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Ebola 2014: Death toll, new cases on the rise in Africa updated 13 hours 35 minutes ago

High numbers of new Ebola cases and deaths in Africa are prompting increased efforts to contain the deadly outbreak.

Chief Ebola doctor overseeing cases in Sierra Leone contracts the virus updated 13 hours 39 minutes ago

An Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone has become infected with the disease, the Ministry of Health said. Learn more about the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

Liberia closes its borders to stop Ebola updated 13 hours 40 minutes ago

Liberia has closed its borders to stop the Ebola outbreak as two infected Americans fight for their lives. Learn more about the Ebola outbreak.

Ebola outbreak: Is it time to test experimental vaccines? updated 13 hours 44 minutes ago

Nearly 40 years after Ebola was discovered, there is still no cure. But could experimental vaccines protect people from the killer disease?

Ebola Fast Facts updated 17 hours 30 minutes ago

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

DEA tightens rules on hydrocodone combination pills updated 17 hours 52 minutes ago

Hydrocodone combination pills, also known as opioids, are moving from a Schedule III drug to a Schedule II drug.

Michael Brown autopsies: Will they answer the critical questions? updated 19 hours 31 minutes ago

Investigators are using the autopsy to get at the truth of what happened to Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

California patient tests negative for Ebola virus updated 20 hours 53 minutes ago

A patient isolated in a California hospital after possible Ebola exposure does not have the virus, testing revealed.

What happens when you survive Ebola? updated 1 days ago

After successful Ebola treatment, Dr. Kent Bently will be released from Emory Hospital. Learn more about the Ebola treatment drug.

'Miraculous day' as American Ebola patients released updated 1 days ago

Both Americans who were treated for the Ebola virus have been discharged from a hospital.

Are your medical records safe? updated 1 days ago

Here's what you need to know if your medical records are stored electronically (and they probably are).

UK pledges money, asks for help in Ebola research, treatment updated 2 days ago

Researchers around the world are being asked to help stop the largest known Ebola outbreak in history.

'Suicide tourism' to Switzerland has doubled since 2009 updated 2 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.

Menopause: Questions women are thinking, but not asking updated 2 days ago

Menopause is the permanent end of fertility (and periods!) that commonly happens to women in their late 40s and 50s. Learn about common menopause symptoms.

Healthy school lunches face tough taste test updated 3 days ago

The National School Lunch Program has lost 1 million students since 2012. Learn why some schools are opting out.

6 ways to stop sciatica pain with yoga updated 3 days ago

Sciatica is a real pain in the butt -- and sometimes also in the leg and foot. See six yoga poses that can help provide sciatic pain relief.

10 ways you're sabotaging your workout updated 4 days ago

Not seeing results at the gym? You could be sabotaging your workouts. Find out if one of these common exercise mistakes is to blame.

Hypnosis helped her lose 140 pounds updated 4 days ago

Julie Evans had hypnosis gastric bypass, which she says helped her lose weight by eating smaller portions and craving healthy food.

Cystic fibrosis doesn't have to define you updated 4 days ago

Gunnar Esiason: I was dealt a certain hand of cards at birth and I am making the very best of it. It's not anyone's fault I have CF.

New restrictions in Kenya for travelers amid Ebola fears updated 6 days ago

Kenya Airways will suspend flight operations to Liberia and Sierra Leone because of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The suspension is temporary.

WHO: Evidence shows Ebola crisis 'vastly' underestimated updated 7 days ago

The magnitude of the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "vastly' underestimated, the World Health Organization said, as the death toll rose to more than 1,000.

Questions hound Maine program: How do you know they won't kill again? updated 7 days ago

A program in Maine has shown progress in the rehabilitation of insane patients, including those who have killed.

Mental health help: Where to turn updated 7 days ago

People often don't know where to turn when dealing with serious mental illness, but resources are available.

Antibiotics may mess with your baby's metabolism updated 7 days ago

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body.

10 signs you should break up with your personal trainer updated 7 days ago

After months of personal training, you're still not seeing results. Could it be time to find a new personal trainer?

CDC reports detail lapses in deadly flu cross-contamination updated 7 days ago

The CDC has concluded its internal investigation into the cross-contamination of a flu sample that happened in one of its labs in May.

What is Parkinson's disease? updated 7 days ago

Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system. Learn more about Parkinson's disease and Robin Williams' diagnosis.

8 delicious summer foods that are good for you, too updated 7 days ago

Farmers markets are brimming with beautiful, ripe produce for the picking. Here are the best summer fruits and vegetables for your health.

These 8 whiz kids are the future of medicine updated 8 days ago

A 10-year-old inventor and a 20-year-old MD? Meet the whiz kids changing the face of medicine.

Another reason to want the corner office: It's good for your health updated 8 days ago

Exposure to daylight may improve workers' mood, communication abilities, effectiveness on the job, sleep and overall health.

Only the facts: Ebola experimental drugs updated 8 days ago

The race to develop an effective treatment or vaccine against Ebola is on as the outbreak continues to spread. Learn more about experimental Ebola drugs.

WHO: Ebola cases near 2,000, with more than half dead updated 9 days ago

An Ebola outbreak has now infected nearly 2,000 people, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Inside the Ebola outbreak with the CDC updated 9 days ago

Nine CDC team members are in Lagos, Nigeria, to fight the Ebola outbreak. Learn how they're trying to stop the Ebola virus from spreading.

Avoid the 'back-to-school plague' updated 9 days ago

Children get an average of eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year. But there are simple ways to keep your kids healthy.

Canada to donate untested Ebola vaccines updated 9 days ago

As the death toll from the Ebola epidemic soars over 1,000, a team of medical experts says it's ethical to offer unproven medications to fight the virus.

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

The worst outbreak of Ebola may have started with a 2-year-old patient in a village in Guinea, according to a report.

Bee, scorpion and snake venom may hold cancer cure updated 10 days ago

Cancer cells die when attacked by bee, snake or scorpion venom. Here's how a scientist uses nanotechnology to target cancer cells using synthesized venom.

Experimental Ebola drug on its way to Liberia updated 11 days ago

The government of Liberia says that sample doses of the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp will be sent there.

Opinion: An optimist's journey toward dropping the 'D-bomb' updated 11 days ago

In August, after several months of seeing a therapist and a psychiatrist, I was diagnosed with depression.

Determined not to fail, retired teacher loses 200 pounds updated 11 days ago

Kathleen Riser was mocked by a fitness trainer at the gym. She didn't let that stop her from losing 200 pounds in this weight loss success story.

The lowdown on natural sweeteners updated 11 days ago

Natural sweeteners like stevia and agave are conquering our morning coffee (and the world of packaged foods). Learn more about these sugar substitutes.

Where's my orgasm? updated 11 days ago

The female orgasm is elusive to some women -- 43% of them have experienced sexual dysfunction, studies say. So what's behind female orgasm and dysfunction?

Borders closed, arrivals banned: Ebola outbreak changes a region updated 12 days ago

Guinea has closed its border with Sierra Leone to suppress the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, a Sierra Leone border police official told CNN.

West African nations try to contain Ebola updated 13 days ago

Guinea has closed its border with Sierra Leone to suppress the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, a Sierra Leone border police official told CNN.

Americans battling Ebola fueled by faith -- and, in one case, Starbucks updated 13 days ago

Both Nancy Writebol and Kent Brantly remain focused on their faith and helping others, even as the Americans battle Ebola.

WHO: Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international health emergency updated 14 days ago

Global health experts declare the Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa an international health emergency that requires a coordinated global approach.

Vibrio vulnificus: A summertime bacteria updated 14 days ago

Vibrio vulnificus, a bacterium that lives in warm saltwater, can cause infections that can lead to death. Find out if you're in a high-risk group.

Fuel right! 9 triathlon nutrition rules updated 14 days ago

Eating properly can be difficult for beginner triathletes. Follow these triathlon nutrition guidelines to ensure your hard work in training pays off.

Study: Pump up the bass to feel powerful updated 14 days ago

Music with high levels of bass can evoke feelings of power and dominance, and four other things we learned from medical journals this week.

Husband of U.S. Ebola patient: I have felt 'the comfort of God' updated 14 days ago

WHO says 932 deaths have been reported as a result of Ebola. Saudi Arabia reports a suspected death. Spain will treat an infected priest there.

Initial Ebola response called a 'failure' updated 15 days ago

A Samaritan's Purse official calls the initial international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a "failure."

Eating out costs you 200 calories updated 15 days ago

Skipping the drive-thru for a sit-down meal at a restaurant won't allow you to skip the extra calories, a new study suggests.

'Gluten-free' now really means gluten-free updated 15 days ago

The FDA deadline on gluten-free labels is up. "Gluten-free" foods must contain undetectable levels of gluten.

Waiting for a new face: The transplants giving people back their lives updated 15 days ago

As face transplants become more common, hospitals may soon be asking: Will you donate your face?

The roots of our Ebola fears updated 15 days ago

Fears about Ebola are reflections of an infectious disease narrative fed to the public for years about the "Bug or Virus That Will Kill Us All."

A worried world watches as Ebola death toll rises; Liberia declares emergency updated 16 days ago

WHO says 932 deaths have been reported as a result of Ebola. Saudi Arabia reports a suspected death. Spain will treat an infected priest there.

American woman infected with Ebola arrives in U.S. updated 16 days ago

American woman infected with Ebola in Liberia is back in United States, while man hospitalized in New York City waits to learn whether he has the disease.

Cloning Fast Facts updated 16 days ago

Here's some background information about cloning, a process of creating an identical copy of an original.

Does oil pulling work? updated 16 days ago

Oil pulling, a recent health trend where you place liquids in the mouth for health benefits, is controversial. Learn about oil pulling from the experts.

Ebola health worker: 'Sierra Leone is not able to deal with this outbreak' updated 16 days ago

Sierra Leone, of the nations hard hit by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not able to cope, a health worker said, calling on more international support

Experimental drug likely saved Ebola patients updated 17 days ago

An experimental Ebola drug called ZMapp was given to two Americans infected with Ebola. The Americans are improving after being given the Ebola drug.

9 questions about this new Ebola drug updated 17 days ago

Two Americans infected with Ebola are improving after receiving an experimental drug called ZMapp. Will others get it, too?

Ebola is here: 5 reasons not to panic updated 17 days ago

Here are five reasons you don't need to panic about Ebola, despite what Donald Trump and an Indiana Republican congressman say.

ER closures raise deaths at nearby hospitals updated 17 days ago

Emergency patients who are admitted to the hospital are at greater risk of dying if another emergency room at a hospital nearby has closed its doors.

New York patient being tested for Ebola updated 17 days ago

A patient admitted to a New York City hospital with a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms Monday is being tested for Ebola.

No pain, no gain? 5 myths about post-workout muscle soreness updated 17 days ago

Is post-workout soreness a badge of honor or a sign of going too hard? Learn what you need to know about delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS.

American Ebola patient 'seems to be improving,' CDC chief says updated 18 days ago

Dr. Kent Brantly, an American who was infected with Ebola in Liberia, "seems to be improving" after evacuation to Atlanta, according to the CDC.

Company expands voluntary fruit recall updated 18 days ago

Wawona Packing is expanding its voluntary recall of its Sweet2Eat pluots, plums and peaches. The fruit may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Nigerian doctor has Ebola, officials say updated 18 days ago

The U.S. plans to send 50 health experts to West Africa in the next month to help contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed hundreds in three countries.

No more 'Big Ben': City leader loses 145 pounds updated 18 days ago

After almost two years of strict dieting and exercise Ben Boukari has lost 140 pounds. You won't believe it's the same person in these after photos.

'Unassuming' woman of faith thrust into spotlight after contracting Ebola updated 18 days ago

Nancy Writebol is a loving mother. A devoted wife. A woman of faith. A missionary who has traveled the world to help others.

Ebola patient walks into Atlanta hospital; wife sees him through glass updated 19 days ago

A plane carrying an Ebola patient is expected to arrive in Georgia on Saturday to bring home one of two Americans battling the highly infectious disease.

U.S. doctor quarantines himself at home after treating Ebola patients in Liberia updated 19 days ago

A retired American doctor who was working with Ebola patients in West Africa returned to the United States -- and put himself in quarantine.

Send me: U.S. doctor treated for Ebola drawn to mission work since youth updated 19 days ago

Dr. Kent Brantly answered a calling. That's what friends say about the man who contracted the Ebola virus in Africa and is being treated in U.S.

Ebola outbreak could have 'catastrophic' consequences updated 19 days ago

Fear over the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is growing as leaders struggle to try to stop the deadly virus. What you need to know about Ebola.

'Training for this': Atlanta hospital ready for opportunity to treat Ebola patients updated 19 days ago

Emory hospital staff look forward to putting their training, isolation unit to use when Ebola patients arrive.

Send me: U.S. doctor treated for Ebola drawn to mission work since youth updated 20 days ago

Dr. Kent Brantly answered a calling. That's what friends say about the man who contracted the Ebola virus in Africa and is being treated in U.S.

2 Americans infected with Ebola in Liberia coming to Atlanta hospital updated 20 days ago

For the first time, the Ebola virus is coming to the United States, as two Americans infected while helping others cope with the outbreak head to Atlanta.

Breast-feeding is on the rise -- and other things we learned this week updated 21 days ago

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body.

Experts: U.S. health care system well-prepared for Ebola updated 21 days ago

When Ebola comes to the U.S., the health system is ready, experts say.

21 pounds of excess skin removed after weight loss updated 21 days ago

Ex-CNN Fit Nation member Annette Miller had excess skin removed via surgery after losing more than 200 pounds.

NIH: Ebola vaccine to be tested in human trials soon updated 21 days ago

An experimental Ebola vaccine will be tested in people as early as September, the NIH says. An Ebola vaccine could prevent future Ebola outbreaks.

For paralyzed men, sexual function just as important as walking updated 21 days ago

Many paralyzed people say what doctors call "secondary conditions" such as sexual function and bowel and bladder control are just as important as walking.

Source: Flight en route to Liberia to evacuate Americans infected with Ebola updated 22 days ago

The Peace Corps said 340 of its volunteers in 3 west Africa nations will be removed due to the Ebola threat.

Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone dies updated 22 days ago

Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan, who was fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, has died from complications of the disease.

West Nile Virus Fast Facts updated 22 days ago

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

Avian Flu Fast Facts updated 22 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.

Uber-inspired apps bring a doctor right to your door updated 22 days ago

Sick and don't want to go to the doctor? The doctor will come to you with these Uber-inspired apps where doctors make house calls.

Could the Ebola outbreak come to the United States? updated 22 days ago

Could an air passenger bring Ebola to the United States? Yes he can. But no, there's no reason to panic.

In Ebola fight, security forces to make villagers comply with medical plan updated 22 days ago

The Peace Corps said 340 of its volunteers in 3 west Africa nations will be removed due to the Ebola threat.

Number of 9/11-related cancer cases is growing updated 22 days ago

Cancer plagues a growing number of first responders and rescuers who worked at the World Trade Center site after September 11, 2001.

Could a blood test predict suicides? updated 23 days ago

Researchers have identified a gene that may be linked to suicide. A simple blood test may one day predict suicide risk.

Surgeon general issues skin cancer warning updated 23 days ago

Skin cancer is on the rise, with more new cases diagnosed annually than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers.

Embarrassing diseases are a real pain in the... updated 23 days ago

Embarrassing health issues like hemorrhoids and problems "down there" can be awkward. Get tips on how to talk to your doctor about your health concerns.

Ebola fears hit close to home updated 23 days ago

Ebola has claimed an American victim in the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Get the latest news on the Ebola outbreak.

24-year-old cancer victim inspires after death updated 24 days ago

Maire Kent, 24, with rare cardiac sarcoma, made a unique plan for disposal of her ashes that wound up inspiring strangers.

Federal marijuana bill would legalize some cannabis strains updated 24 days ago

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

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