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CDC makes faster test for enterovirus strain behind outbreak

CDC makes faster test for enterovirus strain behind outbreak

A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014.

WHO says Ebola epidemic still spreading in West Africa

WHO says Ebola epidemic still spreading in West Africa

Bruce Aylward, World Health Organization assistant Director General in charge of the operational response on Ebola gestures during a news briefing at the WHO headquarters in Geneva October 14, 2014.

U.S. Ebola fears fuel new demand for protective gear

U.S. Ebola fears fuel new demand for protective gear

Doctor Ingrid Donato (L) and registered nurse (RN) Kelly Sites, both with Samaritan's Purse, receive guidance on the proper protocol to remove their personal protection equipment from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) instructor Karen Williams (R) in preparation for the response to the current Ebola outbreak, during a CDC safety training course in Anniston, Alabama, October 6, 2014.

U.S. sets up rapid-response Ebola team; Dallas nurse improves

U.S. sets up rapid-response Ebola team; Dallas nurse improves

Registered nurse (RN) Sandy Sheble-Hall removes his goggles as per proper protocol directives given by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) instructors in preparation for the response to the current Ebola outbreak, during a CDC safety training course in Anniston, Alabama, October 6, 2014.

Trending NewsU.S. needs to rethink Ebola infection controls, says CDC chief

U.S. needs to rethink Ebola infection controls, says CDC chief

1 of 3. A member of the CG Environmental HazMat team disinfects the entrance to the residence of a health worker at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who has contracted Ebola in Dallas, Texas, October 12, 2014.

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HealthBoston patient does not appear to have Ebola, hospital says

Boston patient does not appear to have Ebola, hospital says

1 of 5. Ambulance workers wearing protective gear load a patient with possible Ebola symptons into the back of an ambulance at the Harvard Vanguard facility in Braintree, Massachusetts October 12, 2014 in this still image from video.

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HealthBoston patient does not appear to have Ebola, hospital says

Boston patient does not appear to have Ebola, hospital says

1 of 5. Ambulance workers wearing protective gear load a patient with possible Ebola symptons into the back of an ambulance at the Harvard Vanguard facility in Braintree, Massachusetts October 12, 2014 in this still image from video.

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HealthTexas health worker becomes first person to contract Ebola in U.S.

Texas health worker becomes first person to contract Ebola in U.S.

1 of 4. A metal barrel containing contaminated belongings of a health worker at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who has contracted Ebola is in front of the health worker's residence in Dallas, Texas, October 12, 2014.

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NewsConjoined twin Texas babies to take first step to separation surgery

Conjoined twin Texas babies to take first step to separation surgery

1 of 3. Conjoined twins Knatalye Hope Mata (front) and Adeline Faith Mata are pictured at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston in this July 25, 2014 handout photo obtained by Reuters October 9, 2014.

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HealthNew Jersey officials order 'symptom-less' NBC News crew into Ebola quarantine

New Jersey officials order 'symptom-less' NBC News crew into Ebola quarantine

Members of an NBC News crew who worked with a cameraman who contracted Ebola in Liberia have been quarantined, New Jersey health officials said on Saturday.

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HealthU.S. military faces new kind of threat with Ebola

U.S. military faces new kind of threat with Ebola

1 of 3. A soldier goes through the decontamination process with U.S. Army soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), who are earmarked for the fight against Ebola, take part in training before their deployment to West Africa, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky October 9, 2014.

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HealthLas Vegas sounds false alarm as global Ebola fears spread

Las Vegas sounds false alarm as global Ebola fears spread

A commercial plane was briefly quarantined on a Las Vegas airport tarmac on Friday, sending airline shares down as worldwide fears increased that Ebola could spread outside West Africa, where it has killed more than 4,000 people.

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HealthU.S. begins enhanced Ebola screening program at New York's JFK airport

U.S. begins enhanced Ebola screening program at New York's JFK airport

A video journalist films a sign asking patients to inform staff if they have fever, cough, trouble breathing, rash, vomiting or diarrhea symptoms and have recently traveled internationally or have had contact with someone who recently traveled internationally at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, New York October 8, 2014.

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HealthU.S. Republican Senator still undecided on Ebola funding increase

U.S. Republican Senator still undecided on Ebola funding increase

Senate Armed Services Committee ranking member Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) (C) talks to media after departing a closed hearing on Iraq and Afghanistan in Washington July 8, 2014.

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HealthFears grow in United States over Ebola's spread outside West Africa

Fears grow in United States over Ebola's spread outside West Africa

A sign asks patients to inform staff if they have fever, cough, trouble breathing, rash, vomiting or diarrhea symptoms and have recently traveled internationally or have had contact with someone who recently traveled internationally at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, New York October 8, 2014.

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HealthEbola patient dies in Texas; five U.S. airports to screen for fever

Ebola patient dies in Texas; five U.S. airports to screen for fever

The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died on Wednesday, underscoring questions about the quality of care he received, and the government ordered five airports to start screening passengers from West Africa for fever.

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HealthObamacare website likely ready for record-breaking traffic: official

Obamacare website likely ready for record-breaking traffic: official

A man looks over the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) signup page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York in this October 2, 2013 photo illustration.

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HealthU.S. working on new screenings for Ebola but no travel ban

U.S. working on new screenings for Ebola but no travel ban

1 of 5. NBC freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo who contracted Ebola in Liberia, is shown in this family photo released on October 6, 2014.

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Trending NewsSierra Leone records 121 Ebola deaths in a single day

Sierra Leone records 121 Ebola deaths in a single day

A health worker takes the temperature of people at a news conference on the opening of a new Ebola clinic, outside Monrovia October 3, 2014.

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Trending NewsDallas Ebola patient fighting for life, another headed to Nebraska

Dallas Ebola patient fighting for life, another headed to Nebraska

1 of 4. Workers in hazardous material suits step out of an apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in Dallas, Texas, October 5, 2014.

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Many overweight children think they are thinner

Most children and teens who are overweight perceive themselves to be much thinner than they actually are, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Obesity Linked to Low Endurance, Increased Fatigue in the Workplace

U.S. workplaces may need to consider innovative methods to prevent fatigue from developing in employees who are obese. Based on results from a new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH), workers who are obese may have significantly shorter endurance times when performing workplace tasks, compared with their non-obese counterparts.

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Wide-Faced Men Negotiate Nearly $2,200 Larger Signing Bonus

Study finds men with wider face are successful when negotiating for themselves, but not so when the situation requires compromise and collaboration

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Schizophrenia has clear genetic ties, new DNA study suggests

In the largest study of its kind, researchers have learnt there are over 100 genes that play a role in the development of schizophrenia - one of the most common psychiatric disorders affecting people around the world.

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Preschoolers Can Reflect on What They Don’t Know

Contrary to previous assumptions, researchers find that preschoolers are able to gauge the strength of their memories and make decisions based on their self-assessments. The study findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

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