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NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland
NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland (NIH)
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American who contracted Ebola arrives at Maryland hospital

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- An American healthcare worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit arrived safely at the National Institutes of Health's hospital in Maryland, officials announced early Friday.

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Scope
FILE - This file photo shows the tip of an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) duodenoscope. (AP Photo/U.S. Food and Drug Administration, File)
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FDA wants more info on scopes linked to “superbug” outbreaks

Federal health officials issued multiple announcements Thursday aimed at addressing growing safety concerns about medical scopes that have been linked to several recent "superbug" outbreaks.

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Measles Outbreak
A flyer about measles is displayed on a bulletin board at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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More children at risk of measles in wake of Ebola epidemic

With Ebola finally waning, researchers say hard-hit West Africa faces another threat: The possibility of large outbreaks of measles and other vaccine-preventable illnesses.

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Tetanus shot
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Tetanus shot may aid treatment of deadly brain cancer, says study

Can a tetanus shot help treat brain cancer? A small study hints that it might.

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Cocaine use is still a problem in NJ. (GeniusKp, ThinkStock)
Cocaine use is still a problem in NJ. (GeniusKp, ThinkStock)
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Cocaine 2015 – A legendary illegal drug continues to pose a threat

We've been hearing a lot lately about the heroin and prescription painkiller epidemic in New Jersey, but drug officials are warning of another drug that is also being frequently used, with deadly consequences.

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Bacterial meningitis suspected in death of Newark first-grader

 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Officials are urging parents to take precautions after a first-grader in Newark died of suspected bacterial meningitis.

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Kids’ egos – Parents who hover too closely can overinflate them

A new study suggests "overparenting," or "helicopter parenting," can inflate a child's ego and promote narcissism.

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Herbal Dietary Supplements
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More prosecutors join NY herbal supplement inquiry

Prosecutors from Connecticut, Indiana and Puerto Rico have joined New York's attorney general in an investigation of the herbal supplement industry, saying they're building on the long track record of state attorneys general upholding the rights of consumers.

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Pills
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Specialty drugs drive prescription spending jump, says report

Prescription drugs spending jumped 13 percent last year, the biggest annual increase since 2003, according to the nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager.

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Measles vaccine
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Vaccine exemption for religion could require more proof in NJ

There could soon be some hoops to jump through for parents who want their children to be exempt from vaccines for religious reasons.

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