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Where big pharma failed, parents step in

Health - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:17pm
Hugh and Chris Hempel welcomed beautiful twin girls into the world in 2004. Since the girls were about two, the whole family has been fighting to treat the twins' rare genetic condition.
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World Health Organization: Democratic Republic of Congo is Ebola-free

Health - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:51am
Ebola has officially been eradicated from another African country -- the Democratic Republic of Congo -- the World Health Organization declared Friday, even if the overall fight against the deadly virus is far from over.
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Bad marriage can break your heart

Health - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:21am
A study has found that older couples in bad marriages, especially wives, have a higher risk for heart disease than those who are happily wed.
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What is secret to boy's super memory?

Health - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 7:40am
Jack can reel off lists of World Cup winners, darts champions and football players without a second's hesitation -- but can he beat Wikipedia?
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Women's desire for sex is complicated, not strictly hormonal

Health - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:59am
What makes a woman want to have sex isn't totally hormonal, as it can be with men. Happiness is key new study shows.
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Why happiness is healthy

Health - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:11pm
Being able to manage the emotional ups and downs of life is important for both body and mind.
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The day I realized smoking wasn't cool

Health - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:39pm
I'm a quitter and proud of it. The 37th anniversary of the Great American Smokeout marks my 28th anniversary without a "cancer stick."
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Learn to live with it: Becoming stress-free

Health - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:37am
People believe that stress comes from external sources. That's why they're so stressed, author A. Parthasarathy writes.
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Cosmetic infidelity: a new way to cheat

Health - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:20am
"I have five days to recover from surgery and look good before my husband gets home," she told me.
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'Western' diet could spark TB epidemic

Health - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:15am
Rising obesity and diabetes worldwide could fuel a rise in tuberculosis.
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Energy drinks up calls to poison centers

Health - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:28am
Energy drinks are a real problem for children, a study says -- 40% of "energy drink exposure" calls to poison centers involve kids under age 6.
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What is Lewy body dementia?

Health - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 8:26am
Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains this type of dementia, after Robin Williams' autopsy report concludes he had the disease.
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Firefighter drops 40 pounds

Health - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 8:22am
Joe Van Veldhuizen lost 40 pounds to race his first Ironman. He did it slowly, counting calories and gradually increasing his exercise routine. See what it took to make his amazing weight loss transformation a reality.
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Can sunlock affect fertility?

Health - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 6:48am
The cold snap that's hitting much of the country this week may leave you with a real desire to head to the beach. If you do, you may want to watch what kind of sunblock you use.
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Ebola patient dies in the U.S.

Health - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 9:34pm
Marking the second Ebola death in the United States, Dr. Martin Salia died at around 5 a.m. ET Monday, according to Nebraska Medicine spokesman Taylor Wilson.
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His crime: Mental illness?

Health - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 6:14pm
As a father of three, I felt Tricia Lammers' pain as she spoke about her son Blaec.
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Curb klutziness with yoga

Health - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 6:44am
Do you trip over your own feet? Bump into things? Break nails and jam fingers by overreaching?
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Norovirus sickens cruise ship passengers

Health - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 11:40pm
The latest norovirus outbreak aboard the Princess Cruises' Crown Princess has infected 172 people, according to the CDC.
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Should cities be reimbursed for Ebola costs? U.S. senator says yes

Health - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 11:37pm
The federal government should pay back New York and other cities that have shelled out millions to deal with Ebola, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday.
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CNN exclusive: Hits and misses handling Ebola

Health - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 11:36pm
In an exclusive interview with CNN, Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reflected on the lowest moments -- and the surprises -- that occurred when Thomas Eric Duncan became the first person to unexpectedly arrive in the United States with Ebola.
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