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Schizophrenia is eight disorders

Health - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 5:43pm
What we know -- and psychiatrists have diagnosed for decades -- as schizophrenia may really be eight separate diseases, research published in The American Journal of Psychiatry suggests.
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Early memory lapses may be Alzheimer's sign

Health - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 5:41pm
A new study suggests that people who have a sense that they are forgetting more things may actually be onto something even if it isn't showing up on cognitive tests.
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Hospital costs fall in Obamacare's first year

Health - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 5:19pm
Days ahead of the one-year anniversary of the rollout of HealthCare.gov, the Affordable Care Act's health care exchange website that was originally plagued with numerous technical glitches, the Department of Health and Human Services has released a report highlighting the impact of the law on hospital costs.
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Reduce your risk of dementia

Health - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:59am
The statistics, unfortunately, are staggering. An estimated 44 million people worldwide are living with dementia, according to a report released Tuesday by Alzheimer's Disease International.
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One woman walked in, and Ebola nightmare began

Health - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:58am
A middle-aged woman walked into the emergency room of Phebe Hospital with a fever on the evening of June 23.
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751 infants exposed to TB at hospital

Health - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:58am
Health officials have added 45 infants to the list of more than 700 who were exposed to tuberculosis at a hospital in El Paso, Texas.
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Bleach was my 'best friend'

Health - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 8:48am
CNN's Nima Elbagir reflects on a harrowing trip to Liberia where she covered the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.
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Enterovirus victim was 'gasping for breath'

Health - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 7:36am
Since mid-August, Enterovirus D68 has swept through 30 states. Three-year-old David Nash was one of its victims.
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Music helps your brain

Health - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 7:26am
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us why music therapy is good for the brain and how it can help us live to 100.
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CDC: 1.4 million Ebola cases possible

Health - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 8:56pm
The number of Ebola cases in Sierra Leone and Liberia could reach anywhere from 550,000 to 1.4 million by January, the CDC says.
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Join us for Alzheimer's chat

Health - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:30am
It is the scariest diagnosis imaginable. So terrifying, it seems, that many people with early signs of Alzheimer's disease dwell for years in a state of denial.
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Watch: Life in 'Ebola Country'

Health - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:28am
Funerals, ghost towns and haunted health workers. This is life in the Ebola zone. CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.
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Reporter asks: Can it be stopped?

Health - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:17am
As I stood in the sweltering heat outside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta earlier this week, President Barack Obama whispered in my ear.
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Desperation grows in Ebola zone

Health - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 9:35pm
Moses Kallie has lost 13 relatives, his parents included, to the deadly Ebola virus. His story is just one of too many in Liberia.
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FDA allows expanded use of experimental Ebola drug

Health - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:32pm
An experimental Ebola drug that's still in development may now be used to treat more people with the disease, according to Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
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I am a human guinea pig

Health - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:53pm
Earlier this week, Brian Shepherd sat down in a small doctor's office in Bethesda, Maryland. A technician swabbed his arm and gave him a quick jab with a needle.
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Ebola lockdown workers find dozens of cases

Health - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:49pm
One hundred thirty new cases of Ebola were identified during a three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone, Stephen Gaojia, the country's head of emergency operations, said Monday.
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700 infants exposed to TB at Texas hospital

Health - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:38pm
More than 700 infants and 40 health care workers have been exposed to tuberculosis, commonly called TB, at a hospital in El Paso, Texas, according to the city's Department of Public Health.
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Power walker loses 150 pounds

Health - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 7:22am
In the fall of 2011, Jen Corn was the heaviest she had ever been. Her family offered to pay for weight loss surgery but she decided to lose the extra pounds on her own.
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7 ways to boost your happiness

Health - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 5:34am
Happiness isn't just an emotional state. Science shows people who are happy live longer and healthier lives.
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