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He lost 100 pounds with a plant-based diet

Having to ask for a seat belt extender on a flight was one of Benji Kurtz's biggest life humiliations.

American doctor in Liberia gets Ebola

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Second American infected with Ebola

A second American aid worker in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, according to the Christian humanitarian group she works for.

Nancy Writebol is employed by Serving in Mission, or SIM, in Liberia and was helping the joint SIM/Samaritan's Purse te...

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Ebola virus reaches Lagos, Nigeria

A Liberian man who was hospitalized in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, with the Ebola virus has died, Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said.

"The patient was subjected to thorough medical tests ... which confirmed he had the Ebola virus," Chuk...

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This won't be the AIDS-free generation

He was just 18 years old when he got the news. It was the summer before his senior year in high school. Bryan Seth Johnson was diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus, better known as HIV.

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5 studies you may have missed

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation -- so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.

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CDC lab resumes shipping of TB samples

A lab crucial to diagnosing cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reopened, according to the CDC.

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Man claims his penis was mistakenly amputated

An Alabama man has filed a lawsuit accusing doctors of mistakenly amputating his penis during a routine circumcision.

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Ebola outbreak: Time to test vaccines?

Ebola virus disease is sweeping across West Africa in the largest outbreak of the virus to date.

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McDonald's stands by rotten meat supplier

McDonald's is standing by a troubled supplier, even after allegations the company processed tainted and expired meat in China.

Chinese authorities this week suspended operations at a Shanghai Husi food plant, a subsidiary of Illinois-based OSI Group. ...

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A check is in the mail for 6.8 million people

More than 6.8 million Americans will get a refund from their health insurer this summer.

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