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Brittany Maynard on decision to die: Now 'doesn't seem like the right time' updated 2 hours 29 minutes 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.

Calculating the odds: 12 sons in a row updated 2 hours 45 minutes ago

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

Ebola outbreak: Fewer burials, fewer new cases in Liberia, the WHO says updated 4 hours 10 minutes ago

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

Ashoka Mukpo: Ebola 'more intense than anything' updated 4 hours 40 minutes ago

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

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed updated 5 hours 47 minutes ago

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

Why U.S. Ebola patients seem to be recovering faster updated 14 hours 23 minutes 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 20 hours 39 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.

Could this be the next medicinal marijuana? updated 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 2 days ago

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

7 ways to stop unhealthy food cravings updated 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 days ago

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

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed updated 2 days ago

Here's the latest on the Ebola outbreak.

Ebola Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

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

Nurse describes Ebola quarantine ordeal: 'I was in shock. Now I'm angry' updated 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 days ago

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

Australian doctors perform pioneering heart transplants updated 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 days ago

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Rwanda reverses its decision to screen U.S., Spain visitors for Ebola updated 6 days ago

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

N.Y. doctor positive for Ebola had no symptoms until Thursday, officials say updated 6 days ago

A Doctors Without Borders physician back from West Africa tests positive for Ebola at a New York hospital.

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed with the latest developments updated 6 days ago

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

New York doctor diagnosed with Ebola described as 'committed and responsible' updated 6 days ago

The work of Dr. Craig Spencer, who has Ebola, has taken him from New York ERs to the rural clinics in Africa.

Living life from a hospital room updated 6 days ago

A 17-year-old girl living with cystic fibrosis makes the hospital her happy place. Read Claire Wineland's story about living with cystic fibrosis.

45,000-year-old leg bone offers clues to Stone Age mating updated 7 days ago

Genome sequencing of DNA from a 45,000-year-old leg bone is giving scientists a better idea of when modern humans first started mating with Neanderthals.

6 ways to straighten out smartphone slump with yoga updated 7 days ago

Do you have smartphone slump? See these six yoga poses to improve your posture and reduce muscle fatigue caused by staring at your smartphone.

Cell transplant allows paralyzed man to walk again, researchers say updated 7 days ago

A ground-breaking cell transplant has allowed a paralyzed man to walk again, researchers announced Tuesday.

CDC: Travelers to U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations face new requirements updated 7 days ago

CDC: Travelers coming from Ebola-stricken Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone will be required to monitor their temperatures for 21 days starting on Monday.

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

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

1.5 million died last year from this curable disease updated 7 days ago

Thousands have died in the current Ebola outbreak. But another infectious disease, tuberculosis, has infected millions.

CDC issues new hospital guidance for Ebola updated 7 days ago

Ebola cases keep spiraling out of control in the three West African countries, but there are glimmers of hope elsewhere in the world.

The 5 biggest breakfast myths updated 8 days ago

How does breakfast really affect weight loss, energy levels and appetite throughout the day? Here's a reality check on the biggest breakfast myths.

Freelance cameraman free of Ebola, can leave Nebraska hospital updated 8 days ago

Freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo no longer has the Ebola virus in his bloodstream, a Nebraska hospital said.

That sweet drink may age you updated 8 days ago

Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages may make certain cells in your body age faster, a new study suggests.

Up to three Ebola-infected travelers might fly each month updated 8 days ago

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

6 surprising health benefits of pumpkins updated 9 days ago

There are more health benefits of pumpkins than you might realize. See these six health benefits of pumpkins to learn more.

Ebola outbreak in the West: Why some survive, some don't updated 9 days ago

There's no cure for Ebola. So why have some patients in the West walked away healthy while others died?

Ebola hysteria: An epic, epidemic overreaction updated 9 days ago

This is getting ridiculous. Ebola hysteria: An epic, epidemic overreaction

She lost 50 pounds for her 50th high school reunion updated 9 days 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 9 days 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 days 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.

5 scary good healthy Halloween treats updated 9 days 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!

Spanish nurse's aide found to be Ebola-free in third test updated 10 days 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 10 days 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 outbreak: Are health care workers prepared, protected? updated 16 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 16 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 16 days ago

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

Rabbi loses 100 pounds after 'come-to-Jesus moment' updated 16 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 16 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 days ago

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

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