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Researchers retract diet pill study

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:00pm
Dr. Mehmet Oz has been under fire recently for promoting weight loss products on TV's "The Dr. Oz Show" that aren't backed by a lot of scientific evidence. Now a study supporting one of those products, diet pills made with green coffee bean extract, has been withdrawn by its lead researchers.
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Doctors Without Borders physician tested for Ebola in NY

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:52pm
A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned from West Africa was taken to a New York hospital for isolation and testing for the Ebola virus, a law enforcement official briefed on the matter told CNN.
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Living life from a hospital room

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:36am
A 17-year-old girl living with cystic fibrosis makes the hospital her happy place. "Every breath I take is a miracle," she says.
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The next medicinal marijuana?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:31am
Ayahuasca is a psychedelic drink that's attracting more and more tourists to the remote corners of the Amazon. But is it a drug, or is it medicine?
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Are obese dummies the key to preventing road deaths?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:28am
To accommodate the increasing numbers of overweight drivers, car safety experts are developing an obese dummy.
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45,000-year-old leg bone offers clues to Stone Age mating

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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6 ways to straighten out smartphone slump with yoga

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:02am
As you cradle your smartphone or lean into your laptop to read this, what's your posture like? Even if you aren't doing it right now, how much of your day is spent with your neck lurched forward, shoulders slumped and chest collapsed? All that time in "smartphone slump" not only makes you look and feel stressed, it can cause persistent pain.
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This curable disease killed 1.5 million in 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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?

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

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

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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