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Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A single funeral caused many....

US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus....

WHO: More Ebola cases in past week than any other
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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The past week has seen the highest increase of Ebola cases since the outbreak in West Africa began, the World Health Organization said Friday, offering more evidence that the crisis is worsening....





USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders....

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history....

Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls
CHICAGO (AP) -- Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke....

Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs
CHICAGO (AP) -- "Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found....

Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules....

OK, so we have germs. But they're our unique germs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, new research shows, you'll rapidly transfer your unique microbial fingerprint to the doorknobs, countertops and floors in your new house, too....

Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football
Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field....