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Ebola Patient at NIH Downgraded to Critical Condition

The Ebola patient who was admitted to the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda Friday is now in critical condition, hospital officials said Monday.


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Fake Bar Part of Research Into Anti-Drinking Drug

There’s no skunky bar odor amid the beer taps. Instead of booze, colored water fills the bottles. The real alcohol is locked away but still close enough for the extra temptation of smell — and to test the safety of a new drug designed to help heavy drinkers say “when” sooner than usual.


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Survey: E-cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use

Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government’s annual drug use survey finds.


The abnormality affects the hippocampus, the part of the brain closely linked to breathing, heart rate and body temperature. (Photo Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Study: Over 40 Percent Of Infants Who Died From SIDS Had Brain Abnormality

The abnormality affects the hippocampus, the part of the brain closely linked to breathing, heart rate and body temperature.


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Study Suggests Genetic Link For Male Homosexuality

A large study of gay brothers adds to evidence that genes influence men’s chances of being homosexual, but the results aren’t strong enough to prove it.


a sign warning of the dangers of ebola outside a government hospital  in Freetown, Sierra Leone. (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Surgeon With Ebola Coming To U.S. For Care

Dr. Martin Salia tested positive for the virus in Sierra Leone. He will be flown to Omaha for treatment at the Nebraska Medical Center.


Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens during a hearing the Senate Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill on Nov. 12, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Top US Health Official: Clinical Trials Of Possible Ebola Vaccine Will Start Soon In West Africa

A top U.S. health official says long-anticipated clinical trials of a possible Ebola vaccine will start soon in West Africa, as the global response to the outbreak took on added urgency with new cases in Mali and reports that the death toll has surpassed 5,000.


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Hospital: American Video Journalist Free of Ebola

An Omaha hospital says an American video journalist is free of Ebola and will be released soon.


Well wishers line the road near the Frederick airport, where nurse Nina Pham was flown on her way to the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Health Officials: 1st American Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Upgraded To Good Condition

Nina Pham is being treated at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda; she contracted the virus while treating the first American infection at a hospital in Dallas.


Nina Pham, 26, the first person infected with Ebola in the United States, steps off the plane October 16, 2014 during a transfer at Frederick, Maryland, Municipal Airport to an ambulance en route to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Pham was closely involved in the care of a Liberian man, Thomas Eric Duncan, who was the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States. Duncan died of Ebola on October 8th at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Dallas Nurse With Ebola in Maryland Downgraded to ‘Fair’ Condition

The first Dallas nurse to have contracted Ebola after treating an infected Liberian man was transferred late Thursday from a Dallas hospital to a specialized medical facility in Maryland.