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Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 at 05:36 PM EDT

CDC Chief Warns Against "False Hopes" on Ebola Drugs

CDC Chief Warns Against "False Hopes" on Ebola Drugs

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that the federal government is looking at experimental Ebola treatments but that even if testing goes well, scientists are "months or...

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 at 12:57 PM EDT

Tattoo Ink Causing Rash of Infections, FDA Warns

Tattoo Ink Causing Rash of Infections, FDA Warns

The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that not all tattoo ink is safe. Last month, California company White and Blue Lion Inc.

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 at 11:21 AM EDT

Facebook Page Rallies for One Direction to Visit Cancer Patient, 6

Facebook Page Rallies for One Direction to Visit Cancer Patient, 6

A six-year-old cancer patient in Massachusetts hoped to go to a One Direction concert this month with her friends, but ended up back in the ICU and won't be able to go. Her mom posted a message on...

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014 at 10:23 PM EDT

NIH Scientists Closer Than Ever to Ebola Vaccine

NIH Scientists Closer Than Ever to Ebola Vaccine

National Institutes of Health scientists have been working for more than a decade on an Ebola vaccine. As the latest outbreak continues to grow, so does the pressure to create a vaccine to prevent a disease that...

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014 at 08:24 PM EDT

"Gross" or "Magical": Families Burn Umbilical Cords

"Gross" or "Magical": Families Burn Umbilical Cords

Cord burning has been practiced by various cultures for many years, but it's becoming more popular in the states, with families saying that burning a baby's umbilical cord, instead of having a doctor cut...

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 at 02:14 AM EDT

Sick Patient in NYC Hospital Does Not Have Ebola: CDC

Sick Patient in NYC Hospital Does Not Have Ebola: CDC

The man who went to the Mount Sinai Hospital emergency room Monday with a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms after recently traveling to a West African country where cases of Ebola have been reported does...

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014 at 04:22 PM EDT

Ebola Outbreak: 5 Things Air Travelers Need to Know

Ebola Outbreak: 5 Things Air Travelers Need to Know

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which claimed at least 887 lives, has many people wondering whether the virus could be spread through air travel.

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014 at 03:38 PM EDT

New Ebola Treatment Uses an Old Idea

New Ebola Treatment Uses an Old Idea

The experimental treatment given to the two Americans infected with the Ebola virus uses an old idea, serum, devised more than 100 years ago in the 1800s, NBC News reported.

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 at 01:56 PM EDT

Safety Study: Dangers of Texting and Walking

Safety Study: Dangers of Texting and Walking

Researchers discovered teenagers are more at risk of getting hit by cars while distracted than any other demographic they have studied in the past.

Sunday, Aug 3, 2014 at 10:22 PM EDT

Mass. Doctor Heading to Africa to Help Fight Ebola

Mass. Doctor Heading to Africa to Help Fight Ebola

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia is taking her knowledge about infectious disease to Sierra Leone, where she'll be in the trenches, treating people who are suffering from the deadly Ebola

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