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Ebola could become airborne

Health - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 8:44am
Today, the Ebola virus spreads only through direct contact with bodily fluids, such as blood and vomit. But some of the nation's top infectious disease experts worry that this deadly virus could mutate and be transmitted just by a cough or a sneeze.
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Feeling Nuts Challenge for men goes viral

Health - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 8:43am
Now that the Ice Bucket Challenge has made the rounds, a new trend is on the rise: crotch grabbing -- for testicular cancer.
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Tobacco plant may be key to Ebola drugs

Health - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 8:38am
The tobacco plant's tarnished reputation is getting somewhat of a makeover thanks to a technique dubbed biopharming.
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Cleaning crew turned away from Dallas apt.

Health - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 8:37am
Four days after a man was diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas, the apartment where he stayed has not been sanitized.
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NBC cameraman infected with Ebola

Health - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 7:27am
Two weeks before he tested positive for Ebola while working in Liberia, American journalist Ashoka Mukpo talked about the dire situation there.
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Did Ebola patient lie on travel form?

Health - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 5:20pm
Liberia Airport Authority "will seek to prosecute" if Thomas Eric Duncan lied on his health screening questionnaire before leaving West Africa.
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The upside of Ebola in Dallas

Health - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:18pm
There's one possible upside to the saddening news that an Ebola case has been discovered in Dallas: It might catalyze the world to help stop this crisis.
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Yoga to help you touch your toes

Health - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:24am
The inability to touch your toes is a common complaint -- and a popular excuse for avoiding yoga.
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10-year-old girl with enterovirus 68 dies

Health - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:16am
A child with a staph infection and enterovirus D68 has died in Rhode Island, the state's health department said Wednesday.
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New mom sues lab over sperm mix-up

Health - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:04am
A woman, the mother of a biracial child, is suing a sperm bank for giving her sperm from the wrong donor.
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Travels and health travails of Thomas Eric Duncan

Health - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:18am
Days after arriving from Liberia, Thomas Eric Duncan twice went to a Dallas hospital after falling ill. The second time, he was admitted and later confirmed to have Ebola, the first such case diagnosed in the United States.
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#EbolaQandA FAQs

Health - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 5:53pm
The first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S. has raised many questions and concerns, which CNN has been responding to on social media using the hashtag #EbolaQandA.
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Five kids being watched for Ebola

Health - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 5:17pm
Five children who attend four different schools came in close contact with the U.S. Ebola patient in Texas while he was contagious, health officials say.
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Mom makes ultimate sacrifice

Health - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:06pm
A woman diagnosed with bone cancer refused a lifesaving treatment in order to give birth to her newborn daughter.
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25 ways to learn to love running

Health - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:05pm
Running is boring. It's hard. It hurts. It's lonely. And it doesn't give you immediate results. Right?
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Ebola case first to be diagnosed in U.S.

Health - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 7:40am
A patient being treated at a Dallas, Texas, hospital is the first case of Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States.
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Keeping young athletes safe

Health - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:28pm
CNN's Holly Firfer reports on ways parents can keep their student athletes safe.
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4 more kids with mystery illness

Health - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:22pm
Doctors in Colorado spotted it first -- a group of children hospitalized with a neurologic illness. Now a hospital in Boston is reporting patients with similar symptoms.
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Enterovirus to blame for paralysis?

Health - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:57am
Health officials are looking for the cause of a neurologic illness that's affected several children in Colorado. Is enterovirus D68 to blame?
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Ebola patients left on the ground outside hospital

Health - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:28am
The desperately ill Ebola patients had come to the new center for treatment. Instead they would be left on the ground.
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