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October 25, 2014

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5:40 PM | This Family Doesn't Sweat: Here's Why
People with a rare disorder called anhidrosis cannot produce sweat, and now a new study finds that the condition may be caused by a mutation in a single gene.
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12:00 PM | Can You Get Ebola on Public Transportation?
News that a doctor in New York with Ebola traveled on the subway the day before he developed symptoms of the disease may have some people worried about contracting Ebola on public transportation.

October 24, 2014

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6:00 PM | Nurse Free of Ebola, Excited to Reunite With Dog
Another Ebola victory: Nina Pham, the first nurse in Dallas to be infected with Ebola, is now free of the virus.
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3:30 PM | Ancient Humans May Not Have Been Redheads
Ancient humans found with red hair weren't necessarily redheads in life, but may have acquired their carrot tops after death, a new study finds.
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1:05 PM | First Ebola Case Hits New York
A doctor who recently returned to New York from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tests positive for the deadly virus.
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11:00 AM | The Science (and Non-Science) of the Ouija
Ouija, the mysterious oracle, has mystified many for decades, apparently contacting the dead. How does it work? Continue reading →

October 23, 2014

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9:00 PM | Oldest High-Altitude Settlement Found in Andes
Two ancient sites found high in the Peruvian Andes reveal humans have been living at extremely high altitude since at least 12,000 years ago.
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6:30 PM | The Ethics of Treating Ebola
Two experts on medical ethics address the most pressing Ebola ethical questions, from performing CPR to the use of medical placebos.
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5:17 PM | DNews: Is Your Personality Affected by Your Birth Season?
A new study argues that the season in which your were born can help determine your personality and even significantly impact your risk of developing mood disorders.
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1:00 PM | The Science Behind Renee Zellweger's New Face
The 45-year-old actress looked almost unrecognizable to fans who know her best from her earlier movies.

October 22, 2014

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5:00 PM | 45,000-Year-Old Man Was Human-Neanderthal Mix
A Siberian man who was part human and part Neanderthal is shedding light on when Africans first successfully settled in Europe and Asia...and mated with Neanderthals who were already living there. Continue reading →
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5:00 PM | 'Hobbit Humans' Actually Might Not Have Been Human
The Hobbit Human descended from the more-ancient, pre-human group Australopithecus, argues one of the world's leading anthropologists. Continue reading →

October 21, 2014

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9:39 PM | Urbanites Prefer Manly Men, Feminine Women
Preference for ultra-masculine men and ultra-feminine women is an urban habit, a new study suggests. Continue reading →
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3:44 PM | Ebola Patients Generate 440 Gallons of Medical Waste Daily
Each Ebola patient produces a staggering amount of waste that includes everything from the oft mentioned bodily fluids to contaminated bed sheets. Continue reading →
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9:41 AM | DNews: Drinking Alcohol Can Really Mess with Your Sperm
All it takes is one drink a week for sperm count and overall quality to be degraded, at least that's all it took in a study of 1,200 Danish soldiers. Ross Everett stops by to explain.

October 20, 2014

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5:18 PM | DNews: Healthy Food Three Times the Cost of Unhealthy Fare
A study out of the U.K. finds healthy food prices rising three times faster than less healthy foodstuff. Tara find out why it takes bigger bucks to dine well.
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3:30 PM | 'Oldest Parisian': Neanderthal Fossil Suggests Hunting Injury
One of three newly found prehistoric arm bones, likely from a Neanderthal, suggests that the individual had a muscle injury near the shoulder.
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11:56 AM | DNews: There's More to Why We Blink Than Meets the Eye
It turns out there's a whole lot more to our blinking habit than merely keeping our eyeballs moist and clean. Trace explains why what we're doing impacts how often we blink.

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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