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Crawling in a 'polio-free' country

Health - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 7:53am
In March of last year, it was announced that polio had been eradicated in India. Photographer Elena del Estal couldn't help but wonder about those already living with the disease.
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Breastfeeding linked to higher IQ

Health - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 7:53am
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Photos: Inside the plane

Health - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 9:14am
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Battling childhood blindness and deafness

Health - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 9:11am
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Americans exposed to Ebola patient return

Health - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 8:46am
Two more American aid workers who had high-risk exposure to Ebola in Sierra Leone arrived back in the United States on Monday for monitoring
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Chris Borland, 24, to retire from NFL

Health - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:44pm
You're a 24-year-old professional football player. You signed a nearly $3 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers and banked a $600,000 bonus. You're looking real pretty after a stellar rookie season. But there's something seriously bothering you. You keep thinking, what if, one day, all those hits, those concussions, add up? Is your health really worth the risk?
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Why are these NFLers retiring early?

Health - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:07pm
Patrick Willis, the San Francisco 49er linebacker, isn't really sure what he'll do next, but he knows he won't play another game in the National Football League. Although fans around the globe are begging the 30-year-old, seven-time Pro Bowler to "unretire," Willis said his nagging injuries and desire for a happy life are why he walked away.
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Should we raise legal smoking age?

Health - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 8:38am
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Maria Shriver: Let's wipe out Alzheimer's

Health - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 8:37am
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Contact lens with built-in telescope

Health - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:56am
Smart contact lenses are using miniscule mirrors and filters to give telescopic vision.
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Work-life balance and getting in shape

Health - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 9:47am
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Ebola virus: Nine things to know

Health - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 7:52am
Hundreds of people are dead as the worst Ebola virus outbreak in history sweeps through West Africa.
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U.S. Ebola patient arrives at hospital from Sierra Leone

Health - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 7:47am
An American health care worker who came down with Ebola while volunteering in West Africa arrived Friday at a National Institutes of Health hospital in Maryland for treatment, the NIH said.
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Misuse of garments caused exposure at monkey lab?

Health - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 2:45pm
The misuse of outer protective garments may have led to the exposure of a potentially deadly strain of bacteria at the Tulane National Primate Research Center near New Orleans, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.
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Comic takes on Cerebral Palsy misconceptions

Health - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:57pm
March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. Don't feel bad if you did not know that. I didn't either until someone recently slapped a picture of a green ribbon and a message wishing me a "Happy CP Awareness Month" on my Facebook page. I always thought March was Women's History Month.
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Boy gets prosthetic arm

Health - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:13am
Limbitless Solutions made a prosthetic arm for 7-year-old Alex Pring and had Robert Downey Jr. give it to him in person.
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Are you your germs? Microbe genes slipped into DNA

Health - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 8:45am
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Eat yourself healthy with these superfoods

Health - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 8:44am
An apple a day keeps the doctor away -- but is that enough to keep us fit and strong?
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Losing a brain tumor, gaining perspective

Health - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 7:34am
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U.S. Ebola patient headed to NIH

Health - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 7:32am
The National Institutes of Health said Thursday that it plans to admit to its Maryland hospital an American health care worker with Ebola.
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