Ebola Suspected in NY Doctor
This digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) shows Ebola virus particles budding from the surface of a cell.
October 23rd, 2014
A doctor who recently arrived in the United States from West Africa is being tested for Ebola at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, according to the city's health department.
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The 9 Deadliest Viruses on Earth
This digitally-colorized image shows the H1N1 influenza virus under a transmission electron microscope. In 2009, this virus (then called the swine flu) caused a pandemic, and is thought to have killed 200,00 people worldwide.
October 23rd, 2014
Humans have been fighting viruses throughout history. Here are the nine viruses that are the world's worst killers, based on their mortality rates, or the sheer numbers of people they have killed.
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Best Fitness Tracker Bands
October 22nd, 2014
Plan to buy a fitness tracker like the Basis Carbon Steel or Jawbone Up 24? Check out LiveScience's in-depth reviews before making a purchase.
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How Some Exposure to Ebola Could Lead to Immunity
fruit bat
October 23rd, 2014
Epidemics like Ebola often start when people make contact with animals carrying infectious diseases, but, paradoxically, a certain amount of human exposure to a virus at its source can actually also prevent the extensive spread of a disease, new researc
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Parents' Medication Mistakes Put Our Kids at Risk (Op-Ed)
Child getting medicine, parent medicinal mistakes
October 23rd, 2014
When you give medicine to your kids, pay close attention to the dose.
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2014 Ebola Outbreak: Full Coverage of the Viral Epidemic
This digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) shows Ebola virus particles budding from the surface of a cell.
October 22nd, 2014
The 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the worst Ebola outbreak in history, and has implications for the world. Here is everything we know about the virus, and its spread, so far.
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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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No Proof That 'Brain Training' Games Work, Some Experts Say
older couple, computer, online, man, woman
October 23rd, 2014
Many "brain-training" games may be marketed as a way to boost people's alertness and intelligence, but scientists are now warning that such claims are not based on actual science.
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With Ebola, Are Bats Getting a Bad Rap? (Op-Ed)
Bat hanging, disease
October 23rd, 2014
The unpredictable nature and novelty of zoonotic pathogens make them incredibly difficult to defend against and respond to. But that does not mean we are helpless in the face of emerging ones.
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The Science Behind Renée Zellweger's New Face
This photo of Renee Zellweger was taken in 2002, at the Los Angeles premiere of the movie Chicago.
October 22nd, 2014
Though Renee Zellweger looks dramatically different than she used to, her facial transformation could be the result of relatively minor cosmetic surgery, weight loss and aging, experts say.
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