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A virus more deadly than Ebola

By John Piper
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Poetry | Donald Trump has sent in recent days a series of panicky tweets. July 31: “Ebola patient will be brought to the U.S. in a few days … KEEP THEM OUT OF

Missionary doctor arrives in Atlanta for Ebola treatment

By Leigh Jones
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Health | Dr. Kent Brantly, one of the American missionaries infected with Ebola while working in Liberia, arrived in Atlanta on Saturday afternoon. The private medical…

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…

Midday Roundup: American missionary with Ebola in ‘grave condition’

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Terrifying. A Texas doctor communicating with a medical missionary in Liberia via email told The Associated Press his friend is in “grave condition”and is…

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…

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