this be the next medicinal marijuana? updated 24 days ago

Ayahuasca is a psychedelic drink that's attracting more and more tourists to the remote corners of the Amazon. Here's what you need to know:

Nurse's discharge leaves one Ebola case in U.S., though larger battle continues updated 25 days ago

A nurse's release Tuesday from an Atlanta hospital leaves one patient in the United States now battling Ebola, though the fight isn't over.

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed updated 25 days ago

The release of a Dallas nurses leaves only one Ebola patient in the U.S. Yet there's still a lot going on related to the fight against the deadly virus.

Ebola: Who is patient zero? Disease traced back to 2-year-old in Guinea updated 25 days ago

Researchers believe the current Ebola outbreak can be traced back to a 2-year-old boy in Guinea named Emile Ouamouno.

West Nile Virus Fast Facts updated 25 days ago

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

Baby wipes recalled due to bacterial contamination updated 25 days ago

Nutek Disposables of Pennsylvania has issued a voluntary recall for its baby wipes.

7 ways to stop unhealthy food cravings updated 26 days ago

If you're wondering how to stop food cravings, these seven tips can help. See how to avoid mindless munching and determine if a health issue is involved.

New Jersey releases nurse quarantined in Ebola scare updated 26 days ago

A boy who returned from West Africa is being tested for Ebola in New York, and a nurse who was quarantined is ordered released in New Jersey.

Ebola: Some U.S. states announce mandatory quarantines -- now what? updated 26 days ago

Back-and-forth between two governors, the federal government and a nurse about mandatory quarantines left more questions than answers about Ebola policies.

Man loses 270 pounds, wins 'Teacher of the Year' updated 26 days ago

At his heaviest, high school teacher Jeff Baxter was 465 pounds. See his amazing weight-loss transformation after gastric sleeve surgery.

Texas hospital's misleading Ebola statements updated 26 days ago

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas hasn't been crystal clear in responses to questions regarding the Ebola cases it's had in its facility.

How deep brain stimulation could unlock secrets of Tourette's updated 26 days ago

A pioneering procedure might be the answer to ending the misery of Tourette's syndrome.

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed updated 26 days ago

Here's the latest on the Ebola outbreak.

Nurse describes Ebola quarantine ordeal: 'I was in shock. Now I'm angry' updated 26 days ago

Kaci Hickox, nurse under mandatory Ebola quarantine in New Jersey, blasts the "knee-jerk reaction by politicians" and says quarantine was planned poorly.

Cuomo, Christie clarify policy on Ebola health worker quarantines updated 26 days ago

New York will allow asymptomatic health care workers returning from Ebola zones to quarantine at home.

Should health care workers who treat Ebola in Africa be quarantined? updated 27 days ago

There's a debate about if those coming to the U.S. from West Africa -- including doctors who went there to help those in need -- should be quarantined.

Quarantined nurse: New Ebola policy in N.J., N.Y. an 'ordeal' updated 27 days ago

New Ebola screening policies treat medical professionals like "criminals and prisoners," nurse under quarantine in New Jersey writes.

N.Y. official: New Ebola policy 'a real stunner' updated 28 days ago

A mandatory quarantine on health care workers returning from West Africa caught local and federal officials by surprise and spurred a heated Ebola debate.

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed with the latest developments updated 28 days ago

With multiple developments underway, here's the latest on the Ebola outbreak.

Australian doctors perform pioneering heart transplants updated 28 days ago

Pioneering heart transplants announced in Australia may lead to a new option for transplant patients by boosting the number of donor hearts available.

Ebola outbreak: Millions of doses of vaccines planned by 2015 updated 28 days ago

As the world reels from its deadliest Ebola outbreak, health experts are fast-tracking tests for various vaccines.

What will nurse do after beating Ebola? Hug her dog, of course updated 29 days ago

She beat Ebola. Now Nina Pham is eager to resume a normal life -- and reunite with her dog, Bentley.

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed with the latest developments updated 29 days ago

With multiple developments underway, here's the latest on the Ebola outbreak.

From Guinea to the U.S.: Timeline of first Ebola patient in New York City updated 29 days ago

A doctor who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola -- the first case of the virus in New York. Here's a timeline of his movements.

NJ official: Female health care worker who'd been in Africa isolated with fever updated 29 days ago

Authorities give a timeline of Dr. Craig Spencer's whereabouts before he became the fourth diagnosed Ebola case in the United States.

Researchers retract study supporting diet pills promoted by Dr. Oz updated 29 days ago

A study supporting diet pills promoted on "The Dr. Oz Show" has been retracted by its lead researchers.

How much sex is considered exercise? updated 29 days ago

What's the deal with sex and exercise? Can you really burn calories getting busy? Find out how much exercise you can get from sex.

Wiping out polio, country by country updated 29 days ago

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Rwanda reverses its decision to screen U.S., Spain visitors for Ebola updated 30 days ago

Rwanda will not be screening U.S. visitors for Ebola after all.

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