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Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola outbreak, Guinea

From Doctors Without Borders

Mission group: Another US doctor has Ebola

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is much worse than official figures show, and other countries are unintentionally making it harder to control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden told CNN on Tuesday. The call for action came as a missionary organization announced that another one of its doctors working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus.

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CDC

Experimental Ebola vaccine trial starts soon

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.

Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

Brent Swails/CNN

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.

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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

Courtesy 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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Paige Foster/SXC

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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Centers for Disease Control

Senegal confirms first Ebola case

The West African country of Senegal has confirmed its first Ebola case one week after closing its border with Guinea over fears that the deadly outbreak could spread, the Senegalese Press Agency reported Friday.

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