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American Ebola victims returning to the U.S. for treatment

By Andrew Branch
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Health | UPDATE (4:20 p.m. EDT): A doctor at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta announced at a press conference this afternoon that both American missionaries…

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…

 
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