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Rob Stein

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Teens Now Reach For E-Cigarettes Over Regular Ones

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Nearly 9 percent of 8th graders, more than 16 percent of 10th graders and more than 17 percent of high school seniors have used the devices in the past month, the survey found.

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Methane Bursts On Mars Could Hint At Previous Life

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Scientists have seen mysterious bursts of methane in the Martian atmosphere, and they can't rule out the possibility that the methane was made by something that was once alive on Mars.

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Louisiana's Edwin Edwards May Be On His Last Political Stand

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The 87-year-old former Democratic governor and convicted felon is in a congressional runoff with Republican Garrett Graves and voters will decide between the two on Saturday.

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This Year's Flu Season Could Be A Bad One

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The most common strain of flu virus circulating this year tends to cause a lot of serious illness and more deaths than usual. It's also not a great match for this year's flu vaccine.

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CDC Warns That The Flu Season May Be A Bad One

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The main flu strain circulating now tends to send more people to the hospital than other strains. It also causes more deaths, especially among the elderly, children and people with health issues.

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FDA Considers Allowing Blood Donations From Some Gay Men

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The lifetime ban on blood from any man who has had sex with men dates to the 1980s, before there was a good test to screen for HIV. Critics say the policy is outmoded and needlessly discriminatory.

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Colorectal Cancer Cases Are Dropping — Except Among Young Adults

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The number of Americans getting and dying from colorectal cancer has been dropping steadily except for one group — younger adults.

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Treatment For HIV Runs Low In U.S., Despite Diagnosis

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says only a third of Americans infected with HIV have the virus under control. Most have been diagnosed, though that's less common among the young.

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Thousands Of Kids Sickened By Laundry Pods That Are Hard To Resist

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thousands of kids are being poisoned by ingesting detergent "pods," those increasingly popular alternatives to liquid detergents. Their colorful packaging and design are apparently hard for a lot of kids to resist.

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Combining The DNA Of Three People Raises Ethical Questions

Monday, November 10, 2014

Scientists in England are ready to do something that's never been done before — combine the DNA of two women and one man to create embryos that don't carry hereditary mitochondrial disorders.

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Is It Legal To Quarantine Someone Who's Not Sick?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

State and local governments have the legal authority to impose mandatory quarantines. But law experts are debating whether some states' new Ebola quarantine policies may be stepping over the line.

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Should Police Be Able To Keep Their Devices Secret?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Officers use "Stingrays" to mimic a cell phone tower and intercept information from phones in a whole neighborhood. The federal government and police have kept such devices under wraps for years.

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CDC To Step Up Monitoring Of Travelers From Ebola-Affected Regions

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced a plan to start actively monitoring everyone arriving in the U.S. from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

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CDC Releasing New Guidelines For Health Workers Treating Ebola

Monday, October 20, 2014

The CDC is issuing new guidelines for how hospital workers should protect themselves from Ebola. The revised guidelines come after the virus spread from a Liberian traveler to two nurses in Texas.

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Retracing Ebola's Steps

Friday, October 17, 2014

A look back at how the Ebola outbreak got to where it is today.

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Study Finds Human Stem Cells May Help To Treat Patients

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

For the first time, scientists are reporting that human embryonic stem cells may be helping treat patients — in one instance, the cells seem to been enabling some blind people to see better.

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Embryonic Stem Cells Restore Vision In Preliminary Human Test

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cells derived from embryos appear to have improved vision in more than half of the 18 patients who had become legally blind because of two progressive, currently incurable eye diseases.

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'Breach In Protocol" Suspected In 2nd Texas Ebola Case

Monday, October 13, 2014

The first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the U.S. has led to the first transmission of Ebola from one person to another in this country. It happened in Dallas where Thomas Duncan was being treated.

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Scientists Coax Human Embryonic Stem Cells Into Making Insulin

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Researchers have found a way to mass- produce the pancreatic cells that are insulin factories inside the body. The findings could eventually lead to treatments that would transform diabetes care.

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3 Neuroscientists To Share Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine

Monday, October 06, 2014

The $1.1 million prize will be split between John O'Keefe of University College in London and a husband-and-wife team, May-Britt and Edvard Moser of the Norwegian University in Trondheim.

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