Colon Cleansing: 7 Myths Busted
Glasses of water infused with fruit.
October 29th, 2014
Although colon cleanses are touted for removing "toxins" from the body, strengthening immunity and promoting weight loss, there isn't much science to back up these claims.
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Tiny Human Stomachs Grown in Lab
Lab-grown human stomach
October 29th, 2014
They may be small, but new lab-grown miniature human stomachs could one day help researchers better understand how the stomach develops, as well as the diseases that can strike it.
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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 28th, 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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Stopping Ebola: How Small Changes Make a Big Difference
Experts met at Columbia University this week to discuss the current Ebola crisis in West Africa.
October 29th, 2014
Small changes in the way Ebola interventions are carried out may make a big difference in curbing the growth of the epidemic in West Africa, experts said this week.
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In Images: How the Polio Vaccine Made History
polio, vaccines, jonas salk
October 29th, 2014
When Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin developed vaccines for polio, they stopped a brutal disease in its tracks.
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Polio Vaccine: How the US' Most Feared Disease Was Eradicated
Jonas Salk
October 28th, 2014
Ebola may be the most feared disease right now, but for most of the 20th century, outbreaks of another disease left thousands of people paralyzed or confined to breathing machines: polio.
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Ebola Recovery: How Did Dallas Nurses Get Well So Quickly?
Dallas nurse Amber Vinson, who recovered from Ebola infection, spoke at a press conference at Emory University Hospital.
October 28th, 2014
Two Dallas nurses who became infected with Ebola this month may have recovered so quickly because of their youth, as well as the protective equipment they were wearing at the time of infection.
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FDA Approves Meningitis B Vaccine
doctor holding needle
October 29th, 2014
The first vaccine designed to prevent a common type of bacterial meningitis has been approved for use in the United States.
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The Future of Surgery is Now: Smaller Scars, Fewer Complications (Op-Ed)
A surgeon holding a scalpel.
October 29th, 2014
As techniques advance, surgery is beginning to lose its frightening reputation.
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3 Servings of Milk a Day Linked to Higher Mortality in Women
Three glasses of milk sit on a table.
October 28th, 2014
Women who drink three or more glasses of milk daily may have an increased risk of dying over the next 20 years, compared with women who drink less milk, according to a new study..
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