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Why I became a human guinea pig

Health - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 17:06
Earlier this week, Brian Shepherd sat down in a small doctor's office in Bethesda, Maryland. A technician swabbed his arm and gave him a quick jab with a needle.
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8 killed in Guinea town over Ebola fears

Health - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:18
They were traveling to raise awareness about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Instead, it seems, they encountered violence.
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Sleep longer, dream weirder

Health - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:23
Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health -they look at artificial sweeteners, our expanding waistlines, teen drug use, the intensity of dreams, and a new way to detect depression.
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Migraines linked to Parkinson's

Health - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:20
People who suffer from migraines with aura during middle age have double the risk of developing Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders later in life than those who do not, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology.
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'Sumo wrestler' to distance runner

Health - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:20
When Yusuke Kirimoto visited his relatives in Japan, they would jokingly say, "the sumo wrestler is back." Their comments prompted him to change his lifestyle -- and lose 102 pounds.
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7 ways to boost your happiness

Health - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:52
Happiness isn't just an emotional state. Science shows people who are happy live longer and healthier lives.
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Violently ill, yet pregnant again

Health - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:50
Hyperemesis gravidarum causes extreme sickness during pregnancy. Read about one mother's journey.
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President takes on superbugs

Health - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:03
The rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria could lead to a future full of untreatable infections, experts have warned us for years.
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Enterovirus D68 in 19 states, Canada

Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:06
Enterovirus D68 is likely coming -- if it hasn't already -- to a state near you.
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It's time to get your flu shot!

Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:23
Flu season is about to begin, the CDC says. And health officials have a few updates to their recommendations.
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Helping kids kick the pain and fear out of cancer

Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 15:42
For 12 years, Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg worked at a camp for children battling cancer.
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Tool helps them see neurons

Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:52
A Harvard chemist has received the Blavatnik Award for his work on technology to study neurodegenerative diseases.
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Live to 100: Laugh more

Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 08:46
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how laughing more can help us live to 100.
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How Catholic health plans deal with birth control

Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 07:52
Catholic health plans have for years been arranging for outside firms to provide contraceptive coverage to their enrollees.
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The bitter truth about sugar

Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 07:18
Kristie Lu Stout speaks to author Robert Lustig about the dangers of added sugar in processed foods
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Ebola blood sold on black market

Health - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 07:12
As hospitals struggle to keep up, desperate patients are turning to the black market to buy blood from Ebola survivors, the World Health Organization warns.
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U.S. pledges troops to fight Ebola

Health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:45
President Obama announces new steps to combat the growing epidemic, including sending 3,000 U.S. troops to West Africa.
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Schizophrenia is eight disorders

Health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:21
What we know -- and psychiatrists have diagnosed for decades -- as schizophrenia may really be eight separate diseases, research published in The American Journal of Psychiatry suggests.
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Hallucinogens to treat depression?

Health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:20
Psychedelic drugs are being researched as a potential treatment for conditions ranging from anxiety to tobacco and alcohol addiction.
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Enterovirus D68 in 12 states

Health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:19
Alabama has joined the growing list of states with confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68.
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