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22 MINS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared Ebola free after being exposed to the deadly virus.

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3 HOURS AGO - Time

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Amber Vinson’s Family Says She’s Ebola Free

“Officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control are no longer able to detect the virus in her body,” Vinson's family said in a statement

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OCT 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Third Ebola Patient Released From Emory University Hospital

Oct 20 (Reuters) - An American treated for Ebola at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta since Sept. 9 has been released after being found free of the virus, the hospital said on Monday. The man, who has not been identified, was discharged from the hospital on Sunday and went to an undisclosed location, the hospital said in a statement. He ...

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5 HOURS AGO - Seattle Times

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Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

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OCT 14, 2014 - Washington Times

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School group cuts ties with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a quick about-face, the National School Boards Association is cutting ties with the nation's second-biggest cigarette maker, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. The organization said Tuesday that it is severing a recently announced partnership with the Camel and Pall Mall cigarette maker's youth tobacco ...

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3 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Concussion study says NCAA needs improvement

BOSTON (AP) - Colleges remain inconsistent in the way they handle athletes' concussions, according to a Harvard University study that comes more than four years after the NCAA began requiring schools to educate their players about the risks of head trauma and develop plans to keep injured athletes off ...

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5 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Rams safety McDonald held out with concussion

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Rams safety T.J. McDonald did not practice due to concussion-like symptoms. McDonald's presence was a bit of a surprise on the injury report Wednesday, given coach Jeff Fisher made no mention of it and McDonald played every snap in last week's victory ...

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3 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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NBC Freelancer Ashoka Mukpo Leaves Hospital After Battle With Ebola

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola at an Omaha hospital left the facility Wednesday afternoon and is heading home to Rhode Island, a hospital spokesman said. Ashoka Mukpo, who contracted the virus while working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for NBC and other media outlets, was released from the Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment ...

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OCT 20, 2014 - New York Daily News

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Ebola quarantine ending for Dr. Nancy Snyderman

The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor.

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OCT 09, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Better diabetes remission after weight loss surgery than other methods

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – More than 20 years of evidence suggests that bariatric surgery produces greater weight loss and more type 2 diabetes remissions than nonsurgical treatments for the obese, according to a review. The results, from a National Institutes of Health (NIH) symposium held last year, support the idea that weight loss surgeries are effective ...

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