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Democratic Republic of Congo is Ebola-free

Ebola has officially been eradicated from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization declared Friday, even amid fresh concerns about the deadly virus in places like Sierra Leone and Mali.

The United Nations health agency cleared t...

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A bad marriage might literally break a heart

If you are in an unhappy marriage, you may want to check in with a cardiologist.

A study led by a Michigan State University sociologist has found that older couples in bad marriages, especially wives, have a higher risk for heart disease than those wh...

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Women's desire for sex is complicated

What makes a woman want to have sex isn't totally hormonal, as it can be with men.

Instead, women need a lot more to be turned on, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

"Women's interest in sex is extre...

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Obesity costs global economy $2 trillion

The obesity epidemic has grown too big to ignore.

Colorado insurance alert urges smokers to quit

Colorado insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar is urging people to take advantage of smoking cessation programs at no cost through plans under the country's new health-care law.

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Texting creating 'text neck' epidemic, doctors say

Chances are you're reading this while leaning over a table or slumped back in a chair. Your head is tilted forward; your shoulders are curved.

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Cosmetic infidelity: A new way to cheat

"I have five days to recover from surgery and look good before my husband gets home."

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Big jump in Medicaid spending after Obamacare

Medicaid spending is expected to soar more than 11 percent in fiscal 2014 as many states expand the program under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

Firefighter becomes Ironman

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Firefighter drops 40 pounds to be an Ironman

Joe Van Veldhuizen was 19 miles into his first Ironman. He had two hours left to complete the race, and only three miles to go in the 26.2-mile marathon.

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Obama praised Jonathan Gruber in 2006

President Barack Obama is trying to distance himself from MIT economist Jonathan Gruber who has drawn heat for saying the "stupidity of the American voter" was a key factor in passing the president's signature health care law.

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