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Famous giant panda fakes pregnancy, gets nice things

Pandas with phantom pregnancies sometimes notice the nicer set-up that comes with initial signs of pregnancy.

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Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state’s prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, …

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UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000 (copy)

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000 (copy)

Experimental prevention vaccine is ready for testing on humans next week.

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Like Pigpen, our bodies and homes teem with germs

Like Pigpen, our bodies and homes teem with germs

WASHINGTON — Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it’s covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, new research shows, you’ll rapidly transfer your unique microbial fingerprint to the doorknobs, countertops and floors in your new house, too.

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US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week (copy)

US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week (copy)

WASHINGTON — Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.

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CDC worker flown to US over Ebola concerns

ATLANTA — A CDC staff member who worked in close proximity to someone infected by the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has been flown by charter jet back home to Atlanta to monitor potential symptoms, officials said Thursday.

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Study: Taste of alcohol for kids unwise

Study: Taste of alcohol for kids unwise

PITTSBURGH—A parent enjoying an alcoholic drink might find his or her young child curious about what’s in that bottle or glass.

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Doctors' orders: students need a later start time

Doctors' orders: students need a later start time

Sleep deprivation for adolescents is a public health issue we can fix.

August 27, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…
‘Fattitude’: Documentary aims to promote body acceptance

‘Fattitude’: Documentary aims to promote body acceptance

Lindsey Averill spent most of her life thinking things would be better if she could just get skinnier.

August 27, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Cold cash just keeps washing in from ALS challenge

In the couple of hours it took an official from the ALS Association to return a reporter’s call for comment, the group’s ubiquitous “ice bucket challenge” had brought in a few million more dollars.

August 27, 2014 2:49 pmLoading…

US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse.

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Despite health-care overhaul, insurers still being selective

Despite health-care overhaul, insurers still being selective

Three ways they can discourage sickest people from enrolling for coverage.

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Study: 'Sleep drunkenness' may affect more than 1 in 7

Ever heard of “sleep drunkenness”? If you’ve ever tried to reach for your phone when your alarm clock rings or been so disoriented when you wake up that you don’t know where you are, you may have experienced what’s known formally as “confusional arousal.”

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Keep Labor Day healthy with chicken paillards

And the clincher: a peach and arugula salad.

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Is narcissism a personality trait or mental disorder?

I would like to dedicate this article about narcissism to me.

August 26, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Boulder won't use cages as anti-pot message to teens

Boulder won't use cages as anti-pot message to teens

BOULDER, Colo. — A provocative anti-marijuana campaign aimed at Colorado youths has angered marijuana activists for its tag line, “Don’t Be a Lab Rat.”

August 26, 2014 3:24 pmLoading…
IG: Delays at Phoenix VA didn't cause deaths

IG: Delays at Phoenix VA didn't cause deaths

WASHINGTON — Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix.

August 26, 2014 3:02 pmLoading…

Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs

CHICAGO — “Do-it-yourself” blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found.

August 26, 2014 1:19 pmLoading…
Ebola has the 'upper hand,' says CDC director

Ebola has the 'upper hand,' says CDC director

MONROVIA, Liberia — Ebola still has the “upper hand” in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to the hardest-hit countries.

August 26, 2014 12:32 pmLoading…

Banishing the blues with healthy blueberry muffins

Imported and frozen blueberries make it easy to enjoy them all the time.

August 25, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

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