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NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials in New York City say a man who recently visited West Africa and had a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms does not have the Ebola virus. Mount Sinai Hospital said Wednesday that the man tested negative… Read more

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(AP Photo/WSB-TV Atlanta) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — The two American aid workers infected with Ebola were treated with an experimental drug.  It’s never been tested on humans before and was  only identified earlier this year as part… Read more

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NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City hospital says it is performing Ebola tests on a patient who recently traveled to West Africa. Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan says a male patient with a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms came in… Read more

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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian authorities on Monday confirmed a second case of Ebola in Africa’s most populous country, an alarming setback as officials across the region battle to stop the spread of a disease that has killed more than 700… Read more

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In 2009, Benji Kurtz was near his heaviest weight of 278. Only 5 feet 5 inches tall, he was considered severely obese. Kurtz tried just about every diet without seeing any lasting results. He found it difficult to shop for clothing, fit… Read more

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By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since… Read more

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(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe President Obama is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. The familiar knocking of… Read more

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Nicole Durham had participated in sports most of her life, but she says it wasn’t enough to keep the extra pounds from piling on. At restaurants, Durham, right, often felt people judged her if she wasn’t eating the healthiest… Read more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say that the head of the government lab which potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned. Michael Farrell was head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab since 2009. A CDC… Read more

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By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America’s teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their… Read more

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In 2011, Robert and Jessica Foster weighed 327 pounds and 287 pounds, respectively. Click through the gallery to see the Colorado couple’s amazing transformation. In December 2012, the couple ran the local 5-kilometer “Ugly Sweater Run.”… Read more

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By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn’t have an accurate idea of their own weight — most of them heavy or obese children who viewed themselves as normal. These false impressions were… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) — Springfield’s first diaper bank is set to open this Thursday. The bank will help low-income families in the area who are struggling to make ends meet. The Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan hopes to deliver… Read more

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut medical practice says a storage problem may have reduced the effectiveness of 5,000 doses of vaccines that were given to more than 3,800 patients in the state since last year and those people may have to get… Read more

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Health officials say that for the first time, an American has been infected with chikungunya by a mosquito here in the United States. Florida health officials said it happened in two cases. In both, they said, a… Read more