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45,000-year-old leg bone offers clues to Stone Age mating

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:05
DNA from a 45,000-year-old leg bone is giving scientists a better idea of when modern humans first started mating with Neanderthals.
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This curable disease killed 1.5 million in 2013

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:55
A World Health Organization report on tuberculosis shows that 9 million people developed the disease in 2013 and 1.5 million died, making it one of the world's deadliest communicable diseases.
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New requirements for travelers from Ebola-stricken nations

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:55
All travelers coming from Ebola-stricken Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone into the United States will be required to monitor their temperatures for 21 days and keep an eye on possible Ebola symptoms, starting on Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.
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Cell transplant allows paralyzed man to walk again, researchers say

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 03:29
A ground-breaking cell transplant has allowed a paralyzed man to walk again, researchers announced Tuesday.
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New hope for paralysis cure

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:47
A man paralyzed after his spinal cord was severed is walking again after a transplant using cells from his nasal cavity.
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The 5 biggest breakfast myths

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:38
The first meal of the day can have a very different meaning for different people.
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Mandy Moore: For Africa, health care that works

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:21
Mandy Moore says quality health care can be ensured by applying commercial franchising strategies to clinics in Africa.
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That sweet drink may age you

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:03
Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages may make certain cells in your body age faster, a new study suggests.
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Tests show Spanish nurse's aide free of Ebola

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:07
The Spanish nurse's aide who contracted Ebola after treating virus-stricken patients in Madrid is free of the virus, her doctors announced Tuesday after another test on her.
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Study: 3 a month will fly with Ebola

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:18
Up to three Ebola-infected travelers might board an international flight each month in West Africa, researchers say.
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See King Tut's 'virtual autopsy'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:32
King Tutankhamun's golden, mummified remains tell only a partial story of an ancient Egyptian boy king who died under mysterious circumstances.
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Why should it cost money to donate an organ?

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:12
Sigrid Fry-Revere says the National Organ Transplant Act has caused more Americans to die waiting for an organ than died in both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq
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6 health benefits of pumpkins

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:09
When you think about pumpkins, what comes to mind? Jack-o'-lanterns? Pumpkin pie? Charlie Brown? Pumpkin spice lattes?
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Egg-freezing a better deal for companies

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:04
Rene Almeling, Joanna Radin and Sarah S. Richardson say Apple and Facebook offering coverage for their female employees to freeze their eggs sidesteps the issue of long hours and work-life balance.
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Government prosecutes alleged scientific fraud on AIDS research

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:39
If government prosecutors are right, a former top researcher at Iowa State University is guilty of brazen scientific fraud-actions which a criminal complaint says have cost taxpayers nearly $15 million.
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5 healthy Halloween treats

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:36
We love Halloween season. Sweets. Sweaters. Sipping hot cider (maybe spiked). Halloween can certainly get you in the spirit, and nothing warms our hearts like these healthy Halloween treats that help you stay energized instead of stuck in a sugar coma.
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50 pounds lost for 50th reunion

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:14
In January, Carol Highsmith, 68, began a journey of threes. She had three milestones of 50 that she planned to reach by following three simple rules:
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Ebola: An epic, epidemic overreaction

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:13
If we really need something to worry about, worry about getting a flu shot -- not Ebola. And yet, the disproportionate hysteria over Ebola multiplies contagiously.
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Are pets exposed to Ebola a threat?

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:06
Do dogs exposed to Ebola pose a health risk to humans? Biologist and TV host Dan Riskin explains.
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San Diego State student with meningitis dies

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:00
An 18-year-old San Diego State University student diagnosed with meningitis died Friday, leaving university officials scrambling to notify up to 400 people with whom she may have come in contact.
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