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House Foreign Affairs Cmte Holds Hearing On Combating The Ebola Threat
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 07: Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tom Frieden (R) testifies as Ariel Pablos-Mendez (L), assistant administrator in the U.S. Agency for International Development's Bureau for Global Health, listens during a hearing before the Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee August 7, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The subcommittee held a hearing on the recent outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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CDC director: Scale of Ebola crisis is unprecedented

The current Ebola crisis in West Africa is on pace to sicken more people than all other previous outbreaks of the disease combined, the health official leading the U.S. response said Thursday.

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Information seen as key to calming Ebola concerns

The individual admitted to CentraState Medical Center in Freehold a couple of days ago, who was placed in isolation because there were fears the person might have the deadly Ebola virus, has been released from the hospital.

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August 5th - 202 pounds
August 5th - 202 pounds
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The Rossi Posse weight loss challenge: week one.

Here’s the deal!

Yesterday was the rude awakening. I visited the doctor and got what I didn’t want to acknowledge.

I’m overweight. Notice I’m not saying “fat” but overweight. In other words, time to get off my “overweight” ass and do something about it

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Now "gluten free" labels on packaged foods will be regulated. Previously manufacturers were free to apply their own standards.   (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
Now "gluten free" labels on packaged foods will be regulated. Previously manufacturers were free to apply their own standards. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
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New ‘Gluten-free’ labeling standards take effect

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Starting today, "gluten free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term "gluten-free" was unregulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.

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A South Korean quarantine officer, right, checks body temperature of a passenger against the possible infection of Ebola virus at the Incheon International Airport in South Korea, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Shin Jun-hee)
A South Korean quarantine officer, right, checks body temperature of a passenger against the possible infection of Ebola virus at the Incheon International Airport in South Korea, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Shin Jun-hee)
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Q & A for fliers worried about Ebola outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) -- As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa grows, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the disease, what airlines are doing and how safe it is to fly.

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Temperature checks are part of Ebola screening at  at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.   (AP Photo/Yonhap, Shin Jun-hee)
Temperature checks are part of Ebola screening at at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Shin Jun-hee)
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NIH’s Fauci sees vaccine for Ebola by mid-2015

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's top infectious disease official says there's hope that a vaccine against Ebola will be available as early as next July.

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An Ebola patient comforted in 2007 by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) nurse Isabel Grovas, left, and Doctor Hilde Declerck, right, in Kampungu, Kasai Occidental province, Congo.  (AP Photo/WHO, Christopher Black, File)
An Ebola patient comforted in 2007 by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) nurse Isabel Grovas, left, and Doctor Hilde Declerck, right, in Kampungu, Kasai Occidental province, Congo. (AP Photo/WHO, Christopher Black, File)
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Q & A: Why isn’t there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

LONDON (AP) -- In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease.

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SAFE PLAY Act takes on youth sports injuries

Newly-introduced legislation on the federal level looks to put a dent in the millions of young kids who are treated for sports-related injuries each year.

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This photo provided by the CDC shows an ebola Virus. U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote. (AP Photo/CDC)
This photo provided by the CDC shows an ebola Virus. U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote. (AP Photo/CDC)
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Are we ready if the Ebola outbreak goes global?

There is growing concern the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could soon go global.

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West Nile threat rising in NJ

As the dog days of summer approach, New Jersey residents face an elevated threat of contracting a dangerous and potentially deadly disease carried by mosquitoes -- West Nile Virus.

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