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Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed

October 24, 2014 Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by Dec. 15

New York City Health Officials Confirm First Ebola Case

October 24, 2014 Dr. Craig Spencer worked with Doctors Without Borders, had just returned from Guinea in West Africa

Health Tip: Watch the Road on Halloween

October 24, 2014 Be careful of trick-or-treaters

Health Tip: When Your Child Needs to Lose Weight

October 24, 2014 Get doctor's approval before starting a diet

Multiple Drug Use Raises Infection Risk for 'Swinging' Couples

October 24, 2014 Researchers cite need for safe sex practices

Teens Who Dine With Their Families May Be Slimmer Adults

October 24, 2014 Study found eating meals together once or twice a week was tied to lower risk of becoming overweight

Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say

October 23, 2014 No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs

All People Returning From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Be Tracked

October 23, 2014 Travelers will have to take own temperatures, report to local health departments for 21-day incubation period

Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters

October 23, 2014 Small tubes reduce needle sticks, but can increase infection risk if left too long

Gene Scan Helps Diagnose Mystery Disorders in Children

October 23, 2014 Using DNA from parents and child, test hones in on disease-causing mutations

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