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Is Drinking Soda as Harmful as Smoking?

October 31, 2014 8:16 am | Videos | Comments

CNN's Anderson Cooper investigates a new study comparing the effects of drinking soda to smoking.                          

New Advice for Dialysis Patients; Diet and Kidney Problems

October 31, 2014 8:10 am | Videos | Comments

Dialysis patients need to choose their heart medicine carefully, as Canadian researchers say...

Medicare Bought Meds for Dead People

October 31, 2014 7:59 am | by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press | News | Comments

Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare's prescription program kept paying for costly...

Researchers Develop Ebola Disinfectant

October 30, 2014 8:54 am | Videos | Comments

A team of Massachusetts researchers say they have a disinfectant system that kills the Ebola...

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Could Google Pill Detect Cancer?

October 30, 2014 8:47 am | Videos | Comments

Google is developing a pill that would hunt for cancer cells in human bodies.                             

New Diet Advice for Adults with Epilepsy; Stomach Tissue from Stem Cells

October 30, 2014 8:42 am | Videos | Comments

According to researchers in Maryland, adults with epilepsy should consider a low-carb, high-fat diet. Also, doctors have created stomach tissue with stem cells.               

Study: Young People More Likely to Survive Ebola

October 30, 2014 8:18 am | by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Who survives Ebola and why? Health workers treating patients in Sierra Leone, including some who died doing that work, have published the most detailed report yet on medical aspects of the epidemic. The research suggests young people are less likely to perish, fever is the most common symptom when victims first seek care, and early help is crucial.


Showdown Imminent Over Nurse's Quarantine in Maine

October 30, 2014 8:12 am | by ROBERT F. BUKATY, Associated Press | News | Comments

State police plan to monitor the movements and interactions of a nurse who vowed to defy the state's quarantine for health care workers who treat Ebola patients, but troopers cannot take her into custody without a judge's permission.    

Defense Secretary Hagel Approves 21-Day Ebola Quarantine for Troops

October 29, 2014 2:35 pm | by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer | News | Comments

All American troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa will be placed in supervised isolation for 21 days, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday. He called it a "safety valve" sought by military members' families.  

GlobalData Analyst: Lack of Suitable Resources Limiting Ebola Diagnoses in West Africa

October 29, 2014 10:57 am | News | Comments

Poor logistics and low trained staff numbers are two of the greatest limitations to providing a sufficient molecular diagnostic capacity for Ebola in West Africa, where only 56% of cases are described as confirmed and the remaining cases are probable or suspected, according to an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.

Where's the Czar? Ebola Raises Management Questions

October 29, 2014 9:15 am | by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama's commander in the fight against Ebola was expected to operate below the public radar. But did that mean invisible? Ron Klain has barely been seen, and a week before midterm elections, Obama is pressing to dispel criticism that the government can't manage the Ebola crisis.

Study: Chronic Fatigue Sufferers Have Brain Abnormality

October 29, 2014 9:08 am | Videos | Comments

Stanford researchers say that people with chronic fatigue syndrome have less white matter in their brains. Also, a new risk for prostate cancer patients.                


Nurse: I'll Go to Court if Maine Quarantines Me

October 29, 2014 8:49 am | News | Comments

A nurse who was confined against her will at a New Jersey hospital after returning from West Africa where she treated Ebola patients said Wednesday that she's prepared to go to court if the state of Maine tries to quarantine her.    

Politics of Ebola Tricky for Christie, Cuomo

October 29, 2014 8:33 am | by JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press; JILL COLVIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two ambitious governors — one Republican, one Democrat — known for their no-nonsense, take-charge style in a calamity have set off a furor with their aggressive handling of the Ebola crisis, and how it plays out could shape their political futures.

U.S. Army Troops Isolated After Africa Duty Tour

October 27, 2014 1:21 pm | by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Pentagon says dozens of Army soldiers and their two-star general are being isolated at their base in Vicenza, Italy, as they return after serving in West Africa to help with the Ebola fight.          

Colleagues: US Doctor with Ebola Was Very Careful

October 27, 2014 9:14 am | by BOUBACAR DIALLO, Associated Press | News | Comments

An American doctor who caught Ebola while treating patients in Guinea was a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures, two colleagues said Saturday. Craig Spencer is being treated for Ebola in New York City after coming down with a fever on Thursday, about a week after he returned from Guinea.

Governors Stress Home Quarantine for Ebola Workers

October 27, 2014 9:11 am | by FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

State leaders in New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as the states' governors back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa, while the nation's top infectious-disease expert warns that such restrictions are unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from aiding disease-ravaged countries.


Ebola Patient Nina Pham's Dog Bentley is 'Doing Great'

October 23, 2014 11:08 am | Videos | Comments

The City of Dallas released new video of Bentley, who was quarantined when his owner was diagnosed with Ebola. Officials say he still tests negative.                 

New Cancer Drug Could Be On the Horizon

October 23, 2014 11:01 am | Videos | Comments

Researchers in Chicago say that an experimental cancer drug is showing promise. Also, a new risk for bariatric surgery recipients.                    

Hospital of Ebola Patient Posts Poor ER Benchmarks

October 23, 2014 10:34 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press; MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press | News | Comments

For all the strengths of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, the first U.S.-diagnosed Ebola patient walked through its seemingly weakest link: the emergency room.              

New Study Reveals ADHD Can Be Treated Without Drugs

October 23, 2014 8:39 am | Videos | Comments

Children showing improvements with new "video therapy" treatment.                               

Utility Workers Indicted Over Brain-Eating Amoeba Testing

October 23, 2014 8:34 am | Videos | Comments

The indictment alleges that two Louisiana workers in St. John the Baptist Parish didn't test water samples assigned to them.                       

Red Cross Official: Six Months to Contain Ebola

October 22, 2014 8:54 am | News | Comments

A top Red Cross official said Wednesday that he is confident the Ebola epidemic that has killed thousands of people in West Africa can be contained within four to six months.             

Ebola Airport Checks Expand; Nurses Get Training

October 22, 2014 8:02 am | by CONNIE CASS, Associated Press; ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal government is closing a gap in Ebola screening at airports while states from New York to Texas to California work to get hospitals and nurses ready in case another patient turns up somewhere in the U.S. with the deadly disease.   

Final Tests Show Spanish Woman Free of Ebola

October 21, 2014 2:48 pm | by CIARAN GILES, Associated Press; ALAN CLENDENNING, Associated Press | News | Comments

Conclusive tests show a Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola is cured of the virus, doctors said Tuesday, signaling a huge step forward in her 15-day battle for survival. Four blood tests over the past four days indicated Teresa Romero's system had eliminated the virus, said Dr. Jose Ramon Arribas of Madrid's Carlos III hospital.

Transplant Therapy Helps Paralyzed Man Walk Again

October 21, 2014 8:46 am | Videos | Comments

A man from Bulgaria who was paralyzed below the chest can now walk again, thanks to a transplant of cells from his nose to his spinal cord.                   

CDC Releases Revised Ebola Gear Guidelines

October 21, 2014 8:07 am | by MIKE STOBBE, Associated Press; EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials will be demonstrating the recommended techniques Tuesday at a massive training at New York City's Javits Center, with an expected attendance of thousands.

Opinion: The Failed AbbVie Deal Slammed Markets

October 20, 2014 8:57 am | Videos | Comments

Business World Columnist Holman Jenkins Jr. on what’s behind AbbVie’s decision not to merge with Dublin-based Shire.                       

Study: Thousands of Children Get Incorrect Medication

October 20, 2014 8:46 am | Videos | Comments

Researchers in Ohio say that tens of thousands of children are given the wrong medication or dosing every year. Also, doctors say that women are more likely to develop anxiety and depression after a heart attack.       

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