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Watch: American Doctor Undergoing Treatment After Testing Positive for Ebola

Dr. Kent Brantly came into contact with the deadly virus while treating Ebola patients in Liberia.

What We Don’t Know About Lethal Injection Drugs

Drug doses and suppliers are sometimes kept secret, experts say.

Report Raises Safety Questions on Popular Blood Thinner

Pradaxa has been linked to bleeding complications.

8 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism Right Now

From adding an extra ingredient to your smoothie to watching a funny YouTube video, you can fan your metabolism's flames in just minutes a day by adopting these research-backed habits.

'Hero' Doctor Battling Ebola Spotlights Selflessness During Outbreak

The news that a doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone has contracted the infection spotlights the selfless work of health care workers on the front lines of the outbreak.

Fear of Flying Amplified by Flurry of Air Disasters

Experts say flying can be 'perfect storm' for phobias.

Watch: Sierra Leone's Chief Ebola Doctor Catches the Virus

The latest victim in the fight against the deadly virus in West Africa is the man leading the fight.

9 Weight Loss Questions Answered

Get the facts and start losing fat fast.

How 'NY Med' Neurosurgeon Prepares Patients for 'New Me'

By Philip Stieg, PhD, MD As chief of neurosurgery at a major teaching hospital, I am used to being observed — I always have students and residents watching me. Teaching is something I love to do, and nothing is more rewarding than mentoring the next...

Cancer Lessons I Learned From a Fictional Teenage Boy

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

5 Things That Make You a Mosquito Magnet

You might want to rethink that backyard beer.

Sierra Leone Doctor Fighting Ebola Catches Disease

Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan has been called a national hero.

Why It was Easier to Sleep in the Stone Age

You might sleep better on a “Stone Age� settlement, researchers say.

Which Diet Gives the Best Bang for Your Buck?

A new study reveals how to lose more weight for less cash.

Baby Who Can't Open Mouth Celebrates First Birthday

Baby Wyatt still can't open his mouth despite WhatsWrongWithWyatt.com responses.

14 Ways to Fight Hair Loss

Just because thinning is natural doesn't mean you have to accept it.

Dueling Rulings: Courts Split on Health Law Clash

New challenge to Obama health law: Split rulings by appeals courts but subsidies keep flowing

Deaf Toddler Has Second Brainstem Device Surgery to Help Him Hear

A deaf toddler, who underwent surgery to have a radical auditory device implanted into his brainstem to help him hear, is showing vast improvement after undergoing the surgery a second time, giving new hope that the device could one day be a viable treatment option for deaf children.

Insurance Won't Cover Therapy to Save Girl's Eyesight

Dear ABC News Fixer: My daughter was diagnosed at age 3 with eso strabismus, or "inward-pointing eye� and was given a prescription for glasses...

Listeria Fears Spark Nationwide Fruit Recall

California's Wawona Packing issues voluntary nationwide fruit recall over listeria concerns

5 Home Remedies You Can Find in Your Kitchen

While serious conditions need the attention of a doctor, it might not hurt to reach for one of these items the next time you have a minor health problem.

Norovirus Named in Washington Lake Outbreak

The “norovirus-like� stomach bug that sickened more than 260 swimmers at a Washington lake was in fact norovirus, health officials have confirmed.

Are Your State's Mosquitoes Carrying Deadly Viruses?

Learn how to protect yourself from mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile, chikungunya and EEE.

Can Any Animal Be a Therapy Animal?

Army vet Darin Welker says his ducks help him with PTSD and depression.

Watch: Vet Battles to Keep 14 Therapeutic Ducks

Darin Welker is pleading with authorities to keep the pet ducks he says help him deal with depression and PTSD.

7 Subtle Signs You’re Drinking Too Much

How can you tell if you’re developing a problem? Not all the clues are the same for all people, but here are common signs you could be headed for trouble—and how to turn it around.

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.