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Has Sierra Leone shutdown slowed Ebola's spread?

Has Sierra Leone shutdown slowed Ebola's spread?

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Life is returning to normal in the capital of Sierra Leone after an unprecedented three-day lockdown during whic…

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Breakfast: Overrated? No! Underrated; winning the battle of the biome

Breakfast: Overrated? No! Underrated; winning the battle of the biome

Dr. Oz answers readers' questions in this weekly Q&A.

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Gnaw on this: Advice for keeping teeth healthy

Gnaw on this: Advice for keeping teeth healthy

Here are some tips to improve your dental care.

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AP PHOTOS: Pole dancing being used for fitness

AP PHOTOS: Pole dancing being used for fitness

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Poles have long been a staple of smoky strip clubs, but the women scaling and swinging from them in Las Vegas earlier this mo…

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Sierra Leone concludes nationwide Ebola lockdown

Sierra Leone concludes nationwide Ebola lockdown

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone's capital on Sunday as t…

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Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury de…

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Spain repatriates priest with Ebola from Africa

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government is preparing to repatriate a priest who has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus after working in Sierra Leone.

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700 babies maybe exposed to TB at Texas hospital

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee rec…

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700 babies maybe exposed to TB at Texas hospital

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee rec…

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For victims, settlement marks a step in recovery

For victims, settlement marks a step in recovery

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maria Lennon said she felt some relief when she heard the news Friday afternoon: A judge had finalized a $190 million settlem…

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Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged We…

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Sierra Leone concludes nationwide Ebola lockdown

Sierra Leone concludes nationwide Ebola lockdown

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone's capital on Sunday as t…

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Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury de…

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Spain repatriates priest with Ebola from Africa

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government is preparing to repatriate a priest who has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus after working in Sierra Leone.

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Syphilis cases rise sharply in Pima County

Syphilis cases rise sharply in Pima County

Syphilis cases in Pima County have sharply risen this year, and in response, local health officials are offering free confidential testing thr…

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700 babies maybe exposed to TB at Texas hospital

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee rec…

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700 babies maybe exposed to TB at Texas hospital

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee rec…

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For victims, settlement marks a step in recovery

For victims, settlement marks a step in recovery

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maria Lennon said she felt some relief when she heard the news Friday afternoon: A judge had finalized a $190 million settlem…

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Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged We…

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FDA revises food safety rules due next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained th…

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US troops heading into Africa soon for Ebola fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities and form trainin…

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CDC: Severe respiratory illness now in 22 states

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say 22 states now have confirmed cases of an unusual respiratory illness in children.

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Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West Af…

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Malta rejects ship with suspected Ebola case

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta has refused entry to a cargo ship with a Filippino on board who was showing symptoms of Ebola, citing fears the v…

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French medic getting experimental Ebola treatment

PARIS (AP) — Authorities say a French volunteer nurse infected with the Ebola virus is receiving experimental drugs.

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Options for protection come with flu season

Options for protection come with flu season

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some differen…

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Ig Nobel winners used pork to stop nosebleeds

Ig Nobel winners used pork to stop nosebleeds

Annual awards honor sometimes inane, yet often surprisingly practical, scientific discoveries.

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Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — In a desperate bid to slow West Africa's accelerating Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone ordered its 6 million people …

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FDA approves Eli Lilly's injectable diabetes drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new injectable diabetes drug from Eli Lilly and Co. for adults with the most…

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CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine

CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some differen…

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White House orders plan for antibiotic resistance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Signaling the seriousness of the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the …

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Health law enrollment now 7.3M

Health law enrollment now 7.3M

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says 7.3 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance under the health car…

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Dance workout puts moves on women's self-esteem

Dance workout puts moves on women's self-esteem

NEW YORK (AP) — When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration struck.

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Dance workout puts moves on women's self-esteem

Dance workout puts moves on women's self-esteem

NEW YORK (AP) — When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration struck.

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First lady visits St. Jude Hospital in Memphis

First lady visits St. Jude Hospital in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama visited with young patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis on Wednesday, …

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Doctors expect Nebraska Ebola patient to recover

Doctors expect Nebraska Ebola patient to recover

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American aid worker infected with Ebola who's being treated in Nebraska is now expected to make a full recovery, his doc…

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Experts skeptical of testosterone drug benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health experts say there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs are effective for treating common signs…

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Experts skeptical of testosterone drug benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health experts say there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs are effective for treating common signs…

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NYC praised as most vegan-friendly in US

NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan's skyline never looked so appetizing.

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US scientist: Ebola unlikely to become airborne

US scientist: Ebola unlikely to become airborne

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's incredibly unlikely that Ebola would mutate to spread through the air, and the best way to make sure it doesn't is to s…

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Liberia president praises US for Ebola help pledge

Liberia president praises US for Ebola help pledge

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — People critically ill with Ebola languishing in an ambulance for hours as paramedics seek a place for them. Treatment…

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Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles.

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Study: Americans endure unwanted care near death

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medic…

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Anthem, hospitals join to offer new insurance plan

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Insurer Anthem Blue Cross is joining with several prominent Southern California hospitals to offer a new type of health cov…

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Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes

Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes

NEW YORK (AP) — Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, sugg…

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1st UK volunteer gets experimental Ebola vaccine

LONDON (AP) — British scientists say a former nurse has become the first person in the country to receive an experimental Ebola vaccine in an …

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Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says

Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in …

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Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid

Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up t…

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Australia promises $6.4 million to fight Ebola

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia announced on Wednesday it will immediately provide an additional 7 million Australian dollars ($6.4 milli…

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Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and…

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Doctor pleads guilty to cancer treatment fraud

Doctor pleads guilty to cancer treatment fraud

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area cancer doctor accused of putting people through unnecessary treatments and then billing insurers for millions of…

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King Richard III died painfully on battlefield

King Richard III died painfully on battlefield

LONDON (AP) — England's King Richard III might well have lost his kingdom for a horse.

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Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov, the health insurance website serving more than 5 million Americans, has significant security flaws that put …

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Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or bri…

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Severe respiratory illness confirmed in 12 states

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say 12 states now have respiratory illnesses caused by an uncommon virus — enterovirus 68.

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CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

CHICAGO (AP) — The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed …

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UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, war…

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Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn't have the death penalty. Confused? Au…

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Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa

Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled …

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A look at US response to Ebola crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at some of the initiatives President Barack Obama is announcing to ramp up the U.S. response to West Africa's Ebola crisis:

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