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October 17, 2014

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7:09 PM | 'Plainclothes Man' Near Ebola Patient at Risk?
A look at guidelines concerning protective gear finds that there is a lot up to interpretation. Continue reading →
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3:30 PM | New Technique Helps Find Consciousness in Coma Patients
Some patients who are in a coma may be aware of their surroundings even though they can't visibly communicate with others, and now, scientists have found a new way to help identify these patients.
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1:30 PM | Junk Food Diet Worse for Male Brains
Eating a high-fat and high-carb diet resulted in inflammation in the brain -- at least in male mice.
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12:03 PM | DNews: Living Near Highways Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death
A new study finds a correlation between living near a major roadway and an increased risk, in women, of suddenly becoming dead. Wait, what? Tara takes a closer look.
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10:00 AM | Quarantines: Why They Don't Work Well
Even in the face of a disease like Ebola, people value freedom and convenience over the public good.

October 16, 2014

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7:30 PM | Ebola Outbreak Was Quickly Contained in Congo: How?
A look at why one Ebola outbreak was contained, while the other spiraled out of control.
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4:45 PM | DNews: Can You Literally Be Scared to Death?
We've all said, at one time or another, that we were "scared to death" by something freak-out-worthy. But unless we were speaking from beyond the grave, we weren't being literal. Can we actually get dead from sheer fright?

October 15, 2014

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5:53 PM | Scary Clowns Plague California Towns
Scary, mysterious clowns have been spotted stalking two California towns. And it's not the first time. Continue reading →
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3:54 PM | Second U.S. Ebola Patient Took Flight Just Before Diagnosis
The CDC is reaching out to all 132 passengers who flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth on Oct. 13. Continue reading →
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12:50 PM | DNews: Frozen Poop Pills Poised to Save Lives
In what might be the most disgusting medical blessing ever, scientists have found that a pill full of poop may be the key to curing some very pesky, and often deadly, bacterial infections.

October 14, 2014

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4:51 PM | DNews: Exposure Therapy Helps People Control Their Fears
Could a therapeutic regimen retrain a person's brain and rid it of its fears? That's the idea behind exposure therapy, and Trace has the answer.
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1:40 PM | Elite Athletes Run the Risk of Bad Teeth
Athletes are often dogged by decaying teeth and gum disease, a problem in which sport drinks, high-carb diets and training regimens may play a part.
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1:10 PM | Can You Get Ebola from a Sneeze?
Experts say Ebola could theoretically be spread by a sneeze, but that the chances of that happening are minute. Continue reading →
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11:26 AM | DNews: Psychological Abuse the Most Common Childhood Trauma
Emotional abuse of children is the most prevalent and challenging form of neglect. So says the American Academy of Pediatrics. Why doesn't it seem to get the same attention as more visible forms of abuse?

October 13, 2014

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2:20 PM | CDC's Dirty Dozen: 12 Diseases Watched as Terrorist Threats
Ebola made the cut, as did anthrax and botulism. Find what other diseases government officials are closely monitoring.
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11:50 AM | Second US Ebola Case Raises Questions About Safety Protocols
A Texas Department of State Health Services insists that authorities were working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread.
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9:56 AM | DNews: Why Do We Twitch Before Falling Asleep?
You know that jerky, twitchy, feels-like-you're-falling thing you feel sometimes just before you drift off to sleep? That's called the hypnogogic state, and Trace explains what going on with this phenomenon.

October 12, 2014

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1:00 PM | Second Possible Ebola Case Reported in Texas
A health care worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the man who died of Ebola, has tested positive for the disease.

October 11, 2014

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12:15 PM | Seven Accused African Witches Burned to Death
Seven people in East Africa were killed earlier this week after being accused of witchcraft. Continue reading →

October 10, 2014

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12:00 PM | Pakistan's Malala and India's Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize
The 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai survived being shot in the head by the Taliban and has led the effort to ensure education rights for girls around the world.
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11:00 AM | Why Is Ebola So Terrifying?
Any disease is scary, but why is Ebola especially terrifying? Here are some answers. Continue reading →

October 09, 2014

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7:00 PM | Awareness After Death? Study Hints It Exists
Some believe consciousness does not originate in the brain, but is filtered by the brain.
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3:40 PM | Why Ebola Won't Spread in the United States
Isolation, contact tracing, protection and hydration are the keys to beating the spread of Ebola.
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2:29 PM | Explainer: Are Pro-Life Groups Setting Up Fake Abortion Clinics?
For women seeking information on abortions, crisis pregnancy centers may seem like legitimate establishments to go to for guidance. Yet recent reports indicate that many of these clinics are deliberately lying to women about pregnancy termination.

October 08, 2014

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5:57 PM | DNews: Is Enterovirus D68 Worse Than Ebola?
Enterovirus is currently causing panic in the United States. What exactly is enterovirus D68, and just how much should we be worried? Tara is here to explain.
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4:00 PM | Ebola Patient in Texas Dies
A Liberian man who was diagnosed with Ebola in Texas has died.
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1:50 PM | Spanish Officials Obtain Order to Kill Ebola Nurse's Dog
The husband of the Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola is denouncing the decision by health officials as cruel and unnecessary.

October 07, 2014

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11:00 PM | City Prints: Cities Take Four Main Shapes: Photos
Some Americans live as Europeans do, while other people around the world live in cities with very eccentric layouts.
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10:01 PM | Weight Discrimination Is Surprisingly Rare, Study Finds
Weight discrimination, while serious, is rarer than most people assume, new research suggests. Continue reading →
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6:00 PM | 1976 Ebola Outbreak's Lesson: Behaviors Must Change
Altering traditional burial practices so that people could avoid catching the virus from dead patients was critical in 1976.
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