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Ebola Today Could Mean Illiteracy Tomorrow In West Africa

Millions of children aren't going to school because of Ebola. The fear is that some kids will never return to class. For others, the time off means putting their career dreams on hold.
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Combining The DNA Of Three People Raises Ethical Questions

Scientists in England are ready to do something that's never been done before — combine the DNA of two women and one man to create embryos that don't carry hereditary mitochondrial disorders.
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Maine Nurse To Move Out Of State Following Ebola Quarantine Row

Kaci Hickox, who was quarantined after arriving home from caring for Ebola patients in West Africa, plans to leave this week with her boyfriend but hasn't said where they will go.
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Hand-Pumped Anesthesia Could Help With Surgeries In The Dark

Across Africa, hospitals are struggling to provide surgery. Doctors, nurses, and even basics like electricity are in short supply. Now Johns Hopkins Medical Center is testing a creative solution.
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Reggae Vibe, Ebola Message: African Superstars Try To Go Viral

They're some of the most popular musicians in West Africa, joining voices to sing (mainly in French but also in some local languages) about defeating an "invisible enemy."
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Obese Women Make Less Money, Work More Physically Demanding Jobs

A 65 percent increase in a woman's weight is associated with a 9-percent drop in earnings. A recent study investigated what's behind that "obesity penalty," and why it hits women harder than men.
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Supreme Court Agrees To Hear New Health Law Challenge

Health care experts say an adverse ruling would be catastrophic for the health insurance program that the president has fought so hard to enact and preserve.
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Can A Smell-Emitting Fork Alter How We Savor Flavor?

Flavor is a combination of taste and aroma. So can a scent-emitting fork trick our brains into thinking we're tasting something, when we're only just smelling it? The Salt team tests it out.
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Transgender Men Who Become Pregnant Face Social, Health Challenges

Getting prenatal care can be a struggle, transgender men report in what may be the first study of its kind. And their feelings on once again appearing more female varied greatly.
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In Surprise Move, Supreme Court Takes On Fate Of Obamacare Again

Is it legal for a state-sponsored health exchange to provide subsidies that help people pay insurance premiums? That's the point in question, and one that's still being considered by an appeals court.

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