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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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A health worker carries a bin at an Ebola Isolation centre owned by Doctors Without Borders in Donka, Guinea, Thursday.  (AP Photo/Youssouf Bah)
A health worker carries a bin at an Ebola Isolation centre owned by Doctors Without Borders in Donka, Guinea, Thursday. (AP Photo/Youssouf Bah)
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UN: We botched response to the Ebola outbreak

LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information.

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An employee  of the Monrovia City Corporation sprays disinfectant inside a government building in a bid to prevent the spread of  the deadly Ebola virus, in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.  (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
An employee of the Monrovia City Corporation sprays disinfectant inside a government building in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
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World Health Organization: Ebola outrunning control efforts

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital.

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Is Sugar Toxic? Experts Suggest Less is More [AUDIO]

The World Health Organization is proposing that we eat less sugar, making it less than 5 percent of our daily caloric intake. That is the equivalent of about 25 grams of sugar or six teaspoons.

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How Many Women Suffer Domestic Violence?

The head of the World Health Organization says violence against women is "a global health problem of epidemic proportions."

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