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Globe Trot: Soldiers called out in West Africa’s battle with Ebola

By Mindy Belz
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International | SIERRA LEONE has called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims, as the World Health Organization reports 57 new deaths in 4 days and dispatches 50 new health…

The cancer war America is losing

By Lynde Langdon
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Health | The ribbon-wearing, race-running war to prevent cancer is working little-by-little for almost every major kind of cancer except skin cancer. This week, the…

Will drug-resistant malaria be the next global health threat?

By Julie Borg
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Health | Drug-resistant malaria infections are now widespread in Southeast Asia and pose a global health risk, according to a study just published in the New England

Americans remain in ‘grave condition’ as worsening Ebola prompts evacuations

By Andrew Branch
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Africa | The deadliest Ebola outbreak in recorded history has left more than 700 dead in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Thursday, a day…

Christian aid workers stricken with Ebola in Liberia

By Andrew Branch
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Africa | A Liberian doctor has died and two American aid workers are ill as West Africa’s Ebola outbreak worsens.  Dr. Samuel Brisbane, a top Liberian health…

L.A. charter schools save students from sex, drugs, and gangs

By Kiley Crossland
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Education | Students who attend more rigorous high schools engage in healthier behaviors than their peers, according to a study released this week. The study, published…

An old disease on a scary new rampage in West Africa

By Steve Jordahl
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Health | An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is attacking Western Africa in a way health workers have never seen. “It is serious because it’s the first time that…

Midday Roundup: Smoker’s widow gets billions in damages

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Sending a message. A Pensacola, Fla., jury awarded $23.6 billion late Friday to the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer. The verdict against…

Expanding the non-smoking section to cars, for kids’ sake

Expanding the non-smoking section to cars, for kids’ sake

By Lynde Langdon
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Health | After five minutes, a single cigarette burning in a car generates a higher concentration of smoke than can be found many bar rooms, and that’s no…

Midday Roundup: Migrants blame U.S. policy for border surge

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Immigration misinformation. Unchecked violence in Central America is not the chief cause of the surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the border, according…

Midday Roundup: Double lightning deaths scare tourists in the Rockies

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Deadly storms. Visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado are hiking with caution after lighting strikes killed two people on Friday and Saturday. A…

Healthy baby born 23 weeks after mother’s death

By Courtney Crandell
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Health | A baby born last week in Alaska is disproving claims that a mother declared brain dead early in her pregnancy cannot carry a child to full term. Faith was…

 
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