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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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3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using wiggle room to discourage the sickest — and costliest — patients from enrolling.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

GENEVA — Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday.

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Banishing the blues with healthy blueberry muffins

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

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Fewer narcotic-overdose deaths where pot is legal

States that allow medical marijuana have 25 percent fewer prescription overdose deaths.

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VA says no proof delays in care caused vets to die

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a troubled health care system in which veterans waited months for appointments while …

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As kids get fatter, fewer parents can tell their children are obese

Researchers have identified a new culprit in the epidemic of childhood obesity: parents who can’t even tell that their pudgy kids are overweight.

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Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Monday. Separately, Canada said it has yet to send out an untested vaccine that the government is donating.

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Japan ready to offer flu drug for Ebola treatment

TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Monday it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as a possible treatment for the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak.

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Strong California quake shakes wine country

Strong California quake shakes wine country

NAPA, Calif. — The San Francisco Bay Area’s strongest earthquake in 25 years struck the heart of California’s wine country early Sunday, igniting gas-fed fires, damaging some of the region’s famed wineries and historic buildings, and sending more than 120 people to hospitals.

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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.

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Oklahoma medical marijuana petition falls short

OKLAHOMA CITY — An effort to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma has fallen short of the number of signatures needed to put the issue on a ballot, but the initiative petition's organizer vowed Thursday to circulate a new ballot measure next year.

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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.

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Three shots that could stop cancer

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

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