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US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC Director: Scale Of Ebola Crisis Unprecedented

The current Ebola crisis in West Africa is on pace to sicken more people than all other previous outbreaks of the disease combined, the health official leading the U.S. response said Thursday.

08/07/2014

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Experimental Drug 2 US Aid Workers Infected With Ebola Are Getting Has Never Been Tested For Safety In Humans

Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military.

08/05/2014

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Study: HIV Diagnoses Drop In US, But Increase In Young Gay Men

Number of HIV diagnoses among younger gay men increased from 2002 to 2011.

07/24/2014

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CDC: Antibiotics May Have Been Wrongly Prescribed For Influenza

New study finds doctors may be giving inappropriate treatments to patients with flu virus.

07/23/2014

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Study Finds High Number Of Deaths Linked To Excessive Drinking

A new study from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) finds excessive drinking accounts for nearly 1 in 10 deaths.

07/03/2014

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Poll: Just 36 Percent Of Americans Believe They Are Overweight, Although 66 Percent Actually Are

About 66 percent of Americans are considered overweight or obese by modern health standards, but the majority (55 percent) do not believe they are overweight and say they are not trying to drop the pounds, according to a recent Gallup poll.

06/19/2014

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Md. Ranks Top 10 in Best States For Teenage Drivers

Parents in Maryland may not need to worry as much when it comes to their teen getting behind the wheel of a car.

06/18/2014

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Study: Not Eating Red Meat May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

According to a new study, young women who eat less red meat may have a lower risk of developing breast cancer later in life.

06/13/2014

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CDC: Married Men More Likely to See Doctor For Checkups

Tie the knot, see a doc? A new study says men are more likely to get medical checkups if they’re married rather than just living with a woman.

06/11/2014

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Norovirus Affects Millions, Caused By Food Workers

According to recent government reports, nearly 20 million people get sick every year from contracting the norovirus.

06/04/2014

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