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Playing Video Games Can Help Or Hurt, Depending On Whom You Ask

Playing video games for an hour a day may make children happier and more satisfied, one study says. But another finds that playing violent games is associated with risky behaviors.
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Investors Pump Prospects Of Unproven Ebola Treatments

Drugs in development to treat Ebola virus are far from being ready for general use, but that hasn't stopped investors from rushing to talk up companies that are trying to develop the drugs.
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State Abortion Laws Face A New Round Of Legal Challenges

State legislatures have passed laws that require doctors to have hospital admitting privileges to perform abortions. Some courts are now saying these laws are unconstitutional.
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Ebola Outbreak Is A Global Health Emergency, WHO Says

Ebola is spreading faster than efforts to stop it in West Africa, the World Health Organization says. Places hardest hit don't have enough doctors, nurses and medical equipment to contain the virus.
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Amid Ebola's Spread, One Rule Reigns: 'Don't Touch'

Numbers from the World Health Organization put Sierra Leone at the top of the list for cases of Ebola. Yusuf Mackery explains what's being done to prevent infection and raise public awareness.
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Liberia And Sierra Leone Seal Off Ebola Epicenters With Troops

As the deadly Ebola virus outbreak continues to spread, affected nations are imposing drastic new measures to try to contain the infection.
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Gluten-Free Food Banks Bridge Celiac Disease And Hunger

It's not always easy for people with celiac disease to find gluten-free food. And it's even harder for lower-income people with the disease who rely on food pantries to help them fill their bellies.
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Obama Signs $16 Billion VA Health Care Bill Into Law

The legislation provides funding to improve facilities and hire more medical staff, along with allowing more veterans to use private facilities.
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Interval Training While Walking Helps Control Blood Sugar

Sure, you know that walking is a simple, low-impact way to get exercise. But did you know that adding faster intervals to the walk could help control blood sugar levels?
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Young, Idealistic And Transsexual: Speaking Out In Africa

Tampose Mapotheng was born a girl but now lives as a man — a difficult choice in Lesotho. He's spent the summer in the U.S., learning to be a more effective advocate for the LGBTI community.

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