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Why Is Guinea's Ebola Outbreak So Unusual?

The virus does not typically spread as far afield as it has in Guinea — and that makes it much harder to stop.

Review Finds Mammography's Benefits Overplayed, Harms Dismissed

Mammograms can prevent breast cancer deaths, but each woman's benefit or harm will vary based on her age and underlying cancer risks, a study finds. More individualized advice would help.

Beyond The Fog Of Spin And Doubt: What Has ACA Achieved?

The Affordable Care Act has made it possible for millions of Americans to obtain health insurance — but how successful has the law been in reforming the health care system?

Obama: The Affordable Care Act Is Working, 'Helping People... Coast To Coast'

President Obama gave an impassioned defense of his signature legislation after announcing 7.1 million Americans had signed up by the end of the law's first open enrollment.

Fraud Found In Study Claiming Fast, Easy Stem Cells

The lead author of a recent "breakthrough study" fabricated the data and is guilty of scientific misconduct, according to a Japanese research panel. The scientist says she will appeal the judgment.

People Who Are Still Uninsured May Turn To Community Clinics

Federally funded health clinics serve all comers, and people pay fees based on a sliding scale. That's one option for people who didn't sign up for health insurance on the exchanges.

Becoming More Popular Doesn't Protect Teens From Bullying

You'd think that the popular kids don't get picked on, but as a teenager's social status rises, they're more apt to be bullied. Increased social combat may be to blame.

HealthCare.Gov Woes Frustrate Last-Minute Shoppers And Helpers

People turned out in droves Monday to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. They found long lines and eager helpers. Some will have to return later to finish up.

British Drugmaker Funds Research On Chronic Disease In Africa

As infectious diseases come under control in Africa, other illnesses common in the West are becoming problems. GlaxoSmithKline is opening a research lab to promote research by African scientists.
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Maryland's Troubled Health Exchange Website Becomes Political Lightning Rod

The state is poised to drop its website and replace it with one that's being used in Connecticut.