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Ebola Knocked West African Countries Off Development Ladder

A working Ebola vaccine is still at least months away, and in the meantime, the epidemic is ravaging the economies of West Africa.
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Emergency Rooms Often Skip The Epinephrine For Severe Allergies

Mom may be more up to speed on the right treatment for life-threatening allergic reactions than doctors, a study finds. Epinephrine should be the first and fastest choice for treatment.
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Government Says Bosses Can't Force Workers To Get Health Tests

When is a voluntary program no longer voluntary? That's the question about corporate wellness programs, which give employees hefty financial incentives to undergo health screenings.
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Of Carrots And Kids: Healthy School Lunches That Don't Get Tossed

You can lead children to vegetables, but can you make them eat? In one school lunch program, kids will tell you upfront what they think of your veggies — and what you should do with them.
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Obamacare 'Glitch' Puts Subsidies Out Of Reach For Many Families

The health care law gives subsidies to those whose employers' insurance isn't affordable, but that's based on the cost of worker-only coverage. Adding family to a plan can send prices out of reach.
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If Everybody Had An Ocean, Could We Surf Our Way To Mental Health?

The teenager's dad was beating his mom. So the kid fell into a funk. His grades plummeted, he joined a gang, he got into fights. Then he discovered surfing therapy.
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Feeling Like A Holiday Glutton? It May Be Time To Try A Fast

Restricting your calories for short periods of time may be one way to counter seasonal overeating. A few studies make a cautious but encouraging case for the health benefits of regular "minifasts."
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Your Odds Of Surviving Cancer Depend Very Much On Where You Live

The largest study of cancer patients reveals a huge gulf in survival rates around the world. And in some countries, there may only be one cancer doctor for the entire population.
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Ebola In The Air: What Science Says About How The Virus Spreads

Turns out, Ebola is transmitted through the air, but it's not very good at spreading through the airborne route. What in the heck does that mean? We dig into the science to clear up the kerfuffle.

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Doctors Warn That Soft Bedding Puts Babies At Risk

Pediatricians have been telling parents for years that soft bedding, such as pillows and blankets, raises the risk of suffocation for babies. But many parents don't seem to be paying attention.

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