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NFL player who killed girlfriend, self likely had CTE

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:23am
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher likely had a devastating brain disease when he shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself two years ago, a doctor says in a new report.
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Think twice about 'the pill'

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:14pm
When it comes to effective birth control options for teens, "the pill" might be considered a reproductive relic.
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Five babies test positive for TB in Texas

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:34am
Five babies in El Paso, Texas, have tested positive for tuberculosis after being exposed to the infectious disease at a local hospital, the city's health department says.
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Lab holds 2,000 brains

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:45am
The University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank provides brain tissues to researchers to study various brain disorders.
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Treating Ebola with HIV drug

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:41am
A doctor in rural Liberia inundated with Ebola patients says he's had good results with a treatment he tried out of sheer desperation: an HIV drug.
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FDA: Stop selling fake Ebola drugs

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:41am
The FDA has warned three companies that are selling products that claim to treat or cure Ebola.
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Harvesting 'bones' in $2.5m coral farm

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 10:37pm
A man-made coral reef in the desert, could change medical operations forever.
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Beer may be good for your brain

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 2:43pm
An element in beer may be good for your brain and other things we learned from medical journals this week.
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Smart toothbrush tracks brushing

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 7:41am
This Bluetooth enabled toothbrush coaches you while you brush and tracks your progress through a smartphone app.
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How your baby's brain develops

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 7:40am
Take a look inside what might be the most complex biological system in the world: the human brain.
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A one-woman Ebola hospital

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 7:14am
22-year-old Fatu Kekula nursed her mother, father and sister through Ebola using trash bags to protect herself.
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Just 2 doctors for 85,000 people

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:29pm
In Bomi County, Liberia, there are two doctors. Not two doctors for Ebola patients but two doctors -- period.
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American Ebola patient released

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:28pm
Dr. Rick Sacra is the third American Ebola patient to fully recover from the deadly virus.
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Farming in the city

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:52am
This urban farm supplies fresh produce to food deserts, but also offers other benefits to individuals and the community.
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Vintage cold and flu ads

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:36am
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Flu shot myths addressed

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:35am
Flu vaccine myths can confuse people trying to decide whether to get a shot. Here are five common myths and, based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the truth.
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Ebola kills more than those infected

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:40am
Ten days ago, Lusa Khanneh took ill, but not with Ebola. On September 19, she was dead because no hospital would take her.
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Schizophrenia is eight disorders

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 5:43pm
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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Early memory lapses may be Alzheimer's sign

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 5:41pm
A new study suggests that people who have a sense that they are forgetting more things may actually be onto something even if it isn't showing up on cognitive tests.
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Hospital costs fall in Obamacare's first year

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 5:19pm
Days ahead of the one-year anniversary of the rollout of HealthCare.gov, the Affordable Care Act's health care exchange website that was originally plagued with numerous technical glitches, the Department of Health and Human Services has released a report highlighting the impact of the law on hospital costs.
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