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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 »

Published 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 »

Published 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 »

Published Aug. 7, 2014

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New 'trashy' reality TV show focuses on recyclers

"Human Resources," which debuts Friday on the Pivot network, will focus not on hard-partying beachgoers but on a socially conscious recycling company. The "reality docu-drama" chronicles what it is... Read more »

Published 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 »

Published 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 »

Published 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 »

Published 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 »

Published 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 »

Published Aug. 7, 2014

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Back-to-school shopping a chance to teach financial tips to kids

Ready or not, Labor Day is a few weeks away, which means so is another school year. Read more »

Published 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 »

Published 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 »

Published 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 »

Published Aug. 6, 2014

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While 'Avatar' waits, James Cameron dives into an abyss

It's now been five years since Cameron's last feature film (a little independent movie called "Avatar"), and in that time, the priorities of the most bankable director in Hollywood have sometimes... Read more »

Published 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 »

Published Aug. 6, 2014

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Pandora cuts first-ever direct deal with artists

Internet radio leader Pandora has come to its first-ever direct licensing deal with artists, a wide-ranging agreement with independent label group Merlin that both said would mean higher payments... Read more »

Published 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 »

Published 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 »

Published Aug. 6, 2014

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Steven Soderbergh, Clive Owen team for a 1900-era medical drama

No rubber gloves. No high-tech instruments. No medical-malpractice lawyers. Read more »

Published 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 »

Published 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 »

Published Aug. 5, 2014

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New York doctor: 'Odds are' patient doesn't have Ebola

A man who visited West Africa last month and is at a New York City hospital being tested for possible Ebola likely doesn't have it. Read more »

Published Aug. 4, 2014

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Study: Wide hospital quality gap on maternity care

Where a woman delivers her baby can make a major difference to her own health — a quality gap that remains largely hidden from mothers-to-be. Read more »

Published Aug. 4, 2014

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Feds watch airline passengers for Ebola symptoms

Federal agents at U.S. airports are watching travelers from Africa for flu-like symptoms that could be tied to the recent Ebola outbreak, as delegations from some 50 countries arrive in the... Read more »

Published Aug. 4, 2014

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