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Rob Stein

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One More Reason To Reach For A Paper Book Before Bed

Friday, December 26, 2014

Using an e-reader before trying to nod off may disrupt sleep more than reading a paper book, a study suggests. Scientists suspect the screen's blue light is messing with a sleep-inducing hormone.

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Mishandling Of Ebola Sample May Have Exposed CDC Technician To Virus

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The worker will be monitored for symptoms. Officials are investigating the incident, in which the virus was moved from a high-security lab to a low-security lab at the CDC's headquarters in Atlanta.

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FDA Allows Gay Men To Donate Blood

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration announced plans to change a decades-old policy banning men who have ever had sex with another man — even once — from giving blood for life.

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Baby Thrives Once 3-D-Printed Windpipe Helps Him Breathe

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Michigan doctors used 3-D printing to custom-make a splint to prop open Garrett Peterson's defective windpipe last January. He's home with his parents this Christmas, as "normal life" begins.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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