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Ebola zone: Funerals and ghost towns

At the gravesite in a northern Liberia village, there are no religious or traditional burial rites. No ceremony, no mourning, no family members, and no final goodbyes.

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Train your brain to crave healthy food

It may be possible to rewire your brain so that it wants -- craves, even -- healthier foods. How? By following a healthy diet.

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What they don't tell you about losing weight

At 27 years old, I weighed 486 pounds and decided to have gastric bypass surgery. I know what you might be thinking: "Oh, you took the easy way out." Let me tell you, having weight loss surgery is far from easy.

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Dad defends taking son from hospital, fleeing

The parents who pulled their cancer-stricken son from a British hospital and spurred an international search for the boy have been ordered to appear Monday in a court in Spain, where they were arrested, police said.

Brett and Naghmeh King took…

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5 studies: Coffee good, junk food bad

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body.

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Execs on trial for tainted peanut butter

It was in a bland, windowless third-floor courtroom here that Jeff Almer first locked eyes with the man he holds responsible for his mother's death.

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Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin

The face of heroin abuse in America is changing.

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Ebola

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Senegal confirms first Ebola case

The West African country of Senegal has confirmed its first Ebola case one week after closing its border with Guinea over fears that the deadly outbreak could spread, the Senegalese Press Agency reported Friday.

Senegal is the fifth country in the…

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Health officials issue mosquito-borne disease alert

Four people have been diagnosed with dengue fever in Miami-Dade County so far  this year, health officials said Friday.

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Baclofen pump offers relief for MS patients

Baclofen pump offers relief for MS patients

One patient suffering from MS says muscle-relaxing drugs had too many side effects and the special pump delivers medication right to her spinal cord,

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