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45,000-year-old leg bone offers clues to Stone Age mating

Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:05am
DNA from a 45,000-year-old leg bone is giving scientists a better idea of when modern humans first started mating with Neanderthals.
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This curable disease killed 1.5 million in 2013

Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:55am
A World Health Organization report on tuberculosis shows that 9 million people developed the disease in 2013 and 1.5 million died, making it one of the world's deadliest communicable diseases.
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New requirements for travelers from Ebola-stricken nations

Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:55am
All travelers coming from Ebola-stricken Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone into the United States will be required to monitor their temperatures for 21 days and keep an eye on possible Ebola symptoms, starting on Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.
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Cell transplant allows paralyzed man to walk again, researchers say

Health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:29am
A ground-breaking cell transplant has allowed a paralyzed man to walk again, researchers announced Tuesday.
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New hope for paralysis cure

Health - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:47am
A man paralyzed after his spinal cord was severed is walking again after a transplant using cells from his nasal cavity.
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The 5 biggest breakfast myths

Health - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:38am
The first meal of the day can have a very different meaning for different people.
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Mandy Moore: For Africa, health care that works

Health - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:21am
Mandy Moore says quality health care can be ensured by applying commercial franchising strategies to clinics in Africa.
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That sweet drink may age you

Health - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:03am
Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages may make certain cells in your body age faster, a new study suggests.
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Tests show Spanish nurse's aide free of Ebola

Health - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:07pm
The Spanish nurse's aide who contracted Ebola after treating virus-stricken patients in Madrid is free of the virus, her doctors announced Tuesday after another test on her.
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Study: 3 a month will fly with Ebola

Health - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:18am
Up to three Ebola-infected travelers might board an international flight each month in West Africa, researchers say.
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See King Tut's 'virtual autopsy'

Health - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:32am
King Tutankhamun's golden, mummified remains tell only a partial story of an ancient Egyptian boy king who died under mysterious circumstances.
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Why should it cost money to donate an organ?

Health - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:12am
Sigrid Fry-Revere says the National Organ Transplant Act has caused more Americans to die waiting for an organ than died in both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq
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6 health benefits of pumpkins

Health - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:09am
When you think about pumpkins, what comes to mind? Jack-o'-lanterns? Pumpkin pie? Charlie Brown? Pumpkin spice lattes?
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Egg-freezing a better deal for companies

Health - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:04am
Rene Almeling, Joanna Radin and Sarah S. Richardson say Apple and Facebook offering coverage for their female employees to freeze their eggs sidesteps the issue of long hours and work-life balance.
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Government prosecutes alleged scientific fraud on AIDS research

Health - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:39pm
If government prosecutors are right, a former top researcher at Iowa State University is guilty of brazen scientific fraud-actions which a criminal complaint says have cost taxpayers nearly $15 million.
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5 healthy Halloween treats

Health - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:36am
We love Halloween season. Sweets. Sweaters. Sipping hot cider (maybe spiked). Halloween can certainly get you in the spirit, and nothing warms our hearts like these healthy Halloween treats that help you stay energized instead of stuck in a sugar coma.
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50 pounds lost for 50th reunion

Health - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:14am
In January, Carol Highsmith, 68, began a journey of threes. She had three milestones of 50 that she planned to reach by following three simple rules:
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Ebola: An epic, epidemic overreaction

Health - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:13am
If we really need something to worry about, worry about getting a flu shot -- not Ebola. And yet, the disproportionate hysteria over Ebola multiplies contagiously.
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Are pets exposed to Ebola a threat?

Health - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:06am
Do dogs exposed to Ebola pose a health risk to humans? Biologist and TV host Dan Riskin explains.
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San Diego State student with meningitis dies

Health - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:00am
An 18-year-old San Diego State University student diagnosed with meningitis died Friday, leaving university officials scrambling to notify up to 400 people with whom she may have come in contact.
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