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US to Send 3,000 to Africa to Fight Ebola Virus

President Obama plans to unveil today an expanded the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst outbreak of the disease in history.

Watch: Ebola Survivor Dr. Kent Brantly Urges Action From Congress

U.S. government is planning new aid to Ebola-ravaged West Africa.

Watch: Ebola Experts Testify Before Senate Panel

Senate hears testimony as the White House announces plan to aid in fight against deadly virus in West Africa.

Watch: Experts Weigh in on the Progress of Cancer Research

Dr. Richard Besser is joined by a panel of experts to discuss the AACR Cancer Progress report.

How the US Military Will Combat Ebola in Africa

U.S. troops will offer support rather than health care to Ebola patients in West Africa.

Prescription Drug Deaths Keep Rising: CDC

Deaths from prescription drugs quadrupled From 1999 to 2011, the CDC found.

Man Survives Rare Cancer Thanks to New 'Targeted' Therapy

New treatments use patients' DNA to fight cancer.

Rare Enterovirus Infections Likely Just Tip of Iceberg

The respiratory virus that???s been sweeping the nation and sending asthmatic children to the hospital may have only been officially reported in 97 children, but experts say that???s just the tip of the iceberg.

Kids' Respiratory Virus Spreads to the Northeast

Enterovirus D68, the respiratory illness suspected of hospitalizing hundreds of children across the nation, has now spread to the Northeast and is likely to hit the whole country.

Check Out These Amazing Sink-or-Swami Underwater Yoga Photos

Fitness expert Scott Cole took a deep dive into yoga at a friend???s private California home last year to produce these gorgeous photos.

Despite Warnings, Antibiotics Still Overprescribed in Kids

By Dr. Natasha Bhuyan Despite warnings from public health experts that overprescribing antibiotics could lead to difficult-to-treat ???superbugs,??? doctors are prescribing antibiotics to children about twice as often as they are actually needed, a new study found. Researchers at Seattle Children???s Hospital examined past studies...

What You Need to Know About the Ebola Outbreak

Learn about the latest American Ebola patients as the death toll swells.

Enterovirus Hits Special School for Kids With Asthma

Denver school for asthmatic children says 20 percent of student body had enterovirus.

Ebola Patient Gets Serum From Recovered Victim to Fight Virus

Dr. Kent Brantly gave multiple blood donations to the improving patient.

FDA Approves Weight-Loss Drug Contrave

FDA approves weight-loss drug Contrave, third in string of approvals of obesity treatments

Woman's Bid to End Prescription Drug Sales on eBay

Almost everything is for sale on the internet auction site eBay, sometimes including powerful and potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

Girl Dies From E. Coli as Friend Battles Same Bug

Two children contracted e. Coli at a gathering on Labor Day weekend.

Cancer Survivor Saved by Measles Virus Raises Funds for Expanded Trial

After battling blood cancer for 10 years, Stacy Erholtz has no signs of the disease, thanks to an experimental treatment that used an engineered version of the measles virus.

10 Reasons You're Not Losing a Pound

We go to the gym for numerous reasons, one of the top being to shed some extra pounds. But sometimes we hit a weight-loss wall and our workout regimen isn???t, well, working anymore. This can be for a variety of reasons and pinpointing the exact issue can be frustrating. Take a moment to think about your exercise routine. Here are 10 reasons why you may not be reaching your weight loss goal.

14 Non-Dairy Foods That Are High in Calcium

Calcium builds healthy bones and teeth and ensures your muscles, cells, and nerves work properly. Adults need about 1,000 milligrams a day???that's a little more than three 8-ounce glasses of milk???but what if you're vegan, lactose intolerant, or just don't like the taste of dairy products? Here's a little-known fact: there are lots of non-dairy foods with calcium. Here are 14 of them.

5 Reasons to Eat Healthier That Have Nothing to Do With Weight

While many clients come to me to slim down, in the long run, nearly all find themselves feeling far more motivated by the numerous benefits of healthy eating outside of shedding pounds and inches.

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

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

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.

9 Best and Worst Ingredients for Your Sandwich

Here are nine of the best and worst fillings to consider, along with a few tips to prevent sandwich calorie overkill.

Meet the Window Washers That Transform Into Superheroes for Sick Kids

Pediatric patients delighted to meet rappelling superheroes at Mayo Clinic.

8 Surprising Effects of Obesity

Obesity ups the risk of common cancers, a new study found.

Twinless Twins Grieve Together

People whose twin has died have found one another on Facebook.

Cancer Lessons I Learned From a Fictional Teenage Boy

That love scene from "The Fault in Our Stars" is so intense.

How Scientists and Doctors Use Baby-Friendly Tricks to Study Infants

For all the impressive advancements in medical technology, researchers and scientists still face a daunting challenge when they study the habits of the adorable but uncommunicative subjects called human infants.