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Experimental Drug Saves Monkeys Stricken With Ebola

Even when monkeys were near death, an Ebola treatment called ZMapp was able to save them. The drug has been used in a few people, but the limited supply has been exhausted.
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Rats! New York City Tries To Drain Rodent 'Reservoirs'

Health officials want to reduce the rat population, so they're hiring extra exterminators, sealing up holes and teaching regular New Yorkers how to make homes and gardens less rat-friendly.
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When Zero Doesn't Mean Zero: Trans Fats Linger In Food

One in 10 packaged foods still contains trans fats, according to a new study. The problematic oils give foods a rich taste and texture and extend shelf life, but have been linked to heart disease.
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Tom Frieden's Ebola Assessment: The Risk Is Increasing

In an exclusive interview with NPR, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares his impressions from a visit to West Africa.
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Texas Law Could Lead To Closure Of Clinics That Offer Abortions

A Texas law would require doctors' offices and clinics that perform abortions to comply with regulations that apply to ambulatory surgical centers. The change could lead to a loss of services.
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Scentless: Losing Your Sense Of Smell May Make Life Riskier

Everybody worries about losing eyesight or hearing, but the sense of smell may help people stay safe. People with impaired odor detection are more likely to eat spoiled food or let pans catch on fire.
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They Are The Body Collectors: A Perilous Job In The Time Of Ebola

The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety garb. And they pray.
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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Will Be Put To Human Test

Animal tests have been encouraging, but there's no guarantee the new vaccine will work in people. Several vaccines against Ebola have been tested before, but none has made it to the finish line.
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Ebola Is Rapidly Mutating As It Spreads Across West Africa

For the first time, researchers have tracked the spread of Ebola, in almost real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its DNA. But it's still unclear what these mutations mean.
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In Haiti, An 'American Idol'-Style Contest About Child Slavery

Last week, thousands of Haitians gathered in a stadium for the final round in a national songwriting contest. The topic: restavek, the term for the thousands of children who are modern-day slaves.

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