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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.

Senegal is the fifth country in the reg...

MDA's central Missouri goodwill ambassador speaks on her condition

Each year the Muscular Dystrophy Association chooses children affected by a muscle disease to be goodwill ambassadors.

Cole Co. Commission weighs in on sewage leak issue

Cole County Commissioners met Wednesday morning to discuss a wastewater sewage ordinance that eventually passed. 

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Ebola cases accelerating, officials say

The Ebola outbreak "continues to accelerate" in West Africa and has killed 1,552 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

The total number of cases stands at 3,069, with 40% occurring in the past three weeks. "However, most cases are conc...

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Experimental Ebola vaccine trial starts soon

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

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Why ab workouts are a waste of time

You've been trying forever to get that elusive six-pack: the holy grail of fitness goals. None of the gizmos and doodads advertised online or on TV have worked, so you figure it's time to sign up for that 30-minute abs class at the gym.

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Doctors: School start times unhealthy for students

If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.

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Raw milk sickens 45 in Utah

Raw milk from Utah has sickened 45 people, according to the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food.

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Lawsuit challenges FIFA concussion rules

A group of current and former soccer players has filed a lawsuit against FIFA, claiming soccer's world governing body isn't doing enough to manage the issue of concussion in the game.

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Ebola outbreak: 'Even worse than I'd feared'

"It's even worse than I'd feared," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday of the Ebola outbreak rampaging through West Africa. "Every day this outbreak goes on, it increases the risk for another ex...

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