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Bad And Good News About The Second Deadliest Infectious Disease

The number of tuberculosis cases is far higher than previously thought. And Ebola is making some patients stay away from hospitals. Yet the mortality rate is dropping.
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Quick Facts About Ebola

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has led to thousands of deaths and a maelstrom of misinformation. Here's a primer on what you need to know about the virus and the response to it.
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Congolese Doctor Denis Mukwege Receives Sakharov Prize

The gynecological surgeon's Panzi Hospital in eastern DRC has treated thousands of women who were victims of rape.
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Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

Just because the Food and Drug Administration recalls a supplement because it contains dangerous substances doesn't mean the product disappears from the market.
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Ebola Vaccine Could Start Testing In Africa By January

The World Health Organization says two vaccine candidates now undergoing small-scale tests of dosage and safety in people might be ready for broader deployment in Africa by early 2015.
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For Healthy Liberians, Life Continues — With Some Adjustments

The million-plus healthy residents of Liberia's capital, Monrovia, are doing their best to maintain their lives in a city where Ebola has killed more than 1,300.
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Research On Anti-Smoking Vaccine Gets A Boost At Virginia Tech

A $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will support the work on an anti-smoking vaccine by a Virginia Tech researcher.

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Hospitals Struggle To Beat Back Serious Infections

About 75,000 patients a year die from infections they caught in the hospital. A Kaiser Health News analysis finds that nearly 700 hospitals across the nation have higher than expected infection rates.
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Will A Sting, A Court Award And A Protest Help Stop Global Sex Trafficking?

Stories of trafficking — including a sting using a "Walking Dead" actress — are making headlines. An expert talks about the practice, which victimizes millions around the world.
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When The Economy Goes Down, Vasectomies Go Up

It's well known that people are less eager to have children when the economy sours. And it looks like men got really serious about that during the Great Recession.

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