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Gene Trawls Haul in New Finds on Autism, MS

A series of DNA studies have found dozens of new genetic mutations that may cause autism as well as autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

Nearly 50 Ebola Volunteers Returned Safely From Hot Zone

Close to 50 volunteers have come back safe and well from the Ebola hot zone in West Africa, aid agencies tell NBC News

Medical Experts Seek To Ban On-Campus Tanning

A new study reports an uptick in skin cancer rates among young people and that increased access to indoor tanning beds may be a factor. NBC's Erika Andrews has more.

How Ebola Kills: Study Finds the Deadly Signs

An in-depth look at the patients in the current Ebola epidemic provides some important clues about how the virus kills. Hint: It's not bleeding.

Obama Speaks With Health Workers on Ebola Frontlines

On Wednesday afternoon, President Obama delivered remarks at a White House event with American health care workers fighting Ebola.

Why I Run: How Divorce Led Me to the NYC Marathon

Powerful essay on one runner’s path to the NYC marathon this weekend

Skin Cancer U? Students Tan on Campus at Top Colleges

Twelve percent of the nation’s top colleges and universities have tanning beds on campus, according to a new report.

Obama Speaks With Health Workers on Ebola Frontlines

On Wednesday afternoon, the President will deliver remarks at a White House event with American health care workers fighting Ebola.

FDA Approves New Meningitis B Vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first vaccine against meningitis B Wednesday.

Mini-Stomachs Let Scientists Study Ulcers in a Lab Dish

Scientists have grown miniature stomachs in a lab dish using stem cells, and are already using them to study stomach cancer.

Amb. Power on Possible Quarantine: 'I Will Obey The Law'

Following her trip to West Africa, Ambassador Power says she fully intends to comply with “whatever requirements are in place.”

Amb. Power: Ebola Screening Procedures 'Extremely Important'

Ambassador Power discusses measures being taken to prevent the further spread of Ebola in Africa, which “involved washing our hands with bleach, washing our shoes.”

Amb. Power: Ebola Screening Procedures 'Extremely Important'

Ambassador Power discusses measures being taken to prevent the further spread of Ebola in Africa, which “involved washing our hands with bleach, washing our shoes.”

4 Stroke Symptoms to Watch For

Model Claudia Mason and Dr. Carolyn Brockington join KLG and Hoda to discuss the signs and symptoms of a stoke.

Hagel Approves 21-Day Ebola Quarantine for Troops

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a recommendation that all U.S. troops returning from Ebola missions be kept in isolation.

Oh Boy! Couple With 12 Sons Expecting Baby No. 13

A Michigan couple with 12 sons is expecting baby No. 13, but they're sticking to their tradition of not finding out the baby's sex in advance.

Defiant Ebola Nurse: I Will Not Be 'Bullied by Politicians'

Nurse Kaci Hickox, who remains symptom-free after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, tells TODAY's Matt Lauer she won't obey Maine’s quarantine order.

Not Just Lazy: Chronic Fatigue Is Real, Brain Scans Show

Using new imaging methods, Stanford researchers found differences between brains of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and healthy people.

Nurse Won't Obey Ebola Quarantine: Report

Maine health officials said they would "pursue legal authority" to compel health care workers returned from Africa to quarantine.

Aid Groups Plead for Donations for Ebola Orphans

Aid organizations are scrambling to care for thousands of children in West Africa left orphaned by Ebola.

Ebola-Free Amber Vinson: 'A Day of Celebration and Gratitude'

Emory University Hospital's Dr. Bruce Ribner declares Texas nurse Amber Vinson free of Ebola virus, then Vinson makes a brief statement.

Ebola-Free: Nurse Amber Vinson Leaves Emory Hospital

Amber Vinson, one of two nurses infected with Ebola while treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan, leaves the hospital today fully cured of the virus.

Woman Asked to Stop Breast-Feeding in OB-GYN Office

Texas medical staff apologizes after telling new mother her infant's vaccination appointment would be canceled if she breast-fed in a waiting room.

Swiss Test Ebola Vaccine on Some Volunteer Medics

Swiss approve testing of experimental Ebola vaccine on volunteers, some of whom will be traveling to West Africa as medical staff.

Girl, 6, Battling Rare Cancer Becomes Trooper

A 6-year-old Texas girl, who is battling a rare kidney cancer, becomes an honorary state trooper for a day. KPRC's Dominique Sachse reports.

Dad's Response to Daughter's Han Solo Costume

When his daughter asked if she could dress as Han Solo for Halloween, he said, "Of course!" Then she had an idea for his costume....

Texas Medical Staff Apologizes to Breast-feeding Mother

Texas medical staff apologizes after telling new mother her infant's vaccination appointment would be canceled if she continued to breast-feed in a waiting room. KCBD's Taylor Langston reports.

Ebola Bullies: Schoolyard Panic Is New Contagion

Children from Africa with no connection to the Ebola virus have been shunned because of something that may be far more contagious: bullying.

Watch Live: Dallas Nurse Amber Vinson Speaks - 1p ET

Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse, who has been treated for Ebola virus disease, makes a statement regarding her discharge from the hospital.

Australia Shuts Border to People From Ebola-Hit Nations

Australia banned visas from West African nations affected by Ebola Tuesday, making it the first rich nation to shut its doors to the region.


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