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As Epidemic In Liberia Slows, Burying Bodies Remains A Challenge

The aid group Global Communities, which has been organizing safe burial teams for the bodies of Ebola victims in Liberia, says it has seen the number of deaths flatten off.
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She Lost Her Fiance To Ebola But Found A New Mission

Decontee Davis survived Ebola, but her fiance died of the virus. Now she is working with children whose parents have had the disease — and spreading the word that early treatment is critical.
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Ebola Design Challenge Says Yes To The Wedding Dress Designer

There were engineers. And virologists. And one wedding dress designer. Together, they're trying to devise a better design for protective gear worn by health workers in the Ebola ward.
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Payments Start For N.C. Eugenics Victims, But Many Won't Qualify

North Carolina forcibly sterilized thousands of people between 1929 and 1976. The state has begun compensating victims, but some who were sterilized may never receive restitution from the fund.
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Maine Judge Rejects Nurse's Quarantine Order

A judge in Maine has denied the state's request to keep nurse Kaci Hickox in quarantine. Hickox returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa just over a week ago. Maine's governor sought to keep her confined to her home.
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How Liberia Is Starting To Beat Ebola, With Fingers Crossed

There's potentially some good news about Ebola: While cases are still rising in Sierra Leone, the outbreak shows signs of slowing in Liberia. Communities are banding together to get Ebola out.
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U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power Sees Signs Of Hope In West Africa

After a four-day visit to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, she reports progress — along with the need for continued support.
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A Field Of Medicine That Wants To Know Where You Live

Where do you live? Health specialists think that simple question could make a difference in how doctors prevent and treat diseases for individuals. That's expanding its storied role in public health.
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Seeing Red During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Decades of effort to raise awareness of breast cancer hasn't helped to reduce the death toll once it spreads. One woman living with metastatic breast cancer says it's way past time for a change.
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Why My Grandma Never Had A Pap Smear

Women in the developing world may never be tested for cervical cancer. Clinics are far away, cultural biases may keep them away. Now an inexpensive test lets them do it themselves.

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