How the Ebola Outbreak Became Deadliest in History
July 31st, 2014
The reasons why the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has grown so large, and why it is happening now, may have to do with the travel patterns of bats across Africa and recent weather patterns in the region, as well as other factors.
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Jobs with Highest and Lowest Heart Disease Risk Revealed
July 31st, 2014
Will your job give you a heart attack? A new report finds that workers in service and blue-collar occupations, as well as unemployed people, are at increased risk for heart disease and stroke.
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Weird Delay in Pain from Brown Recluse Spider Bite Explained
spider venom pain bite
July 30th, 2014
Victims of a brown recluse spider bite might feel perfectly fine -- until a severe pain described by most as a throbbing "fire" strikes 24 hours later, a new study reports.
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CDC Warns Against Travel to Ebola-Affected Countries
The Ebola virus
July 31st, 2014
Americans should avoid traveling to the three West African countries experiencing an outbreak of Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.
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4 Ways Owning a Dog Can Make You Healthier
A boy and his dog sit in a field.
July 30th, 2014
Dog owners are healthier than people who don't own pets in several ways, research suggests.
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Newborn's Infection Came from Probiotics, Study Suggests
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July 30th, 2014
Probiotics are generally thought to be safe for most people, but a newborn in Poland appears to have developed an infection after taking a probiotic product, according to a new report of the case.
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Heat Waves & Cold Snaps Kill 2,000 Each Year in US
The mercury rises within a thermometer on a hot day.
July 30th, 2014
More than 10,500 U.S. residents died because of extreme weather conditions between 2006 and 2010, according to a new CDC report.
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Chronic Pain Makes Mice Lazy
Woman Back Pain
July 31st, 2014
Chronic pain may rewire the brain, leading to decreased motivation even after an individual takes painkillers, a new study in mice finds.
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Blood Test Predicts Suicide Risk, Study Suggests
Blood Test Tubes
July 30th, 2014
A new gene linked to suicide risk has been discovered, and researchers say the finding could lead to a blood test for predicting a person's risk of attempting suicide.
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How Heat-Loving Organisms Are Helping Advance Medicine
Icelandic hot springs
 home to thermophiles
July 30th, 2014
Research on proteins used by thermophiles makes advances in medical knowledge.
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