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Dad defends taking son from hospital, fleeing

The parents who pulled their cancer-stricken son from a British hospital and spurred an international search for the boy have been ordered to appear Monday in a court in Spain, where they were arrested, police said.

Brett and Naghmeh King took their ...

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5 studies: Coffee good, junk food bad

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body.

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Execs on trial for tainted peanut butter

It was in a bland, windowless third-floor courtroom here that Jeff Almer first locked eyes with the man he holds responsible for his mother's death.

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Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin

The face of heroin abuse in America is changing.

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Centers for Disease Control

Senegal confirms first Ebola case

The West African country of Senegal has confirmed its first Ebola case one week after closing its border with Guinea over fears that the deadly outbreak could spread, the Senegalese Press Agency reported Friday.

Senegal is the fifth country in the reg...

Local massage therapists defend industry after parlor arrests

The public should realize a clear distinction exists between massage parlors and licensed massage therapists who provide professional medical care, a therapist said Thursday.

Doctors Without Borders, Liberia, Ebola outbreak

From MSF

Ebola cases accelerating, officials say

The Ebola outbreak "continues to accelerate" in West Africa and has killed 1,552 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

The total number of cases stands at 3,069, with 40% occurring in the past three weeks. "However, most cases are conc...

Working with Ebola virus

REUTERS/Edward Echwalu

Experimental Ebola vaccine trial starts soon

A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin next week at the National Institutes of Health, amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly outbreak in West Africa.

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Why ab workouts are a waste of time

You've been trying forever to get that elusive six-pack: the holy grail of fitness goals. None of the gizmos and doodads advertised online or on TV have worked, so you figure it's time to sign up for that 30-minute abs class at the gym.

Students in classroom

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Doctors: School start times unhealthy for students

If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.

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