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Ebola outbreak in West Africa is deadliest ever

The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history continues to plague West Africa as leaders scramble to stop the virus from spreading.

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Medicare's outlook improves as health spending slows

The long-term prognosis for Medicare has improved thanks to slower health spending, while the outlook for Social Security remains unchanged.

That's according to the annual report from the trustees of both entitlement programs released on Monday.

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Bill would legalize some cannabis strains

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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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.

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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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