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Ebola Patient Dr. Kent Brantly to Leave Hospital Today
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Ebola Patient Dr. Kent Brantly to Leave Hospital Today

The American doctor who became infected with the Ebola virus while serving as a missionary in Africa will be released from an Atlanta hospital later today, the hospital announced early Thursday. Dr. Kent Brantly is scheduled to make a brief statement to reporters Thursday morning... Watch »

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"Suicide Tourism" to Switzerland Doubles

The number of people who traveled to Switzerland for a voluntary assisted death doubled between 2008 and... Read »

Aug 20, 2014
Experimental Drug Cures Ebola-Like Virus in Monkeys

Experimental Drug Cures Ebola-Like Virus in Monkeys

Researchers in the fight against Ebola are hopeful after an experimental drug cured monkeys infected with... Read »

Aug 20, 2014
Almond, Peanut Butter Sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's Recalled

Almond, Peanut Butter Sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's Recalled

Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being voluntarily recalled because... Watch »

Aug 20, 2014
Mom: Nanny Saved My Drowning Child

Mom: Nanny Saved My Drowning Child

A 1-year-old who nearly drowned in his Bonsall neighbor’s backyard pool Monday is the sixth “near-drowning” case at... Watch »

Aug 19, 2014
Slum Residents Loot Ebola Clinic in Liberia

Slum Residents Loot Ebola Clinic in Liberia

Residents of a large slum looted an Ebola quarantine center in Liberia's capital on Saturday, raising fears... Read »

Aug 18, 2014
Liberia Overwhelmed by Ebola, Opens 2nd Center in Capital

Liberia Overwhelmed by Ebola, Opens 2nd Center in Capital

Liberian authorities opened a second Ebola treatment center in the country's capital after the first... Read »

Aug 16, 2014
Santa Clara Residents Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Santa Clara Residents Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Santa Clara County is reporting this year's first human cases of West Nile virus. Watch »

Aug 15, 2014
Embryo Scope is Breakthrough in Treating Infertility

Embryo Scope is Breakthrough in Treating Infertility

Couples who are having trouble getting pregnant often turn to fertility specialists for help. Watch »

Aug 15, 2014
New Procedure Helps Restore Vision in Kids

New Procedure Helps Restore Vision in Kids

A new procedure is proving to have dramatic effects and restore vision in children born with a serious eye condition... Watch »

Aug 14, 2014
Whole Foods Lied About Sugar in Yogurt: Lawsuit

Whole Foods Lied About Sugar in Yogurt: Lawsuit

Whole Foods Market knowingly sold its store brand yogurt containing a sugar content that was nearly six times... Read »

Aug 14, 2014
MRSA Breaks Out Among Firefighter Trainees in New York

MRSA Breaks Out Among Firefighter Trainees in New York

A handful of probationary firefighters training on New York's Randall's Island have contracted... Read »

Aug 14, 2014
Eating More Salt Is Okay, New Study Finds

Eating More Salt Is Okay, New Study Finds

A new study suggests that it's safe for healthy people to eat about twice as much salt as currently... Read »

Aug 13, 2014
American With Ebola Getting Stronger, Husband Says

American With Ebola Getting Stronger, Husband Says

The U.S. woman who contracted Ebola while working as an aid worker in Liberia is gaining back her strength,... Read »

Aug 13, 2014
Georgia Firm Recalls 15K Pounds of Chicken Nuggets

Georgia Firm Recalls 15K Pounds of Chicken Nuggets

A Georgia-based meat company is recalling over 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after reports surfaced... Read »

Aug 13, 2014
Carlsbad HS Students Caught in Vaccine Controversy

Carlsbad HS Students Caught in Vaccine Controversy

More than a dozen current and former Carlsbad High School students have found themselves in the middle of... Watch »

Aug 12, 2014
Expert: More Grandmas, Grandpas Using Meth

Expert: More Grandmas, Grandpas Using Meth

A San Diego County man’s death highlights what one former addict considers a growing problem - more... Watch »

Aug 11, 2014
Big Tobacco Attempts a Major Makeover

Big Tobacco Attempts a Major Makeover

Big Tobacco is looking to shed its morbid image by pitching "smokeless" e-cigarettes, championing... Read »

Aug 10, 2014
California Debates “Yes Means Yes” Sex Assault Law

California Debates “Yes Means Yes” Sex Assault Law

College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means Read »

Aug 11, 2014
Meet the Man Keeping U.S. Safe From Ebola

Meet the Man Keeping U.S. Safe From Ebola

Tom Frieden started his career as a public-health detective, fighting outbreaks of tuberculosis in New York... Read »

Aug 10, 2014
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