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Dallas Ebola patient might have infected others, including children

By Lynde Langdon
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Ebola Virus | Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other health officials said at a press conference this afternoon that a handful of school-aged children had contact with a man…

First Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S.

By Leigh Jones
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Ebola Virus | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced late this afternoon it has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the United States. The unidentified…

National pediatrics group urges birth control for teens

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Health | The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s most influential pediatricians group, wants teen girls to get IUDs or hormonal implants to keep them…

Midday Roundup: Secret Service admits bungling White House intrusion

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Not-so-secret grilling. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson faced some tough questions from Congress this morning after the media discovered the intruder…

Colorado group gives free marijuana to vets

By Kiley Crossland
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Health | A Denver-based non-profit gave hundreds of veterans free marijuana last weekend. The organization, called Operation Grow4Vets, hosted the event as part of its…

Doctors may soon use a blood test to diagnose depression

Doctors may soon use a blood test to diagnose depression

By Julie Borg
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Health | Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago have developed a blood test that not only diagnoses clinical depression, but also shows that changing…

Ebola cases on the rise as Guinean villagers attack, kill aid team

By Andrew Branch
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Ebola Virus | More than 700 new Ebola cases have surfaced in the last week alone—a rate increase of 40 percent from the beginning of September—as violence and death due…

Researchers rekindle vaccine-autism debate

By Daniel James Devine
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Autism | New study claims to show a link between widespread use of fetal cell vaccines and an upsurge in autism

Could fishing be the next miracle drug?

By Caroline Leal
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Health | Come on, take down your fishin’ pole and meet me at The Fishin’ Hole, I can’t think of a better way to pass the time o’ day. The lyrics to the song that…

Oversexed education

Oversexed education

By Mary Jackson
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Lifestyle | Parental reaction spurs school district to pull controversial health text—at least for now

Going viral?

By Mary Jackson
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Medicine | Ebola so far hasn’t hit tiny Guinea-Bissau, but the disease could spread there like wildfire

Midday Roundup: U.S. troops headed to Ebola front line

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Boots on the ground. President Barack Obama this morning outlined his plan to send U.S. personnel and resources to fight Ebola in West Africa. The U.S. will…

 
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