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Campuses Play Host To Tanning Beds, Despite Skin Cancer Risk

The links between tanning beds and skin cancer are well known, but a survey of the top colleges and universities in the U.S. shows that many allow tanning beds on campus.
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Scientists Implicate More Than 100 Genes In Causing Autism

Spontaneous gene mutations, not ones inherited from parents, increase a child's risk of autism, scientists say. By comparing genes within families they've identified more than 100 suspects.
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Why The Ebola Evacuees Survived And What We Learned From Them

Ten of the 14 Ebola patients evacuated from West Africa have survived. We asked specialists: What made the difference?
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Maine To Enforce Quarantine For Nurse Who Worked In West Africa

Kaci Hickox, who was first placed in isolation in New Jersey after her return over the weekend from Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone, has refused to abide by a "voluntary" quarantine in the state.
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Patients Do Better After Surgery If They Do 'Prehab' First

Patients are often sent for rehabilitation after surgery. But starting those exercise and healthy eating programs before the surgery might help even more. It's not rehab, it's "prehab."
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Emory Hospital Shares Lessons Learned On Ebola Care

The same Atlanta hospital that treated the first U.S. Ebola patient in August discharged its fourth patient Tuesday. All survived. Patients in isolation need extra emotional support, the team says.
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Pentagon's Ebola Monitoring Policy For Soldiers Under Review

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno announced that all soldiers going to the Ebola region in West Africa would go through three weeks of monitoring, even though the soldiers will not have had contact with patients. Secretary Chuck Hagel is now reviewing the policy.
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No Hand-Washing, Spotty Temperature-Taking At Liberia's Airport

The Ebola screening of airline passengers departing from Monrovia was not operating like well-oiled machine Monday.
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Home Health Workers Struggle For Better Pay And Health Insurance

Home health care aides often toil for low pay and in jobs without benefits, including health insurance. A million more home health care workers will be needed to meet demand over the next decade.
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Jonas Salk's Polio Vaccine Trials Would Be Hard To Repeat Today

Robert Siegel talks with Dr. David Oshinsky about the historic polio vaccination trials. Tuesday is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jonas Salk, who invented the vaccine.

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