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Texas Ebola patient had contact with children

Some school-age children have been in contact with the Ebola patient being treated in Dallas, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday.

Five students at four different schools came into contact with the man, Dallas Superintendent Mike Miles added, but…

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Rhode Island child with enterovirus D68 dies

A child with a staph infection and enterovirus D68 has died in Rhode Island, the state's health department said Wednesday.

The child died last week. Infection by both staph bacteria and an enterovirus is a "rare combination," health officials say,…

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Should US worry after 1st Ebola diagnosis?

For the first time, a patient in an American hospital has been diagnosed with Ebola. The unidentified man, who is being treated at a Dallas hospital, didn't show symptoms until several days after he arrived in the United States from Liberia.

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How Ebola virus spreads

Yes, Ebola is a scary infectious disease. But the first thing you should know is that it's not very contagious -- the virus isn't spread through the air via coughs or sneezes like the common cold. It's spread through frequent contact with bodily…

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The link between fat and cancer

You likely know that being overweight increases your risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. But did you know it also increases your risk for cancer?

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CDC investigates kids' limb paralysis

Health officials are looking for the cause of a neurologic illness that's affected 10 children in Colorado.

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First diagnosed case of Ebola in the US

A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, health officials announced Tuesday.

The unidentified man left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20, said…

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Doctor: Jovan Belcher likely had CTE

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher likely had a devastating brain disease when he shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself two years ago, a doctor says in a new report.

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Hospitals ask patients to pay upfront

Get ready to whip out your credit card before you are wheeled into the operating room or undergo an MRI.

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Doctors: Don't put your teen on 'the pill'

When it comes to effective birth control for teens, "the pill" might be considered a reproductive relic.

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