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Ebola: Nurse to leave isolation

Obama expresses cautious optimism. An infected nurse shows signs of improvement. And a military response team begins training.

With multiple developments underway, here's the latest on the Ebola outbreak:

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Maker of Camel cigarettes bans smoking in its offices

Joe Camel isn't going to be able to smoke at his desk any longer. Reynolds American, the nation's No. 2 tobacco company, will no longer let its employees smoke in most places at work starting next year.

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JMH opens clinic for patients opposed to blood transfusions

A Miami hospital is opening a clinic for patients opposed to receiving blood transfusions.

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Cell transplant sees paralyzed man walk again

A ground-breaking cell transplant has allowed a paralyzed man to walk again, researchers announced Tuesday.

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What is Jewish about breast cancer?

In the regular population only 1 in 345 people carry that breast cancer gene mutation, but in Ashkenazi Jewish families 1 in 40 carry BRCA, a genetic mutation that increases the risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

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Researchers find gene that may raise risk for breast cancer

Men with a faulty PALB2 gene also have an eight times greater risk for breast cancer than the general population.

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Obama calls, thanks Dallas hospital workers

President Barack Obama on Wednesday thanked health care workers at the hospital in Dallas where a patient died of Ebola and two nurses became infected with the virus earlier this month.

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Day one for Ebola czar

The seasoned Democratic operative President Barack Obama tapped last week to head his administration's Ebola fight got to work on Wednesday, though Ron Klain's new job is expected to unfold out of public sight.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This curable disease killed 1.5 million

Thousands have died in the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and much of the global conversation has centered on the lack of an approved medication to treat the deadly disease. Yet in 2013, 1.5 million people died from another infectious…

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Breast cancer awareness: Family's fight with insurance

Chemotherapy was flowing through Olga Bandiera's veins when she said she was more worried about her sons than about breast cancer. 

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