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They're Out: Peace Corps Pulls Volunteers Over Ebola

The Peace Corps said it was temporarily removing its 340 volunteers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the hardest-hit West African countries.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:36:48 GMT
Not Just Ebola: What Other Diseases Could Threaten Americans?

A possible Ebola scare briefly closed a Charlotte area emergency room, but health workers have a long list of infections to watch for.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:13:11 GMT
Chikungunya Cases Rise in New York Area

Cases of chikungunya virus spiked higher in New York and New Jersey in the past week, according to new federal data.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:17:21 GMT
Ebola Scare Briefly Closes Charlotte ER

A possible Ebola scare briefly closed a Charlotte area emergency room -- an incident that may be repeated across the country as Ebola fears heighten.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:10:56 GMT
On Alert: Ebola Outbreak Is 'Threat' to Britain

Britain's foreign secretary chaired an emergency meeting of officials on Wednesday to look at what precautions were needed.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:55:53 GMT
What the SPF?! Debunking Three Myths About Your Tan

Dr. Nancy debunks three myths surrounding sunscreen.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:28:11 GMT
Mom Battled Cancer While Baby Waited For a New Heart

Riki Graves and her infant daughter Juliana fought dual medical battles and won.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:49:42 GMT
The 'Fattest' Meal of 2014 Is...

If you're watching your waistline, avoid ordering anything with "monster," "bottomless" or "big" in its name.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:47:17 GMT
Plastic Doc's 'Muffin Top' Ad Gets Graffiti Makeover

A billboard advertising a plastic surgeons services got its own facelift after it was vandalized by someone hitting back at its message.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:03:49 GMT
American Stranded by Ebola Crisis Dies in Liberia

The 24-year-old Maryland man, who has tested negative for Ebola, is not being allowed to leave the West African country for medical treatment.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:02:35 GMT
Ebola Crisis Strands Comatose American in Liberia

The 24-year-old Maryland man, who has tested negative for Ebola, is not being allowed to leave the West African country for medical treatment.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:02:35 GMT
Flicker of Hope: Early Treatment May Save Patients With Ebola

Early treatment with something as basic as saline solution may be saving the lives of a few lucky people with Ebola virus, doctors say.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:38:01 GMT
Fighting for Her Life: U.S. Ebola Victim's Son Speaks

The son of a North Carolina missionary who is fighting the Ebola virus in Liberia during the worst outbreak in history said she continues to improve in her battle against the deadly disease.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:34:00 GMT
'She's Fighting Through It': U.S. Ebola Victim's Son Speaks

The son of a North Carolina missionary who is fighting the Ebola virus in Liberia during the worst outbreak in history said she continues to improve in her battle against the deadly disease.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:34:00 GMT
Fight Against Ebola Is Thin on the Ground

Aid workers fighting the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa are few in number, and their supplies are spread desperately thin.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:05:43 GMT
Deadly Skin Cancer Cases Jump 200 Percent Since 1973

The U.S. Surgeon General warns that skin cancer is a "major public health problem" and is urging Americans to take immediate preventive measures.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:02:40 GMT
Surgeon General: Skin Cancer Is a 'Major Public Health Problem'

There has been an alarming 200 percent spike in melanoma cases since 1973, many of them among teens and young adults.






Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:58:08 GMT
Fruits and Veggies: All You Need is Five

If all you want to do is lower your risk of dying soon, just eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, researchers say.






Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:00:55 GMT
Soda Loses Fizz: Two-Thirds Avoid Pop

The bubble has burst for soft drinks, with two-thirds of Americans saying they're actively avoiding drinking the beverage.






Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:39:58 GMT
Why Don't We Have an Ebola Vaccine Yet?

Ebola may be making headlines, but it's not a big potential source of money for drug companies.






Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:21:35 GMT
7 Things You're Doing Wrong to Avoid Skin Cancer

Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is on the rise. So the U.S. Surgeon General has released a Call to Action to help prevent the disease.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:19:39 GMT
Experimental Malaria Vaccine Protects Babies

An experimental malaria vaccine being developed by one of the worlds biggest drug companies has protected small babies for as long as 18 months.






Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:44:09 GMT
'Lost a Best Friend': American Dies in Ebola Outbreak

Patrick Sawyer, 40, collapsed July 20 in Lagos after falling noticeably ill. His wife, from Coon Rapids, Minnesota, believes his sister infected him.






Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:10:13 GMT
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