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Kent Brantly, wife

Ebola victim: 'Felt like I was about to die'

Dr. Kent Brantly had stared death in the face many times, doing all he could against frightful odds to save Ebola victims in West Africa.

Until death stared back.

Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola outbreak, Guinea

Mission group: Another US doctor has Ebola

The Ebola outbreak is much worse than official figures show and is "spiraling out of control," a leading U.S. official said Tuesday -- due in part, he said, to some countries that inadvertently have made it harder to corral the deadly disease.

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Human Ebola vaccine trial to start

A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin this week at the National Institutes of Health, amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly virus in West Africa.

After an expedited review by the U.S. Food and Drug Admin...

Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

Ebola zone: Funerals and ghost towns

At the gravesite in a northern Liberia village, there are no religious or traditional burial rites. No ceremony, no mourning, no family members, and no final goodbyes.

Parents of cancer stricken son

Parents of son with cancer refuse UK return

The British couple arrested in Spain after pulling their cancer-stricken son out of a Southampton Hospital told a judge they will not return to the UK voluntarily, according to a Madrid court where they appeared on Monday.

Shannon Britton

What they don't tell you about losing weight

At 27 years old, I weighed 486 pounds and decided to have gastric bypass surgery. I know what you might be thinking: "Oh, you took the easy way out." Let me tell you, having weight loss surgery is far from easy.

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Train your brain to crave healthy food

It may be possible to rewire your brain so that it wants -- craves, even -- healthier foods. How? By following a healthy diet.

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5 studies: Coffee good, junk food bad

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body.

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Execs on trial for tainted peanut butter

It was in a bland, windowless third-floor courtroom here that Jeff Almer first locked eyes with the man he holds responsible for his mother's death.

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Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin

The face of heroin abuse in America is changing.

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