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TUBMANBURG, LIBERIA - JANUARY 29: A health worker departs a high-risk section of the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU), on January 29, 2015 near Tubmanburg, Liberia. (John Moore, Getty Images)
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Obama says US has ‘risen to the challenge’ of fighting Ebola

President Barack Obama heralded "new phase in the fight" against Ebola on Wednesday and said progress against the outbreak in West Africa will allow the U.S. to withdraw nearly all American troops sent to Liberia last fall.

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Study ties more deaths, types of disease, to smoking

Breast cancer, prostate cancer, and even routine infections. A new report ties these and other maladies to smoking and says an additional 60,000 to 120,000 deaths each year in the United States are probably due to tobacco use.

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Sunday deadline driving health law sign-ups for 2015

Ahead of a Sunday deadline, consumers are stepping up to enroll for 2015 coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, administration officials said Wednesday.

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Japanese plum chocolates made of dark chocolate ganache with plum wine are prepared in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
Japanese plum chocolates made of dark chocolate ganache with plum wine are prepared in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
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Milk allergy? Watch the dark chocolate

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Does your sweetheart have a milk allergy? You may want to hold off on a dark chocolate Valentine.

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Gay conversion therapy a fraud, New Jersey judge rules

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A judge in New Jersey has ruled that claims of gay conversion therapy that describe homosexuality as a curable mental disorder are fraud.

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Stroke survivor Don Sadoway, foreground, and Lee Schwamm, vice chairman of Massachusetts General Hospital's neurology department. (AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi)
Stroke survivor Don Sadoway, foreground, and Lee Schwamm, vice chairman of Massachusetts General Hospital's neurology department. (AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi)
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Brain stents show big promise for certain stroke patients

Stroke experts are reporting a major advance: Stents similar to the ones used to open clogged heart arteries also can be used to clear a blood clot in the brain, greatly lowering the risk a patient will end up disabled.

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A bottle containing a measles vaccine
A bottle containing a measles vaccine (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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‘Vaccination Choice’ challenges the safety of childhood vaccines

Are vaccines really safe? Most doctors insist they are, and that they help prevent the spread of disease, but many Garden State residents have doubts, according to one advocacy group.

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Dr. Ellen Wright Clayton, chair of the Committee on Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, left, speaks during an open meeting at the Institute of Medicine in Washington,
Dr. Ellen Wright Clayton, chair of the Committee on Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, left, speaks during an open meeting at the Institute of Medicine in Washington (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Report urges new name, better diagnosis for chronic fatigue

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chronic fatigue syndrome is a real and serious disease that needs a new name to reflect that - and a straightforward way to diagnose the illness, a government advisory group declared Tuesday.

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A pediatrician holds a dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
A pediatrician holds a dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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Childhood vaccine safety: Defended by many but challenged by some

In New Jersey, some parents continue to voice concern about the safety of having their children vaccinated.

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A bottle containing a measles vaccine
A bottle containing a measles vaccine (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Measles case confirmed in Jersey City

The New Jersey Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control confirm a 1-year-old in Jersey City had measles according to multiple media reports.

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