Bacteria on Florida beaches proves deadly

CBS Health - 0 sec ago
Three people have died in Florida after contracting harmful bacteria in warm coastal waters. Officials warn swimmers to be careful if they have any open wounds. CBS News' Bigad Shaban reports.
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E-cigarette benefits outweigh risks, study says

CBS Health - 1 hour 34 min ago
A study in the journal "Addiction" found that the benefits of e-cigarettes outweigh their potential health risks. Plus, new research on dementia suggests depression may be a factor. Marlie Hall reports on the day's top health news.
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Liberia pleads for help as Ebola spreads

CBS Health - 2 hours 33 min ago
Official tells CBS News the outbreak of the deadly virus is now "above the control of the national government"
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Peace Corps pulling volunteers amid Ebola fears

CBS Health - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 9:48pm
More than 300 volunteers are being evacuated from Liberia, Sierra Leona and Guinea after 2 volunteers were exposed to the virus
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Ebola outbreak "definitely not under control"

CBS Health - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:21pm
Concerns are growing about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus and whether it could reach the U.S. Stephan Monroe, deputy director of the CDC's National Center for Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, says the outbreak that's already killed hundreds in West Africa is a long way from over.
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Early treatment may cure "bubble boy" disease

CBS Health - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:19pm
Timing is everything when it comes to treating this rare genetic disorder that causes complete immunodeficiency
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U.S. Peace Corps volunteers exposed to Ebola

CBS Health - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 6:02pm
Two volunteers came in contact with now-deceased Ebola victim; Peace Corps evacuating its workers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea
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Could a blood test predict suicide risk?

CBS Health - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:28pm
Researchers say chemical clues in the body may help identify people most at risk
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CDC: Weather kills 2,000 per year, top culprit surprising

CBS Health - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:47pm
Report analyzed U.S. deaths attributed to the cold, the heat, storms, floods and lightning
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The worst time to have a heart attack

CBS Health - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:44pm
Timing is everything when it comes to survival from cardiac arrest, says a new study
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A generation of sun worshippers risk melanoma

CBS Health - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:18pm
A rise in deadly skin cancer among young adults spurs a "call to action" by the U.S. surgeon general
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Should you trust health apps on your phone?

CBS Health - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:27pm
With personal health going mobile, there are thousands of apps available -- but how do you know if they're accurate?
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Timing of heart attacks could mean life or death

CBS Health - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 9:53am
The American Heart Association says heart attacks suffered on nights and weekends are more likely to be deadly. Plus, research linking alcohol use to memory loss. Marlie Hall reports on the day's health headlines.
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Groups call for evacuation from Liberia amid Ebola outbreak

CBS Health - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:25am
Missionary groups pulling out nonessential personnel and asking for prayers for two American aid workers stricken with the deadly virus
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What's the prognosis for Ebola survivors?

CBS Health - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:28pm
Very few patients survive this deadly virus, and those who do may face lingering health issues
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Top Ebola doctor dies from the disease

CBS Health - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 7:09pm
Doctor contracted virus while treating patients in Sierra Leone; another victim is confirmed to be an American citizen
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Mississippi abortion law ruled unconstitutional in appeals court

CBS Health - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 6:13pm
State leaders had argued that law closing its only abortion clinic was fine because Mississippians could get them in other states
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Dieting at young age affects health later in life

CBS Health - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 5:27pm
Women who start dieting in childhood may see long-term health consequences decades later
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Tuberculosis patient tracked down in Calif., arrested

CBS Health - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 4:38pm
Eduardo Rosas Cruz, 25, had refused treatment for infectious disease; Cruz comes from place known for drug-resistant TB
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If there's a gene for happiness, you may find it here

CBS Health - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 2:52pm
Scientists say one country may hold the key to genetic clues for happiness
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