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NJ hospitals score high on safety

New Jersey's hospitals are in the top five nationwide for safety, according to the newest report card from The Leapfrog Group.

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Keeping trick-or-treaters street-safe on Halloween night

Taking to the streets in search of candy makes Halloween a favorite holiday for children, but it's also one of the deadliest nights of the years for pedestrians.

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The Cologuard test is the first to look for cancer-related DNA in stool, and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration last month.  (AP Photo/Mayo Clinic)
The Cologuard test is the first to look for cancer-related DNA in stool, and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration last month. (AP Photo/Mayo Clinic)
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New home test shakes up colon cancer screening

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do.

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Seasonal respiratory virus prompts warnings to parents

There has been a lot of publicity lately about the dangers associated with enterovirus 68, but health officials are warning New Jersey parents to watch out for another type of virus that can be more problematic and deadly.

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Marijuana candy increasing in NJ

Add this to the list of potential Halloween hazards this year: pot-laced candy.

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Head of USAID Rajiv Shah at an Ebola Isolation center run by Doctors Without Borders in Donka, Guinea, Oct. 16.  (AP Photo/Youssouf Bah)
Head of USAID Rajiv Shah at an Ebola Isolation center run by Doctors Without Borders in Donka, Guinea, Oct. 16. (AP Photo/Youssouf Bah)
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Should returning Ebola health workers be quarantined?

NEW YORK (AP) -- The case of the U.S. doctor stricken with Ebola left lawmakers on Capitol Hill, scientists and ordinary New Yorkers wondering why he was out on the town after his return from West Africa - and why stronger steps aren't being taken to quarantine medical workers.

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Marie-Paule Kieny of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini)
Marie-Paule Kieny of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini)
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WHO: 5 more Ebola vaccines to be tested in March

LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.

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Ebola screening details revealed

State officials have released more details of the extra screening and staffing at Newark Liberty International Airport, one of five airports nationwide that are accepting travelers from three Ebola-affected countries in West Africa.

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Health workers bury the body of a woman suspected of having died of the Ebola virus on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Monday.  (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
Health workers bury the body of a woman suspected of having died of the Ebola virus on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Monday. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
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Ebola vaccine trials may launch in West Africa in January

GENEVA (AP) -- The hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data soon about whether two experimental vaccines are safe and could lead to larger medical trials in West Africa by January, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday.

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Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago
Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
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CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

ATLANTA (AP) -- Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.

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