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Researchers: Patients have only themselves to blame for heart attacks

Utah researchers find that heart attacks don't have a strong genetic link in families, but are result of lifestyle.

World Health Organization won't discuss Ebola mistakes document

The World Health Organization says it won't explain details contained in an internal document obtained by The Associated Press in which the U.N. health agency said it fumbled early attempts to... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Food deliveries in Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

The U.N.'s World Food Program on Saturday delivered emergency food rations to 265,000 people, many of them quarantined in Sierra Leone, to help fight the spread of Ebola. Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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In Ohio Ebola probe, info-sharing a sensitive task

Officials addressing Ebola concerns in Ohio say they're trying to keep the public adequately informed without prompting panic or drawing undue attention to people who aren't sick and pose no risk. Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Officials fear Ebola's on AIDS path; some disagree

Is Ebola the world's worst infectious disease threat since AIDS? In his three decades in public health, the only thing like Ebola has been the AIDS epidemic, said Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Have a soda — and a 50-minute run

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A researcher who has spent four years calculating the calorie burn that juice, soda and other "treats" would entail believes people would make better food choices if they knew the truth: If you... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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3 Pennsylvanians being monitored in Ebola probe

Three Pennsylvanians who were on a flight from Cleveland to Dallas with a nurse who tested positive for Ebola are in Texas and have not been back home since the trip, Gov. Tom Corbett and other... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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WHO faulted for Ebola failures as Obama taps czar

The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Spin meter: Shaky claims on who is responsible for budgets for agencies fighting Ebola

Budgets for the agencies responsible for fighting Ebola have lost ground in recent years, sparking a partisan blame game in Washington over who's at fault. The truth is all of the parties share... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Lots of disagreement on possible Ebola travel ban

There's little agreement on possible travel restrictions on persons coming from African nations afflicted by Ebola Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Petition calls for Disney animated films to show heroes with Down syndrome

history of human storytelling, the flawed hero is as old as the story of Achilles that the ancient Greeks once told one another on the Acropolis hillside. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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First Dallas nurse with Ebola in fair condition

The first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital has been sitting up and eating and has her iPad after being moved to a specialized isolation unit near... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Ebola causing some people to change travel plans

Travel agents say customers are asking whether it's safe to fly, and what steps they should take to guard against Ebola. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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UN: We botched response to the Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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US monitors health care worker aboard cruise ship for signs of Ebola

A cruise ship with a Dallas health care worker aboard who is being monitored for signs of Ebola did not receive clearance to dock in Cozumel, Mexico, a day after Belize refused to let the passenger... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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CDC: Nurse with Ebola said she felt funny in Ohio

A Texas nurse indicated she "felt funny" and spent extra time resting during a visit to Ohio in the days before she was diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Kerry: Ebola presents 'test of global citizenship'

Secretary of State John Kerry pleaded with world diplomats on Friday to rush more money and supplies to battle the Ebola virus in west Africa, calling it "a real test of global citizenship." Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Africa stems Ebola via border closings, luck

Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its spread on the continent to five countries — and two of them appear... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Can raising cancer awareness also trivialize the disease?

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Backlash over #NoBraDay for breast cancer awareness month has some questioning how far is too far when raising awareness. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Boil water advisory lifted for Stansbury Park residents and businesses

The boil water advisory in Stansbury Park has been lifted after water samples came back clear. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Official: 2nd worker isolated within 90 minutes

A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health... Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Pioneer Valley Hospital announces name change

Pioneer Valley Hospital in West Valley City has announced a change to its name and upgrades to the facility. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Lawmakers: Government credibility waning on Ebola

Republican lawmakers indignantly criticized the government response to the arrival of Ebola on U.S. shores Thursday in a tense hearing on Capitol Hill. Top public health officials defended their... Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Ebola comes to last safe district in Sierra Leone

The deadly Ebola virus has infected two people in what was the last untouched district in Sierra Leone, the government said Thursday, a setback in efforts to stop the spread of the disease in one... Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Modest response by donors thus far to Ebola crisis

Individual Americans, rich or not, donated generously in response to many recent international disasters, including the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and last year's Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.... Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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West Jordan school cleared from risk of meningitis

The Salt Lake County Health Department has said that any possibility of bacterial meningitis at Copper Canyon Elementary School has been ruled out. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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