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Student evades monitors, spreads Ebola to Senegal

A university student infected with Ebola evaded health surveillance for weeks as he slipped into Senegal.

Student evades monitors, spreads Ebola to Senegal

A university student infected with Ebola evaded health surveillance for weeks as he slipped into Senegal, carrying the deadly virus to a fifth West African nation showing how quarantines, border... Read more »

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Jim Bennett: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is an undeniably good thing

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is one of the few times when the ubiquity of the media has produced praiseworthy results. When was the last time the entire world was united in a cause that was so... Read more »

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UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday. Read more »

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What age should children get their eyes examined?

Dr. Colleen Schubach from University of Utah Health Care discusses when children should get eye exams. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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3 ways insurers can still avoid covering the sick

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to discourage the sickest and costliest patients... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried to determine how a fourth scientist also contracted the disease before being... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Outbreak of illness linked to Weber County dairy farm, health officials say

The Utah Department of Health is warning people about drinking raw milk after 45 people became ill after consuming raw or unpasteurized milk products from a Weber County dairy. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Ebola has 'upper hand,' says US official

Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Running engages all five senses

After weeks of running in the dark, I was given a rare chance to run in the daylight. As I made it toward the mountain, I was amazed how keenly aware I was of seeing, hearing, smelling, touching... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Report: No proof veterans died because of delays

The Veterans Affairs Department says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — until more evidence can be gathered about their... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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US health official: Ebola has 'upper hand'

The Ebola virus has the "upper hand" in an outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, a top American health official said, adding that experts have the tools to stop it. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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You'll never believe where your bottled water comes from

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We might be drinking California dry. Dasani, Arrowhead, Aquafina and other brands come from some of the driest parts of the West. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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VA says no proof delays in care caused vets to die

The Department of Veterans Affairs says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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First case of West Nile Virus reported in Salt Lake County

With mosquito populations increasing, health officials are warning residents to comply with prevention efforts in order to avoid the spread of the West Nile Virus. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Is 'Harry Potter' actually about mental health?

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One fan theory about Harry Potter suggests the story is about mental illness. And that might not be too far off base. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Japan ready to offer flu drug for Ebola treatment

Japan said Monday it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as a possible treatment for the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Monday. Separately, Canada said it has yet to send out an untested vaccine that the... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Official: British Ebola patient to be evacuated

The first British citizen confirmed to be infected with the deadly Ebola disease is being evacuated from Sierra Leone on a jet sent by the Royal Air Force, a Sierra Leone official said Sunday. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Sierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal

Sierra Leone has passed a new law imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient — a common practice that the World Health Organization believes has contributed to a... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 cases

Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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The key to a longer life

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Seeing well is linked to independence and self-care, both important for a long life, according to research that says not seeing well can lead to earlier death in older people. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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10 common disabilities American children have

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American kids have been diagnosed with disabilities more in the last decade than before. Here are seven of the most common ones. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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