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WHO: Ebola vaccine highly effective in trial

A newly developed vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus is "highly effective" and could help prevent its spread in the current and future outbreaks, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Trials of the single-dose VSV-EBOV vaccine began in March ...

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Anti-vaccine mom charged with kidnapping daughter

On May 13, 2014, South Florida resident Robert Baumann went to pick up his daughter, Lilly, from the home of her mother, Megan Everett. When he got there, Everett and Lilly were nowhere to be found.

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2 dead in N.Y. Legionnaires' disease outbreak

Two people have died in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in New York. Thirty-one cases of the flu-like disease have been reported since mid-July in the South Bronx, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said.

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Study: Americans cutting calories, but still not healthy

After years of bad news about the obesity epidemic, which affects one-third of Americans, things may finally be looking up. In the past 10 years the rates of obesity appear to be leveling off among both children and adults.

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Re-examining policies for sunscreen at Colorado day cares

The story of two Oklahoma boys who got severely sunburned while at day care has gone viral.  It's sparked outrage from parents and caused the KRDO news team to look closer at policies and procedures at day cares in southern Colorado.

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Baltimore boy is 1st to receive double hand transplant

Earlier this month, Zion Harvey, of Baltimore, became the first child to receive a double hand transplant.

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Health care spending expected to grow faster

After years of historically slow growth, health care spending is once again on the rise -- and it's expected to continue to accelerate over the next decade.

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The science of cell phones and brain tumors

The city of Berkeley, California, passed a law that goes into effect next month requiring cell phone stores to inform customers about safety recommendations. The move reopened a decades-old debate about whether mobile phones cause brain tumors.

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Family workouts for bodies, bonding

Busy is the operative word for many modern families. Between school, work and extracurricular demands, every day has family members scattered, doing their own things. Too often, home becomes the place for decompressing in front of a screen -- many ti...

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The leading sources of food poisoning

There are an estimated 76 million cases of food poisoning in the United States every year. A small fraction of these illnesses lead to hospitalization and death, but the vast majority usually just lead to a wretched day on the toilet.

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