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Dr. Kent Brantly Discharged; Cured of Ebola
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Dr. Kent Brantly Discharged; Cured of Ebola

The American doctor who became infected with the Ebola virus while serving as a missionary in Africa will be released from an Atlanta hospital later today, the hospital announced early Thursday. Dr. Kent Brantly is scheduled to make a brief statement to reporters Thursday morning... Read »

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"Suicide Tourism" to Switzerland Doubles

The number of people who traveled to Switzerland for a voluntary assisted death doubled between 2008 and... Read »

Aug 20, 2014
Audit: $93M Medi-Cal Payments Could be Fraudulent

Audit: $93M Medi-Cal Payments Could be Fraudulent

State auditors have found Medi-Cal, the nation's largest Medicaid program, was hit with more than $93 million... Read »

Aug 20, 2014
Experimental Drug Cures Ebola-Like Virus in Monkeys

Experimental Drug Cures Ebola-Like Virus in Monkeys

Researchers in the fight against Ebola are hopeful after an experimental drug cured monkeys infected with... Read »

Aug 20, 2014
Sacramento Hospital Treating Possible Ebola Virus Patient

Sacramento Hospital Treating Possible Ebola Virus Patient

Health officials said Wednesday a patient who was being tested for Ebola in Sacramento is at low risk for... Watch »

Aug 20, 2014
Peanut, Almond Butter Recalled for Salmonella Risk

Peanut, Almond Butter Recalled for Salmonella Risk

Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible... Read »

Aug 19, 2014
Almond, Peanut Butter Sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's Recalled

Almond, Peanut Butter Sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's Recalled

Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being voluntarily recalled because... Watch »

Aug 20, 2014
Slum Residents Loot Ebola Clinic in Liberia

Slum Residents Loot Ebola Clinic in Liberia

Residents of a large slum looted an Ebola quarantine center in Liberia's capital on Saturday, raising fears... Read »

Aug 18, 2014
Liberia Overwhelmed by Ebola, Opens 2nd Center in Capital

Liberia Overwhelmed by Ebola, Opens 2nd Center in Capital

Liberian authorities opened a second Ebola treatment center in the country's capital after the first... Read »

Aug 16, 2014
Whole Foods Lied About Sugar in Yogurt: Lawsuit

Whole Foods Lied About Sugar in Yogurt: Lawsuit

Whole Foods Market knowingly sold its store brand yogurt containing a sugar content that was nearly six times... Read »

Aug 14, 2014
MRSA Breaks Out Among Firefighter Trainees in New York

MRSA Breaks Out Among Firefighter Trainees in New York

A handful of probationary firefighters training on New York's Randall's Island have contracted... Read »

Aug 14, 2014
Eating More Salt Is Okay, New Study Finds

Eating More Salt Is Okay, New Study Finds

A new study suggests that it's safe for healthy people to eat about twice as much salt as currently... Read »

Aug 13, 2014
American With Ebola Getting Stronger, Husband Says

American With Ebola Getting Stronger, Husband Says

The U.S. woman who contracted Ebola while working as an aid worker in Liberia is gaining back her strength,... Read »

Aug 13, 2014
Georgia Firm Recalls 15K Pounds of Chicken Nuggets

Georgia Firm Recalls 15K Pounds of Chicken Nuggets

A Georgia-based meat company is recalling over 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after reports surfaced... Read »

Aug 13, 2014

"It's a Mask": Humor Hides Darker Issues in Comedy World

Lined up outside the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, it happens every Tuesday: aspiring comedians signing up to... Watch »

Aug 12, 2014
Big Tobacco Attempts a Major Makeover

Big Tobacco Attempts a Major Makeover

Big Tobacco is looking to shed its morbid image by pitching "smokeless" e-cigarettes, championing... Read »

Aug 10, 2014
California Debates “Yes Means Yes” Sex Assault Law

California Debates “Yes Means Yes” Sex Assault Law

College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no. Read »

Aug 11, 2014
Meet the Man Keeping U.S. Safe From Ebola

Meet the Man Keeping U.S. Safe From Ebola

Tom Frieden started his career as a public-health detective, fighting outbreaks of tuberculosis in New York... Read »

Aug 10, 2014
25 Years Ago, Different Ebola Outbreak in Virginia

25 Years Ago, Different Ebola Outbreak in Virginia

Americans' introduction to the Ebola virus came 25 years ago in an office park near Washington Dulles International... Read »

Aug 10, 2014
Liberian President Apologizes for Ebola Deaths

Liberian President Apologizes for Ebola Deaths

The president of Liberia apologized on Saturday for the high death toll among the country's healthcare... Read »

Aug 10, 2014
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