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New York City aims to slim down Happy Meals

New York City wants to put the Happy Meal on a diet.

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California patient tests negative for Ebola

A patient isolated in a California hospital after possible Ebola exposure does not have the virus, testing revealed.

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Borders closing over Ebola fears

The West African country of Senegal has closed its borders with Guinea over fears that the Ebola outbreak could spread, according to the Senegalese Interior Ministry. The closure includes any aircraft and ships traveling to Senegal from Guinea, Sierr...

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DEA tightens rules on hydrocodone products

One person dies every 19 minutes from a prescription drug overdose in the United States. On Thursday, the Drug Enforcement Administration tried to combat this epidemic by saying it will tighten controls on hydrocodone products, some of the most commonly misused narcotic painkillers on the market.

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U.S. Ebola patients released from hospital

Dr. Kent Brantly walked around the room at Emory University Hospital on Thursday, hugging staff members and shaking hands.

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What happens when you survive Ebola?

Two American missionaries infected with the deadly Ebola virus were given an experimental drug.

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'Suicide tourism' to Switzerland has doubled

People from other countries are traveling to the state of Zurich for the "sole purpose of committing suicide, a report says.

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Are myths making the Ebola outbreak worse?

More than 1,200 people have died as the deadliest ever outbreak of Ebola takes hold in West Africa, but despite information campaigns, fear is spreading even more quickly than the virus itself.

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90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients' data

No industry has been hit harder by hacking and data breaches than health care.

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Patient tested for possible Ebola exposure in California

Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California.

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    What is heart disease?

    We've all heard the term "heart disease," but do you know what it really means? Learn more about the disorder.

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