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Missionaries stricken with Ebola virus deserved special treatment and access to experimental drug, expert says lat.ms/1pWXlE1
U.S. to accelerate clinical trials for experimental Ebola vaccine lat.ms/XvzXnC Start date moved up to early September
You can't trust your drug dealer, researcher warns lat.ms/1v8Uhq2
Emergency physicians are bracing for a rash of overdoses of a new street drug called acetyl fentanyl lat.ms/1v8Uhq2
"Sentinel chickens" form a simple and efficient front line of defense against West Nile disease lat.ms/1oK41qT
This is pretty cool: Injected bacteria eradicated tumors in pet dogs and shrunk it in a single human, says a new study. Clinical trials...
Health tip: When doing side crunches, remember: Abs should be doing the work, so don't crane your neck lat.ms/1yGh6kR #LATfit
Injected bacteria eradicated tumors in some dogs and shrank a tumor in a human. Clinical trials are next lat.ms/1t5I4mo
FDA is being pressured to define "natural," and the agency has been petitioned to ban its use on food labels lat.ms/1t3CyAB
Food buyers lean toward 'natural,' a claim that's hard to define lat.ms/1t4QsRp
Choices abound when buying eggs lat.ms/1t4OSPf
'Get Up!' or lose hours of your life every day, scientist says lat.ms/1t4L4O1
We're all in the clean-plate club, researchers conclude lat.ms/1oWTxDN
The death of Robin Williams has focused new attention on Parkinson's disease lat.ms/VsGLR6
Surfer Bethany Hamilton aims to motivate girls with 'Body and Soul' lat.ms/1oWG3HX
Side crunches can make love handles vanish, if done properly lat.ms/1oWC6mI
Robin Williams had Parkinson's disease, his wife said today. Depression can be a symptom of Parkinson's, experts say lat.ms/Xl0Nz1
Robin Williams had heart disease and depression. It's no coincidence, and more common than you might guess. Scientists are exploring...
A new sleep aid, Belsomra, suppresses the action of the brain's arousal system, a novel approach ow.ly/AkENf
Fewer teens, blacks and Latinas are giving birth outside marriage, but more women over 35 are doing so lat.ms/1uuBHuI
FDA approves Belsomra, the first in a new class of sleep drugs lat.ms/1BfiZt9
Excessive sodium consumption causes some 1.65 million deaths by heart disease and strokes yearly, study says lat.ms/1ra27Se
Manufacturer of experimental Ebola virus drug ZMapp says the supply is "exhausted" lat.ms/1l0SkeU
Good news: Regular exercise quickly cuts breast cancer risk. Bad news: Benefit quickly ends when you stop lat.ms/1ukGKOy
For women past childbearing age, a modest amount of exercise drives down breast cancer risk lat.ms/1ukGKOy