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Watch: American Doctor Working in Liberia Tests Positive for Ebola

It is unclear how the ELWA Hospital staff member, who was treating pregnant woman, contracted the virus.

Teen Diagnosed With Cancer Looks for Cure

Lauren Bendesky was diagnosed with the disease at 14.

Another American Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

The doctor with SIM Missionary worked at the same hospital as Dr. Kent Brantly.

Ashya King Case Highlights Dilemma of Parents Overriding Doctors

A boy's parents have been arrested for taking him to Spain for cancer treatment.

Action Flicks May Fuel Mindless Munching

You're more likely to snack during action-packed programming, a new study found.

Human Trial for Ebola Vaccine to Begin This Week

The first human trial for an investigational Ebola vaccine is set to begin this week.

'Ebola Is Real' on Streets of Monrovia

Denial continues to fuel the deadly outbreak in West Africa.

10 Types of Hunger and How to Control Them

To help you decode what your body and brain are really saying, you've got to learn the difference between the types of hunger—from real to boredom to stress. Here's how.

Ebola Survivor 'Walked Through the Valley of Death'

Dr. Philip Ireland remembers the moment he realized he had Ebola.

12 Surprising Things That Mess With Your Memory

Here are some unexpected things that impact your memory in both good and not-so-good ways.

Ebola Outbreak: Dr. Besser's Look at Life Inside the Hot Zone

Dr. Richard Besser reports on the growing outbreak from Monrovia, Liberia.

Ebola Outbreak Spreads: Senegal Reports 1st Case

The Ebola outbreak is expected to reach 20,000 in six months.

US to Test Ebola Vaccine in Humans Amid Growing Outbreak in West Africa

American scientists will begin testing an Ebola vaccine in humans next week, U.S. health officials announced today. But it could take 11 months to learn whether the vaccine is safe as the virus’s toll in West Africa continues to rise.

Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone Tied to Healer's Funeral

By mapping Ebola's deadly genetic details, scientists seek answers to what makes it tick

Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in Louisiana Water Supply

The rare amoeba can cause a deadly form of meningitis.

A Look Inside a Slum Cut Off by the Ebola Outbreak

Quarantined West Point residents are desperate for food amid the Ebola outbreak.

Surgeons Get 'Dress Rehearsals' with 3D-Printed Body Parts

Boston Children's Hospital prints replicas of patients' body parts for practice.

Behind the Gates of an Ebola Ward With a Burial Team

Blue steel gates guard the back entrance to an Ebola treatment center, where new patients flood in faster than bodies are removed. Today, I met a burial team tasked with collecting and burning the bodies – a dangerous but crucial job amid the worst-ever outbreak.

How Nail Polish May Fend Off Sexual Assault

This nail polish changes color on contact with date rape drugs.

5 Weird Ways Stress Can Actually Be Good for You

Here, then, are five reasons you should rest easier when it comes to everyday stress—and how a little short-term anxiety can actually benefit your brain and body.

7 Ways Debt Is Bad for Your Health

Regardless of who you are—or why you owe money—science suggests that being in debt could be affecting your physical and mental health. Here are just some of the reasons to get back in the black.