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New York City Health Officials Confirm First Ebola Case

New York City Health Officials Confirm First Ebola Case

Dr. Craig Spencer worked with Doctors Without Borders, had just returned from Guinea in West Africa

New York City Health Officials Confirm First Ebola Case

Dr. Craig Spencer worked with Doctors Without Borders, had just returned from Guinea in West Africa

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New York City Health Officials Confirm First Ebola Case

New York City Health Officials Confirm First Ebola Case

Dr. Craig Spencer worked with Doctors Without Borders, had just returned from Guinea in West Africa

Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed

Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by Dec. 15

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Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed

Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed

Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by Dec. 15

All People Returning From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Be Tracked

Travelers will have to take own temperatures, report to local health departments for 21-day incubation period

Teens Who Dine With Their Families May Be Slimmer Adults

Study found eating meals together once or twice a week was tied to lower risk of becoming overweight

Beware Claims That Activated Charcoal Can Cure Gut Troubles

Doctors say one man developed colitis after detox treatment, though cause is unclear

Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones

People with the obstructions were at higher odds for breaks and fractures, researchers say

Multiple Drug Use Raises Infection Risk for 'Swinging' Couples

Researchers cite need for safe sex practices

Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later

Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds

Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict Progression in the Other

Study focuses on macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans

'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder

Reliving the death of a loved one can help survivors, researchers say

Gene Scan Helps Diagnose Mystery Disorders in Children

Using DNA from parents and child, test hones in on disease-causing mutations

Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters

Small tubes reduce needle sticks, but can increase infection risk if left too long

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds

But cesarean rates vary widely across the country

As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study

Occasional use might not have impact, but heavy users had lower test scores, researchers found

Teen Conflicts Spill Over to Other Areas of Their Lives

Home troubles affect school life, school issues affect home, researchers report

Where Ebola Battles Are Won

Four special U.S. medical centers are first-line treatment choices, but many local hospitals up to the challenge, experts say

Discussing Ebola: Children Feel Safe, Calm When Adults Do, Too

Be prepared with appropriate answers for the inevitable questions, experts say

Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risk of Severe Headaches, Scientists Report

But experts find the study too small, problem too rare to be of concern

U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care

Survey conducted prior to implementation of Affordable Care Act, however