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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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DHS: Travelers From West Africa Limited To 5 U.S. Airports

Passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be subject to secondary screening at JFK, Newark, Dulles, Atlanta and Chicago.
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Volunteer Recap: Why Wearing The Right Shoes In Rio Matters

When medical student Robert Snyder visited Rio de Janeiro last summer to do volunteer work, he learned the hard way that Birkenstock clogs are not a wise footwear choice.
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More Insurers Put Spending Limits On Medical Treatments

To contain costs, some plans are capping how much they will pay for certain routine procedures, such as knee replacements. Patients can be on the hook for anything over the limit.
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After Quarantine, Ebola-Free Dallas Residents Face New Challenges

In Dallas, the first round of people that came into contact with Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are free from quarantine and trying to get back to their daily lives. But the ordeal has taken a logistical and emotional toll.
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Officials: Ebola Patient At NIH Poses No Public Safety Risk

Montgomery County officials say treating the nurse infected with the Ebola virus at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda poses no threat to public health and safety.
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When Reassuring Isn't: The Rush To Test Cruise Passenger For Ebola

Galveston, Texas, officials meant well when they tested a passenger while she was still at sea. But some say airlifting a blood sample in a Coast Guard helicopter was needlessly alarming.

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