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Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola outbreak, Guinea

From Doctors Without Borders

WHO: Ebola death toll tops 700

Ebola is believed to have killed 729 people in West Africa from March through July 27, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Ebola virus

CDC

What is Ebola and why does it kill?

The deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus on record has sparked fears that the killer virus could spread from West Africa to other regions and continents.

doctor checking man's hearing ears

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Uber-inspired app brings a doc to your door

When you're sick, sometimes it feels impossible to get out of bed, let alone get to the doctor. And the last thing anyone wants to do is spend hours at the emergency room. So Silicon Valley is retooling a service that was common almost a century ago: the house call.

Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola outbreak, Guinea

From Doctors Without Borders

Could Ebola come to the United States?

A man boards a plane in Liberia with a slight fever. As the jet nears an airport in New York, his temperature rises; his throat grows sore.

It's the flu, he thinks after he lands, but he's wrong. He's caught the deadly Ebola virus.

He soon dies of hem...

Plane

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What is risk of catching Ebola on a plane?

Deadly diseases like Ebola are only a plane ride away. In today's interconnected world, linked by transoceanic flights, one infected person can trigger a domino effect that pays no attention to borders.

KFC Kentucky Fried Chicken

Tim Wimborne/Reuters

Another food scandal? KFC just cannot win

KFC is scrambling to limit the fallout of a second food scandal to hit its business in 19 months.

Depressed anxious woman, depression

SXC

Could a blood test predict suicides?

Approximately 36,000 deaths are caused by suicide each year in the United States. What if a simple blood test could one day help prevent that from happening?

Super Sam's family gives back with blood drive

6-year-old Sam Santhuff is more popularly known as "Super Sam."

VA Medical Center

CNN

House approves bill to overhaul VA

The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a $16 billion bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. House approves filing lawsuit against president

Boone Hospital Center

Boone Hospital Center

Boone Hospital ranked #4 hospital in Missouri

Boone Hospital Center in Columbia has earned a top ranking in the state of Missouri by U.S. News and World Report.

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