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Jason Beaubien

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Rumor Patrol: No, A Snake In A Bag Did Not Cause Ebola

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The largest outbreak in history is giving birth to what may be the largest outbreak of Ebola rumors. It's a curse! It's carried by mosquitoes. Or ... a snake. Here's a look at what people are saying.

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Ebola Is A Deadly Virus — But Doctors Say It Can Be Beaten

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

There is no cure for Ebola. But doctors are able to treat the virus successfully, raising hope that the outbreak that began in West Africa in March will eventually be brought under control.

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Facility Sets Up Extreme Precautions To Treat Ebola Patients

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is killing dozens by the week. Medical workers have responded by expanding a field hospital, taking extraordinary measures to contain infection.

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Ebola Wreaks Economic Woe In West Africa

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In eastern Sierra Leone, health officials have set up the world's largest treatment for the Ebola virus. Businesses in the area are suffering, and people are finding it difficult to earn a living.

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West African Villagers Fear Ebola Will Escape From The Grave

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Since the outbreak began last March, more than 600 people have died. This mounting death toll is presenting families and health authorities with a grim new problem: What do you do with the bodies?

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To Combat Ebola Outbreak, Health Officials Call For 'Drastic' Action

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The World Health Organization is wrapping up an emergency meeting with officials in West Africa about the Ebola virus. Local health ministries are saying they don't have enough funds to help contain what is now the largest and deadliest Ebola outbreak on record.

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Second Surge Of Ebola Strikes West Africa

Thursday, June 26, 2014

An Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest outbreak ever recorded. The first cases were confirmed in Guinea in March, but new cases have popped up in neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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As Death Count Rises, Health Officials Work To Stem Ebola's Spread

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The World Health Organization is reporting that the Ebola virus has yet to be contained in West Africa. It's one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in decades.

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The World Cup Reminds Us That All The World's A Soccer Field

Sunday, June 08, 2014

It doesn't matter if it's Asia or Africa or Central America, kids make a goal out of something, throw out a ball and the game is on.

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Thriving Towns In East Africa Are Good News For A Parasitic Worm

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The worm causes a debilitating intestinal disease called schistosomiasis. And the parasite is spreading rapidly because of an economic boom along the shores of East Africa's Lake Malawi.

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CIA Announces Plans To End Fake Vaccination Programs

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The phony vaccination programs were used in its spy operations abroad. The decision comes after leaders from U.S. public health schools brought the practice to light.

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How U.S. Hospitals Are Planning To Stop The Deadly MERS Virus

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A second case of the new Middle East respiratory syndrome has shown up in the U.S. The virus has been spreading through Saudi hospitals. Health officials expect more cases to appear here.

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Gene Sequencing Could One Day Make Malaria Easier To Treat

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A malaria patient can carry different parasites that respond differently to drugs. Now there's a way to profile the parasites, which could someday lead to more tailored treatments.

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The Comeback Of Polio Is A Public Health Emergency

Monday, May 05, 2014

The paralyzing virus had seemed on the verge of disappearing. But this year cases are being reported in 10 countries. The World Health Organization has responded with strict vaccination rules.

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Best Way To Get Women To Run For Office? Ask Repeatedly

Monday, May 05, 2014

Recruiters for political parties say it's hard to get women to run for office. They're happy to join a campaign and raise money for others, but put themselves forward? That's a tougher proposition.

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To Fight Polio Outbreaks, WHO Lays Down New Rules

Monday, May 05, 2014

The World Health Organization says that recent polio outbreaks constitute a world health emergency. It's asking polio hot spots to require travelers leaving those countries show proof of vaccination.

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A Narrow High Court Win For Prayer Before Government Meetings

Monday, May 05, 2014

The Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 that the government can use Christian prayers to start town meetings, so long as legislators don't discriminate against non-Christians. It's a new chapter in the long-running fight over prayer in public places and on public occasions. NPR's Carrie Johnson explains what happened in the town of Greece, New York.

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Mysterious Kidney Disease Slays Farmworkers In Central America

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

One community has lost so many men that it's now called the Island of Widows. Researchers are struggling to figure out the cause of the disease. Some suspect a popular herbicide.

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Lab Rats May Be Stressed By Men, Which May Skew Experiments

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Scientists noticed the phenomenon when mice and rats did not react to pain in the presence of men. They ran an experiment and found it had to do with certain pheromones produced by men.

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Deadly Disease Out Of Middle East Draws Concerns Of Pandemic

Friday, April 25, 2014

Cases of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, are on the rise in Saudi Arabia. That's prompting concern among public health officials that the MERS virus has become more virulent.

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