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Facility Sets Up Extreme Precautions To Treat Ebola Patients

Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is killing dozens by the week. Medical workers have responded by expanding a field hospital, taking extraordinary measures to contain infection.
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A YouTube Video Is Doctor's Secret Weapon Against Back Pain

Back pain is common. Nearly all of us have at least one episode in our lives, and two-thirds of us will have it repeatedly. Exercise, though it may seem counterintuitive, is often the best medicine.
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As New York Embraces HIV-Preventing Pill, Some Voice Doubts

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is supporting the drug Truvada as part of the state's ambitious plan to fight AIDS. But some advocates worry it will encourage risky behavior or won't reach the most vulnerable.
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Joep Lange, Who Died On Flight MH17, Changed The Way We Fight AIDS

He was a passenger on the downed Malaysia Airlines flight. Those who knew researcher and activist Joep Lange say he was a giant in the battle against AIDS — and truly "a scientist with a heart."
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White House Fetes 54 Kids With Serious Cooking Chops

First lady Michelle Obama hosted winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a recipe contest for kids tied to her Let's Move Campaign. But Friday's event wasn't all cheerleading for healthy food.
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An 'Overhappy' Survivor, A Guarded Forecast: Reporting On Ebola

An Ebola survivor ran to the front of the room where community health workers were meeting in Sierra Leone. Everyone applauded. It was a moment of joy in a grim time.
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Health Safety Experts Call For Public Reporting Of Medical Harms

Fifteen years after a landmark report called attention to the deaths and injuries caused by medical errors, safety experts told a Senate panel that more needs to be done to protect patients.
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Soylent DIYers Sell Their Own Versions Of The Powdered Food

Soylent, the offbeat meal replacement company, has built an online community of more than 18,000 users. But some are impatient to get their orders, so they're making and selling it themselves.
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From Twitter: The News Unfolds Of The AIDS Figures On Flight MH17

A number of AIDS researchers, activists and officials were on Flight MH17, headed to the International AIDS Conference when the plane was shot out of the sky. Here's how Twitter spread the news.
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Half Of Texas Abortion Clinics Close After Restrictions Enacted

Many clinics closed because of a new requirement that doctors at those clinics obtain admitting privileges at hospitals near the clinics. Many doctors couldn't comply.

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