Americans' Trust in Doctors Is Falling
A doctor stands holding a stethoscope behind his back.
October 22nd, 2014
The amount of trust that the American public puts in doctors has fallen over the last few decades, a new report finds.
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Nurse Nina Pham's Condition Is Improved
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
October 21st, 2014
Nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola at a Dallas hospital while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, is now in "good" condition, according to a statement from the National Institutes of Health.
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Egg Freezing: 5 Things You Need to Know
An illustration of sperm and egg meeting.
October 22nd, 2014
The announcement that Apple and Facebook will cover the steep cost of egg freezing for its employees has many people talking about the risks and benefits of the procedure.
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How a Liberian Rubber Plant Prevented Ebola Spread
This digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) shows Ebola virus particles budding from the surface of a cell.
October 21st, 2014
The rate of Ebola cases in a part of Liberia where one rubber tree plantation operates is far lower than in other parts of the country.
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Ingrown Toenail? How to Snip It the Right Way
An ingrown nail on a big toe
October 21st, 2014
Nobody likes ingrown toenails, but clipping off the offending bit might only make it worse. Now, a look at the physics of nail growth reveals the best way to cut an ingrown nail.
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CDC Updates Its Ebola Guidelines for Health Care Workers
Health care workers put on protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia during the 2014 Ebola outbreak..
October 20th, 2014
To better protect health care workers from Ebola, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines about wearing personal protective equipment.
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Daily Ebola Checks: Everyone Arriving from West Africa Will Now Be Monitored
Ebola Virus Image
October 22nd, 2014
All passengers arriving from West African countries where the Ebola outbreak is ongoing will be monitored for 21 days, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.
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Diet Supplements Contain Illegal Drugs Years After Recalls
Dietary Supplements
October 21st, 2014
Many dietary supplements that have been recalled can still be purchased years later, and they often contain the same banned ingredients that led to their recall in the first place, a new study finds.
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Dr. Oz's 'Magic Weight-Loss Cure' Loses Remaining Support
Dr. Oz in a Senate hearing.
October 21st, 2014
Green coffee bean extract, which Dr. Mehmet Oz promoted on his show as a "magic weight-loss cure," had one scientific study backing up the extract's purported effects. Now, that research has been retracted.
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