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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.

Lack of experience fuels West Africa Ebola crisis

When Ebola hit Uganda two years ago — the third outbreak in a dozen years — the president quickly went on TV and urged Ugandans to avoid touching each other. Health officials speedily... Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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UN: Ebola outbreak a public health emergency

The World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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A guide for fliers worried about Ebola outbreak

As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa worsens, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the... Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Is Under Armour for ballerinas?

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The athletic apparel company looks to corner a large female market with its new women-centric ads. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Soaked for charity: Ice bucket challenges get cool

The idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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CDC director: Scale of Ebola crisis unprecedented

The current Ebola crisis in West Africa is on pace to sicken more people than all other previous outbreaks of the disease combined, the health official leading the U.S. response said Thursday. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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Clinton water E. coli free; residents advised to continue precautions

Test results confirmed Thursday that the water in Clinton is free of E. coli, but residents are advised to continue drinking bottled water while the city ups chlorine levels. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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Obama signs veterans' health care overhaul

President Barack Obama says the government must ensure that the Veterans Affairs Department has the resources to keep up with the demands of troops returning from war. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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Study ties new gene to major breast cancer risk

It's long been known that faulty BRCA genes greatly raise the risk for breast cancer. Now scientists say a more recently identified, less common gene can do the same. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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Major provisions of veterans health care bill

approved by Congress aims to alleviate delays many veterans have faced in getting treatment at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics and end the widespread practice of covering up long wait times... Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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FDA warns that tattoo inks can cause infections

The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that not all tattoo ink is safe. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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Spain priest with Ebola stable in Madrid hospital

A Spanish missionary priest who tested positive for the Ebola virus was in stable condition at a Madrid hospital on Thursday after being evacuated from Liberia, health officials said. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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Liberia, Sierra Leone race to enforce Ebola quarantine

Soldiers clamped down on people trying to travel to Liberia's capital Thursday from rural areas hard-hit by the Ebola virus hours after the president declared a national state of emergency. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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Intermountain boosts ground transport options for patients when helicopters can't fly

Changes in Utah weather occasionally prohibit medical helicopters from flying to the aid of patients in need. A new Intermountain Healthcare ground transport program promises to get patients care... Read more »

Aug. 6, 2014

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Study: Oceans more tainted with man-made mercury

In much of the world's oceans, levels of the metal mercury are double to triple what they were before the industrial revolution, a new study says. Read more »

Aug. 6, 2014

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Deputy VA secretary cites leadership failures, says more will be disciplined

Failed leadership is one reason some veterans hospitals are falling short as others excel, Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said. Read more »

Aug. 6, 2014

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Many still can't use Washington health coverage

Seven months after major glitches in the Washington health exchange were discovered, thousands of state residents still don't have insurance they can use to go to the doctor or fill a prescription. Read more »

Aug. 6, 2014

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How does Ebola virus spread and can it be stopped?

As a deadly Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, health officials are working to calm fears about how the virus, while encouraging those with symptoms to get medical care. Typically, outbreaks... Read more »

Aug. 6, 2014

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Ebola death toll reaches 932; 1,700 cases: WHO

A Nigerian nurse who treated a man with Ebola is now dead and five others are sick with one of the world's most virulent diseases, authorities said Wednesday as the death toll rose to at least 932... Read more »

Aug. 6, 2014

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Thai case casts spotlight on business of surrogacy

For thousands of well-off childless couples, the dream of having a baby is often realized in places like Thailand and India. Ready to help them are young women who become paid surrogates, their... Read more »

Aug. 6, 2014

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Insights from the Behavioral Science Guy: Here's one of the most powerful ways to improve the moral character of our world

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The most powerful way to improve the moral character of our world is not policing but talking. We can help one another stay morally engaged by simply talking more often about the values embedded in... Read more »

Aug. 6, 2014

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Nigeria: 1 new Ebola death, 5 cases confirmed

A Nigerian nurse who treated a man with Ebola is now dead and five others are now sick with one of the world's most virulent diseases after coming into contact with him, the country's health... Read more »

Aug. 6, 2014

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2nd American aid worker with Ebola arrives in US

An American aid worker infected with Ebola arrived Tuesday in Atlanta, joining a second patient being given an experimental treatment that has never before been tested on humans. Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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Cancer breakthroughs at Huntsman

Dr. John Sweetenham discusses the latest breakthroughs in cancer research. Read more »

July 30, 2014

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9 ways marriage isn't the same for men and women

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Marriage is the bringing together of two people and two sets of opinions. Here are nine ways men and women approach it a little differently. Read more »

June 16, 2014

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