First US Measles Death in 12 Years: How Was It Missed?
July 2nd, 2015
A woman in Washington state is the first person to die of measles in the United States in a dozen years, but how did doctors miss her diagnosis.
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10,000 Monitored for Ebola in US Over Fall & Winter
This map shows the number of people monitored for symptoms of Ebola in each state between November 2014 and March 2015.
July 2nd, 2015
More than 10,000 people in the United States were monitored for symptoms of Ebola this past fall and winter, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Drug Helps Obese People Drop Weight and Keep It Off
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July 1st, 2015
A diabetes drug called liraglutide helps people lose weight, a new study finds.
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Overweight Colorectal Cancer Patients Survive Longer
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July 2nd, 2015
People with colorectal cancer may live longer if they are overweight or obese, rather than thin, a new study finds.
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Cancer Forecast: Why More People Will Die, Even As Death Rates Fall
July 2nd, 2015
Cancer death rates will continue to decline in the United States through 2020, including death rates from some of the leading cancers in both men and women, a new study says.
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Statins Linked to Aggression in Older Women
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July 1st, 2015
Older women who take statins may experience an increase in their levels of aggressive behavior.
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Awake Again: Is It Insomnia or Just Segmented Sleep? (Op-Ed)
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June 30th, 2015
Waking up at night is normal, and it may not effect the quality of your sleep.
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Ebola Returns to Liberia: Where Did It Come From, and Could It Spread?
Health care workers put on protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia during the 2014 Ebola outbreak..
July 2nd, 2015
The return of Ebola cases to Liberia is worrisome, and raises questions about whether the country was really free of the disease to begin with, experts say.
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Should Placebos Be Used to 'Treat' Patients?
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July 1st, 2015
Placebos can make people feel better, so why not use them?
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Flu Vaccine and Narcolepsy: New Findings May Explain Link
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July 1st, 2015
The swine flu vaccine was linked with an increase in narcolepsy cases in Europe, and now researchers may have figured out why.
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