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Child with enterovirus 68 dies in Rhode Island updated 47 minutes ago

A child with a staph infection and enterovirus D68 has died in Rhode Island, the state's health department said Wednesday.

Source: U.S. Ebola patient didn't give travel history, hospital didn't ask updated 1 hours 14 minutes ago

CDC: A patient being treated at a Dallas, Texas, hospital is the first case of Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States.

Fitness trainer gains and loses 70 pounds in 1 year -- on purpose updated 2 hours 55 minutes ago

Drew Manning was that guy at the gym many love to hate, until he realized he didn't understand what his clients were struggling with.

Super-bacteria are growing in space ... and we're the ones breeding them updated 5 hours 3 minutes ago

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

The link between fat and cancer updated 5 hours 33 minutes ago

Obesity may overtake tobacco as leading preventable cause of cancer, doctors say, and 84,000 cancer diagnoses each year can be linked to obesity.

First diagnosed case of Ebola in the U.S. updated 13 hours 43 minutes ago

CDC: A patient being treated at a Dallas, Texas, hospital is the first case of Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States.

How the Ebola virus spreads updated 16 hours 55 minutes ago

As history's worst Ebola outbreak produces its first case on U.S. soil, experts explain how Ebola is spread.

Ebola Fast Facts updated 17 hours 57 minutes ago

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

Doctor: NFL player who killed girlfriend, self likely had CTE updated 20 hours 55 minutes ago

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher likely had CTE when he killed his girlfriend, himself two years ago, a doctor says.

4 more kids with neurologic illness updated 21 hours 34 minutes ago

Boston Children's Hospital reports four children have limb weakness following a respiratory illness. What's causing this partial paralysis?

Five babies test positive for TB in Texas updated 1 days ago

Five babies in El Paso, Texas, have tested positive for tuberculosis after being exposed at a local hospital. The infants don't have active TB cases.

CDC investigates kids' limb paralysis; is enterovirus to blame? updated 1 days ago

Health officials are looking for the cause of a neurologic illness that's affected 10 children in Colorado.

Healthy takes on comfort food classics updated 1 days ago

Healthy comfort food does exist. See these healthy takes on comfort-food classics to enjoy the comfort without the calories.

Why do I crave comfort foods now? updated 1 days ago

Comfort foods like mashed potatoes and mac and cheese are hard to pass up on a cold night. Dr. Melina Jampolis explains why.

19 ways to trick yourself into becoming a morning person updated 1 days ago

Wondering how to become a morning person? See these 19 tips to get started.

5 foods you should eat this fall updated 1 days ago

These five fall foods can keep you healthy and happy. Learn about the top fall foods to eat with cooking recommendations.

New Zealand boy goes on 'bucket list' trip to Celtics game before he goes blind updated 1 days ago

Twelve-year-old Louis Corbett has a disease that will blind him, and he is on a "farewell to vision" world trip.

Brothers take American road trip before going blind updated 1 days ago

Tod Purvis and his brother Justin were diagnosed with choroideremia and took a road trip chronicled in the movie "Driving Blind."

Doctor treats Ebola with HIV drug in Liberia -- seemingly successfully updated 2 days ago

A doctor in rural Liberia inundated with Ebola patients says he's had good results with a treatment he tried out of sheer desperation: an HIV drug.

Doctors: Think twice about 'the pill' for teen birth control updated 2 days ago

When it comes to effective birth control options for teens, "The Pill" might be considered a reproductive relic. What birth control options are best?

FDA warns companies about fake Ebola drugs updated 4 days ago

The FDA has sent warning letters to three companies who are selling products that claim to treat or cure Ebola. Consumers should be aware of fake drugs.

Woman saves three relatives from Ebola updated 4 days ago

22-year-old Fatu Kekula nursed her entire family through Ebola. See how she kept three alive while protecting herself against infection.

Beer may be good for your brain updated 4 days ago

Beer is good for your brain, you drink more alcohol after you exercise, and the secret to nut allergies, in 5 studies.

Yoga poses to help you touch your toes updated 4 days ago

The inability to touch your toes is a common complaint -- and a popular excuse for avoiding yoga.

Hate running? 25 ways to learn to love it updated 5 days ago

Need some running motivation? See these tips from running bloggers and coaches on how to find fun on your run.

American Ebola patient released from Nebraska hospital updated 5 days ago

American Ebola patient Dr. Rick Sacra, who entered The Nebraska Medical Center three weeks ago with Ebola, was released Thursday.

Battling Ebola: Two doctors for a county of 85,000 people updated 6 days ago

In Bomi County, Liberia, there are two doctors. Not two doctors for Ebola patients but two doctors -- period.

Soda makers want to cut calories: But is diet really better? updated 6 days ago

Soda makers are switching sweeteners to cut calories. But it's unclear if that will really help you lose weight.

Early memory lapses may be sign of dementia updated 6 days ago

People who report memory problems may have dementia later, even if cognitive tests don't show it right away. But there are things you can do to prevent it.

7 ways to boost your happiness updated 6 days ago

Happiness isn't just an emotional state. Science shows people who are happy live longer and healthier lives. Find out how you can boost your happiness.

One woman walked in, and the Ebola nightmare began updated 6 days ago

The Ebola epidemic quickly spread to Bong County, Liberia, shutting down hospitals and schools. Read the latest report from the field.

Guilty of Ebola until proven otherwise updated 7 days ago

Liberians with other ailments are trapped by the Ebola crisis because hospitals are too busy fighting Ebola or closed because of fears of it.

45 infants added to TB exposure list updated 7 days ago

TB threat: More than 750 infants and 40 health care workers have been exposed to tuberculosis at a hospital in El Paso, Texas.

Join our discussion about Alzheimer's updated 7 days ago

Join CNN in the comments section on this page for a discussion about Alzheimer's disease on Tuesday, September 23 at 3 p.m. ET.

Ebola patients left to lay on the ground updated 7 days ago

The desperately ill Ebola patients had come to the new Liberia center for treatment. Instead they would be left on the ground.

Enterovirus: My son was 'like a goldfish gasping for breath' updated 7 days ago

Enterovirus D68 symptoms include difficulty breathing and a fever. David Nash had these enterovirus symptoms.

FDA allows expanded use of experimental Ebola drug updated 8 days ago

TKM-Ebola, an experimental Ebola drug, may now be used to treat more people with the disease, according to Tekmira Pharmaceuticals.

Desperation grows in the Ebola zone updated 8 days ago

Ebola ravages Liberia where CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports from the front lines. Ebola is believed to have killed 1,578 in Liberia.

Salmonella Fast Facts updated 8 days ago

Here's some background information about Salmonella.

More than 700 infants exposed to TB at Texas hospital updated 8 days ago

TB threat: More than 700 infants and 40 health care workers have been exposed to tuberculosis at a hospital in El Paso, Texas.

Ebola lockdown workers find dozens of cases updated 8 days ago

One hundred thirty new cases of Ebola were identified during a 3-day lockdown in Sierra Leone, the country's head of emergency operations says.

Helping kids kick the pain and fear out of cancer updated 8 days ago

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

Power walker loses 150 pounds updated 9 days ago

Jen Corn's family offered to pay for weight-loss surgery, but she decided to lose pounds on her own. Find out about her weight-loss success.

Searching for the answer: Can the world stop Ebola? updated 9 days ago

As CNN's Elizabeth Cohen arrives in Liberia to report on Ebola, she wonders how the world goes about stopping an outbreak that's gotten so out of hand.

Why I became a human guinea pig updated 11 days ago

Brian Shepherd is subject No. 13 -- someone who willingly was shot up with an untested Ebola vaccine. He talks about testing the Ebola vaccine.

8 killed in Guinea town over Ebola fears updated 11 days ago

Eight members of a Guinea Ebola team were killed in a small town near Guinea's southeastern border. The Guinea Ebola team was trying to spread awareness.

5 studies: The longer you sleep, the weirder your dreams updated 11 days ago

Five new medical studies give you insight into your health. This week looks at artificial sweeteners, belly fat, weed, dreams and depression.

Ebola patients buying survivors' blood from black market, WHO warns updated 12 days ago

As hospitals in the hardest-hit nations struggle to keep up, patients are turning to the black market to buy blood from Ebola survivors, the WHO warned.

Enterovirus D68 in 19 states, Canada updated 12 days ago

The CDC has confirmed 153 cases of Enterovirus D68. Learn more about the Enterovirus D68 outbreak.

President signs order to fight superbugs updated 12 days ago

President Obama warns that the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria could lead to many untreatable infections. Learn more about antibiotic resistance.

It's time to get your flu shot updated 12 days ago

Flu season is about to begin: Get your flu shot now. Flu shots are recommended for anyone older than 6 months.

Catholic insurance companies contract out to offer birth control updated 13 days ago

Catholic health insurance plans have for years been arranging for outside firms to provide contraception coverage to enrollees.

Migraines with aura in middle age linked to Parkinson's disease updated 13 days ago

People who suffer from migraines with aura during middle age have double the risk of developing Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders.

Study: Schizophrenia is 8 diseases updated 14 days ago

Schizophrenia may be eight diseases, or disorders, not one, new research from Washington University suggests. Learn more about schizophrenia.

How 'magic mushroom' chemical could free the mind of depression, addictions updated 14 days ago

Psychedelic drugs are being researched as a potential treatment for conditions ranging from anxiety to tobacco and alcohol addiction.

Georgetown student dies of 'apparent meningitis' updated 14 days ago

Andrea Jamie, a student at Georgetown's nursing and health sciences school, dies of what her school says was "apparent meningitis."

Obama: U.S. ready to take the lead in Ebola fight updated 14 days ago

President Barack Obama says the U.S. is ready to take on a leadership role in the international fight to combat the Ebola outbreak.

12 states confirm Enterovirus D68 cases updated 14 days ago

Since mid-August, the CDC has confirmed more than 100 cases of Enterovirus D68 in 12 states. Learn more about the EV-D68 outbreak.

Reduce your risk of dementia right now updated 14 days ago

There is some good news in the sixth annual World Alzheimer's Report. For the first time, we're starting to get a clearer understanding of cause and effect.

When pregnancy makes you violently ill updated 15 days ago

Hyperemesis gravidarum causes extreme sickness during pregnancy. Read about one mother's journey and why she wants to have more children.

Why I stayed: Tangles of domestic abuse updated 15 days ago

According to a national survey, 32% of women are physically assaulted by a partner during their lifetime. I was one of them.

List of states with Enterovirus D68 grows updated 15 days ago

Indiana and Montana have joined the growing list of states with confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, health officials say.

The 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's updated 15 days ago

By 2050, the number of people living with Alzheimer's disease is expected to triple. But diagnosing a family member online isn't a good idea, experts say.

Travelers possibly exposed to measles at Seattle airport updated 16 days ago

A confirmed case of the measles at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport earlier this month may have exposed travelers to the measles virus.

From 'sumo wrestler' to distance runner updated 16 days ago

Yusuke Kirimoto was always overweight. Then he took up running and was able to lose 102 pounds. See his weight loss success.

CNN anchor: How breaking news changed my life balance updated 16 days ago

Former CNN anchor Colleen McEdwards tells how covering breaking news led to a diagnosis of vestibular disorder. Balance Awareness Week, is backed by VEDA.

Should you eat before a workout? updated 16 days ago

Should you eat before a workout? Find out if it's better to exercise on an empty stomach or what is best to eat before pumping iron or going for a run.

Enterovirus D68 sickens more than a dozen in New York updated 18 days ago

Doctors say Enterovirus D68 is sending more children with severe respiratory illnesses to emergency rooms. Learn more about Enterovirus D68.

5 ways to think yourself well updated 18 days ago

Positive thinking can extend your life and make you happier and healthier. Learn five experts tips to boost your positive thinking.

Ebola in the air? A nightmare that could happen updated 18 days ago

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

West African health centers can't keep up with Ebola outbreak, WHO says updated 18 days ago

The number of new Ebola cases is growing faster than the ability of health centers to handle them, the head of the World Health Organization said Friday.

'Magic mushrooms' help smokers quit, and other studies you missed updated 18 days ago

A few extra pounds hurts your blood pressure. Magic mushrooms helped smokers quit. Science can slow aging. A happy wife is key to happy marriage.

Sick kids flooding ER in Alabama updated 18 days ago

Doctors say Enterovirus D68 is sending more children with severe respiratory illnesses to emergency rooms. Learn more about Enterovirus D68.

The reason Ebola isn't being stopped updated 19 days ago

Contact tracing works only if you have a list of victims' contacts and their addresses. The system in West Africa for the Ebola outbreak is "in shambles."

I'm ready for my first triathlon updated 19 days ago

Join the CNN Fit Nation team as they race the Nautica Malibu Triathlon with Dr. Sanjay Gupta on September 14.

Going abroad? Here are 10 diseases you need to watch out for updated 19 days ago

As we travel ever further afield, which infectious diseases could we be exposed to?

Ebola survivor donates blood to infected American updated 19 days ago

Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly donated blood to help Dr. Rick Sacra who is still recovering from Ebola and Sacra's condition improves.

9/11 responders with rare cancer denied insurance coverage updated 19 days ago

Some 9/11 responders are being denied insurance coverage because their cancers were diagnosed too soon after 9/11.

Enterovirus infections difficult to track updated 20 days ago

Doctors say they think Enterovirus D68 is making more children sick. But nailing the culprit won't be easy. Learn more about EV-D68 and enteroviruses.

Gates Foundation pledges $50 million to fight Ebola updated 20 days ago

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will donate $50 million to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Learn more about the Ebola outbreak.

Could early intervention erase signs of autism? updated 20 days ago

Parents who used behavioral modification with children showing early signs of autism saw no developmental problems years later, study showed.

American Ebola patient arrives at Emory in Atlanta updated 21 days ago

A male U.S. citizen who contracted the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone arrived Tuesday at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. The patient could be seen walking, apparently with some help from one person, into the facility.

Frequent teen marijuana use linked to issues later in life updated 21 days ago

Teens who use marijuana daily before age 17 are more than 60% less likely to get their high school diploma than those who've never used pot, a study says.

Enterovirus cases investigated in 12 states updated 21 days ago

Enterovirus D68 is sending hundreds of children to the hospital. Learn more about the respiratory illness caused by this virus.

What parents should know about EV-D68 updated 21 days ago

Hundreds of kids across the U.S. have been hospitalized with a serious respiratory illness. Scientists believe the bug to blame is Enterovirus D68.

Virus hitting the U.S. could be 'tip of iceberg,' CDC official says updated 21 days ago

A respiratory virus called Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) sends hundreds of children to Midwest hospitals. Learn more about the Enterovirus D68 Midwest virus.

What is Enterovirus EV-D68, the disease causing alarm in the Midwest? updated 21 days ago

A respiratory virus that has sent hundreds of children to hospitals in Missouri is causing alarm across the Midwest and beyond.

Is U.S. ready for a pandemic? Investigation says we're 'ill-prepared' updated 22 days ago

The Department of Homeland Security is "ill-prepared" for a pandemic, federal investigation finds. Stockpiles of medicine and equipment is expired.

10 best apps to train your brain updated 22 days ago

Brain training apps can boost your brainpower and psychological well-being. See these 10 brain training apps to get started.

Another Ebola patient coming to Emory in Atlanta updated 22 days ago

Another patient with Ebola is heading to the isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

One dance class changed her life updated 22 days ago

Angela Baldwin can pinpoint the day she changed the course of her life.

WHO doctor contracts Ebola virus updated 22 days ago

A World Health Organization doctor working in an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the virus, the agency said Monday.

Joan Rivers: How a minor elective surgery could end in death updated 24 days ago

The comedian Joan Rivers lost her life after minor elective procedure. Here's how it could have happened.

Respiratory virus suspected in Midwest children's hospitalizations updated 24 days ago

A respiratory virus called Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) sends hundreds of children to Missouri hospitals and possibly throughout the Midwest.

Ebola victim improving, wife says updated 24 days ago

Dr. Rick Sacra, an American missionary doctor infected with the Ebola virus, has improved slightly while being treated in Omaha, Nebraska, his wife said.

Pilots may have suffered from cerebral hypoxia, but what is it? updated 25 days ago

Pilots aboard the unresponsive plane that flew into the Caribbean Friday may have suffered from cerebral hypoxia.

American Ebola patient in Nebraska for treatment updated 25 days ago

Another American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola virus has arrived home for treatment in the United States.

How to be a better triathlete: Tips from champ Paula Newby-Fraser updated 26 days ago

Paula Newby-Fraser, widely known as "the Queen of Kona," gives her tips for first-time triathletes.

You'll eat less watching 'Charlie Rose,' and other studies you missed updated 26 days ago

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

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