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WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

DAKAR, Senegal — The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital, Dakar.

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New heart-failure drug works much better than current treatment, study finds

New heart-failure drug works much better than current treatment, study finds

In a huge international study, an experimental drug for heart failure worked significantly better than the current backbone of treatment, paving the way for the biggest therapeutic advance in decades.

August 30, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade — a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent.

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Botulism outbreak killing ducks at refuge

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — An outbreak of botulism has killed thousands of ducks at Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Northern California.

August 29, 2014 5:24 pmLoading…
Reports: Inmate says he heard voices before attack

Reports: Inmate says he heard voices before attack

Attacker wasvawaiting trial in slaying of half-brother.

August 29, 2014 3:13 pm
California mentally ill inmates get special units

California mentally ill inmates get special units

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system de…

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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.

August 28, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
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…

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…
Beyond the bucket: five myths about ALS

Beyond the bucket: five myths about ALS

Disease afflicts 30,000 Americans and kills up to 6,000 people every year.

August 24, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…

New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

The Obama administration announced new measures to allow some companies to opt out of paying for birth control.

August 22, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Three shots that could stop cancer

I had my sons vaccinated against human papillomavirus, the most common sexually transmitted disease.

August 22, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Ice bucket challenge could change nonprofit world

Ice bucket challenge could change nonprofit world

NEW YORK — The ice bucket challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.

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Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

New American research hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles.

August 21, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Lawsuit challenges state limits on pot use for PTSD

Lawsuit challenges state limits on pot use for PTSD

Groups wants limits on how often PTSD patients can use the drug removed.

August 21, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

Major League Baseball Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred participates in the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge outside the organization's headquarters in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Manfred participated with more than 160 other MLB employees to raise more than $16,000 for the ALS Association. (AP…

August 21, 2014 1:35 pmLoading…
Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

In this Aug. 18. 2014 photo, an employee fills in shelves with packages of "ramyeon" instant noodles at a shopping center in Seoul, South Korea. By value, instant noodles were the top-selling manufactured food in South Korea in 2012, the most recent year figures are available, according to S…

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Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

In this Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 photo, a woman holds a plastic bag with a bowl of instant noodles and other snacks on her luggage at a waiting lounge of the south train station in Beijing. China is the world’s largest instant noodle market, according to World Instant Noodles Association, altho…

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