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Ebola Patient’s Condition Upgraded at NIH

The American healthcare worker being treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health is now upgraded from serious to fair...

Health Reform

DC & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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SEYNE, FRANCE - MARCH 25:  In this handout image supplied by the Ministere de l'Interieur (French Interior Ministry), search and rescue teams attend to the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus in the French Alps on March 25, 2015 near Seyne, France.  Germanwings flight 4U9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf  has crashed in Southern French Alps. All 150 passengers and crew are thought to have died.  (Photo by F. Balsamo - Gendarmerie nationale / Ministere de l'Interieur via Getty Images)

Mental Health Vetting Of Pilots Ineffective, US Experts Say

There is little effective, real-world screening of airline pilots for mental problems despite regulations in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere that say mental health should be part of their regular medical exams, pilots and safety experts said.

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Study: HIV Can Evolve In Patients’ Brains

The AIDS virus is capable of genetically evolving and independently replicating in patients’ brains early on, according to new research funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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Study: No Evidence Of Ebola Virus Evolution In West Africa

New research on the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa suggests that the virus is not becoming more severe or transmissible, according to a National Institutes of Health study in Science.

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Report: Arlington, Montgomery Among Healthiest Counties in U.S.

Income, access to doctors, smoking rates – these are just some factors considered for the healthiest, and least healthiest, counties list that was released Wednesday.

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Report: Almost Everything We Do to Avoid Germs is Useless

If you’re obsessively compulsive about using hand sanitizer, or you classify yourself as a germaphobe who avoids public surfaces at all costs, a new report might surprise you.

4D Ultrasound of Unborn Babies

4D Ultrasounds Show What Happens When Pregnant Women Smoke

Ultrasound images have gotten so good that many pregnant women are getting 4D scans made for keepsakes, but a new study says those high-def scans can actually shed light on the harmful effects of smoking while pregnant.

Director Angelina Jolie attends the UK Premiere of 'Unbroken' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 25, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

Angelina Jolie Undergoes Further Preventive Surgery

Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?