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The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends delaying classes for all teens until at least 8:30 a.m. It says lack of sleep has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends delaying classes for all teens until at least 8:30 a.m. It says lack of sleep has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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Pediatricians’ Rx for teen school problems: Later start times

CHICAGO (AP) -- Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.

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Qingdao Takes Strict Precautions Against Ebola Virus
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Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa -- once more of it can be made.

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Dr. Robert Palinkas, director of the McKinley Health Center at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Ill., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Dr. Robert Palinkas, director of the McKinley Health Center at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Ill., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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US colleges may screen West African students for Ebola

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 campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

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US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.

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(Toniann Antonelli, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Are your kids huffing?

A New Jersey lawmaker is concerned that children could be using aerosol dusters, most commonly used to clean computer keyboards, to get high. Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini (R-Ocean) sponsors a bill to make it tougher for minors to get their hands on the product.

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Dogs affected by kids going back to school

Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer.

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Chicken cutlets recalled over listeria concerns

FAIRFIELD, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey company is recalling more than 8,300 pounds of chicken cutlets because of possible listeria contamination.

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An infusion drug to treat cancer is administered to a patient via intravenous drip at a cancer center hospital in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
An infusion drug to treat cancer is administered to a patient via intravenous drip at a cancer center hospital in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
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Health insurers still find ways to discourage sick from enrolling

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using wiggle room to discourage the sickest - and costliest - patients from enrolling.

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E-Cigarettes Become Increasingly Popular Amongst Smokers
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Report: E-cig use among kids has tripled

The number of kids who have never smoked a traditional cigarette, but have used an electronic cigarette tripled between 2011 and 2013, according to a new report released on Aug. 25 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Do-it-yourself blood pressure monitoring 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.

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