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A Look Inside a Slum Cut Off by the Ebola Outbreak

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

New Ebola Outbreak Emerges in Congo as Toll Ticks Up in West Africa

A second outbreak of suspected Ebola has sickened 24 people, according to WHO.

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

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

2 African Ebola Patients to Be Discharged After Getting ZMapp

The health workers were treated with the experimental Ebola drug.

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.

Watch: Inside the Triage Unit Where Patients Find Out If They Have Ebola

ABC News' Dr. Richard Besser gets a behind-the-scenes look at Ebola crisis at JFK Medical Center in Liberia.

Ebola Outbreak: Looking for Hope in a Hot Zone

Dr. Richard Besser goes inside a makeshift Ebola ward in Monrovia, Liberia.

Ebola-Stricken Countries Scramble to Build Treatment Centers

Aid groups in West Africa are scrambling to build treatment centers for the growing number of Ebola patients in the region.

How Nail Polish May Fend Off Sexual Assault

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

Troubled College Football Player Had CTE

Ex-Missouri State player Michael Keck, who died at 25, diagnosed with CTE.

Congo Reports First Ebola Cases as Outbreak Continues

Ebola continues to spread and ignite fears with the Democratic Republic of Congo reporting its first cases over the weekend. The Congo is hundreds of miles away from the nearest affected country, but officials there say they suspect they've had more than a dozen Ebola deaths. At last count on Friday, the virus had killed at least 1,427 people and sickened 1,188 more – numbers thought to “vastly underestimate� the outbreak’s true toll, according to the World Health Organization, which is expected to release updated case counts soon.

No Shots Could Mean No School, Ohio Health Officials Warn

Columbus, Ohio has seen nearly 500 cases of mumps so far this year.

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.

Why There's No Viral Fundraiser to Help Fight Ebola

Outbreak has killed more than 1,400 people.

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.

Watch: US Doctor Who Contracted Ebola Leaves Hospital With Hugs

Both Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol were discharged from Emory hospital after surviving the deadly virus.

Watch: Girl Saved by Anonymous Donor Meets Her 'One in the World' Match

Girl with rare disease finds only person in the entire world able to be a perfect match.

Why American Ebola Survivor Got So Many Hugs

Hospital staff hugged Dr. Kent Brantly to show public he's not contagious.

Man Hands Foul Ball Catch to Terminally-Ill Mom

John Oberg caught the foul ball and handed it to his mom, glad she's alive.

10 Weight Loss Mistakes Most Women Make

Dropping pounds boils down to a simple-sounding formula: burn more calories than you take in; eat less and move more. But anybody who has ever cut calories and ramped up an exercise plan in an effort to slim down knows it's a lot harder than it sounds. All dieters inevitably make mistakes along the way—and most of the time they don't even realize it. Here are the 10 flubs that everyone makes when they're trying to shed fat.

9 Worst Eye Care Mistakes You're Making

Here’s what not to do to make sure your vision stays healthy well into your golden years.

How Hotter Summers Are Putting Swimmers at Risk

As families flock to pools and lakes to cool off, experts are warning about a risky consequence of climate change: waterborne disease.