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Rob Stein

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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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Authorities Find Man Who Had Contact With Dallas Ebola Patient

Monday, October 06, 2014

Officials are keeping watch on 48 people to see if any of them develop signs of the virus. These are the people who had contact with Thomas Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S.

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'Inner GPS' Discovery Wins Nobel Prize In Medicine

Monday, October 06, 2014

U.S.-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegian husband and wife Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser have won for discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain.

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Researchers Aim For Wider Genetic Screening For Breast Cancer

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Mary-Claire King, who identified the first breast cancer gene, calls for more women to be screened for genetic mutations. Now, doctors only recommend women who have a family history get screened.

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Researcher Urges Wider Genetic Screening For Breast Cancer

Monday, September 08, 2014

Genetic tests are recommended for women with a family history of breast cancer. One researcher says all women should be screened, but others say there's not enough evidence that they are at risk.

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Experimental Drug Saves Monkeys Stricken With Ebola

Friday, August 29, 2014

Even when monkeys were near death, an Ebola treatment called ZMapp was able to save them. The drug has been used in a few people, but the limited supply has been exhausted.

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