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NYC doctor tests positive for Ebola

A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York from West Africa has tested positive for the Ebola virus, becoming the first diagnosed case in the city, authorities said late Thursday.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen

Paul Allen pledges $100 million to fight Ebola

Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder, has increased his commitment in the fight against Ebola to $100 million on Thursday.

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Diet pill study promoted by Dr. Oz retracted

Dr. Mehmet Oz has been under fire recently for promoting weight loss products on TV's "The Dr. Oz Show" that aren't backed by a lot of scientific evidence. Now a study supporting one of those products has been withdrawn by its lead researchers.

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Maker of Camel cigarettes bans smoking in its offices

Joe Camel isn't going to be able to smoke at his desk any longer. Reynolds American, the nation's No. 2 tobacco company, will no longer let its employees smoke in most places at work starting next year.

Islet cell transplantation

Cell transplant sees paralyzed man walk again

A ground-breaking cell transplant has allowed a paralyzed man to walk again, researchers announced Tuesday.

Amber Vinson at Emory Hospital

Ebola: Nurse to leave isolation

A doctor in New York tests positive for Ebola. An infected nurse shows signs of improvement. And a military response team begins training.

With multiple developments underway, here's the latest on the Ebola outbreak:

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Obama calls, thanks Dallas hospital workers

President Barack Obama on Wednesday thanked health care workers at the hospital in Dallas where a patient died of Ebola and two nurses became infected with the virus earlier this month.

Ron Klain

Day one for Ebola czar

The seasoned Democratic operative President Barack Obama tapped last week to head his administration's Ebola fight got to work on Wednesday, though Ron Klain's new job is expected to unfold out of public sight.

TB, tuberculosis

This curable disease killed 1.5 million

Thousands have died in the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and much of the global conversation has centered on the lack of an approved medication to treat the deadly disease. Yet in 2013, 1.5 million people died from another infectious disease that has a cure.

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Travelers from Ebola-affected countries to be monitored

President Obama is cautiously optimistic. Both Texas nurses are getting better. Texas Health Presbyterian admits fault. A hospitalized cameraman is Ebola-free. And the U.S. Ebola czar starts his new job.

With multiple developments underway, here's th...

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