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CNN

Peace Corps removes workers over Ebola threat

Hundreds dead. Many more infected. Pervasive fear and denial, challenging authorities in west Africa who are trying to assess and address the Ebola crisis.

And it's only getting worse.

That's what government and humanitarian officials said Wednesday, a...

Depressed anxious woman, depression

SXC

Could a blood test predict suicides?

Approximately 36,000 deaths are caused by suicide each year in the United States. What if a simple blood test could one day help prevent that from happening?

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CNN

House approves bill to overhaul VA

The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a $16 billion bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. House approves filing lawsuit against president

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Centers for Disease Control

Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone dies

A doctor who was on the front lines fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has died from complications of the disease, Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday.

Ebola virus

CDC

What is Ebola and why does it kill?

The deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus on record has sparked fears that the killer virus could spread from west Africa to other regions and continents.

The outbreak began with just a handful of cases in Guinea in March. Since then, there have been 814 ...

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Embarrassing diseases are a real pain in the...

There are the diseases you don't want to get because they'll kill you. Then there are the diseases you don't want to get because you are too embarrassed to discuss them out loud, even with your doctor.

Sunscreen on woman's back at the beach

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Surgeon general issues skin cancer warning

Skin cancer is on the rise, according to the American Cancer Society, with more cases diagnosed annually than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer cases combined.

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Healthcare.gov

Appeals court rejects Health law challenge

Score one for Affordable Care Act supporters in court on Tuesday. A three-judge appeals panel in Washington unanimously rejected a novel challenge to how the the legislation took shape in Congress.

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Centers for Disease Control

Ebola fears hit close to home

Patrick Sawyer had one stop to make before heading home to Minnesota to celebrate his daughters' birthdays: a conference in Lagos, Nigeria.

But when he landed in Lagos, Sawyer, 40, collapsed getting off the plane. He had been infected with Ebola in L...

Jenea Cox, Haleigh

Courtesy Jenea Cox

Big change proposed for federal marijuana law

Doctors in Macon, Georgia, told Janea Cox that her daughter, Haleigh, might not live another three months.

That was the middle of March, when Haleigh's brain was being short-circuited by hundreds of seizures a day, overrunning the array of five poten...

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