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See the Gross, Funny Reason This Baby is Smiling

Those cute naked newborn photos are trendy, but risky, as one dad discovered the hard way. Caution: Poopy content ahead.

Put Down That Bread! Science Backs Up Low-Carb Diet

A low-carb diet is better for losing weight and may also be better for lowering the risk of heart disease than a low-fat diet, a new study finds.

Another American Doctor Infected With Ebola: Charity

Another American missionary has tested positive for Ebola, the charity group SIM USA said Tuesday.

Man Who Escaped Ebola Center Chased in Liberia

A man who escaped an Ebola quarantine center in the Liberian capital Monrovia fended off vigilantes with rocks and a stick before medics caught him.

Mom Pleads Guilty to Abuse of Autistic Daughter

A Michigan mother has pleaded guilty to child abuse in connection with charges that she tried to kill her severely autistic daughter.

Mom on Trial After Trying to Kill Autistic Daughter

A Michigan mother goes to trial Sept. 3 for allegedly trying to kill herself and her severely autistic daughter after years of violence.

Poverty Blamed for Return of Rickets, Gout

A "toxic combination" of poor wage growth and higher food prices has led to the return of Victorian-era diseases such as rickets and gout to Britain.

Joan Rivers Remains in Serious Condition

CDC Director: Ebola Epidemic 'Spiraling Out of Control'

Dr. Nancy Snyderman: Rewire Brain to Like Healthy Foods

Mosquito Mystery: Tokyo Park Linked to Rare Outbreak

All 34 people who reportedly became infected with the virus had visited the popular Yoyogi Park in central Tokyo, health ministry officials said.

Breast-Feeding Boost: What Infants Eat Has Lasting Effect

What and how parents feed infants — from breast to bottle and beyond — could have an enduring impact on the child’s health, new research suggests.

One Family's Hopeful Turn in the Fight Against Heroin

When Kate Snow first heard from the Gordenstein family, one of their sons had overdosed twice in a week. Their update may offer hope to many others.

'Wealth Gap' Seen in American Diet

Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet.

Senegal Monitors Contacts of First Ebola Patient

Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country.

'I Am Going Home!' Cancer Patient's Priceless Reaction

Seven-year-old Avery Harriman's response to leaving the hospital will put smile on your face.

Bonded by Battle: Four Amputee Vets Talk Pregnancy

"To think of where we've all come from and then ten years later we're all having children of our own, it's -- I think it's a phenomenal story, one of resilience"

Study: Diet Program Rewires Brain to Crave Healthy Food

It may be possible to retrain your brain to stop craving junk food, a new study shows.

Weight-loss program rewires brain to crave healthy food, scans show

It may be possible to retrain your brain to stop craving junk food, a new study shows. Eating too much junk food is like any other addiction, research has shown. After years of gorging on high-calorie, highly processed foods, the brain changes, craving pizza and fries instead of salads and grilled chicken. Experts long thought that once the brain changed, it was permanent.

Heart Breakthrough: New Drug May Revolutionize Treatment

The experimental drug cut the risk of death and hospitalization due to heart failure by 20 percent, according to a study released Saturday.

Cost of Cutting: Why Surgery Prices Are Soaring

The price to remove a gall bladder or replace a hip has spiked more than 20 percent during the past five years amid new tech and medical monopolies.

7 new tricks to banish late-night food cravings — for good

If your cravings at night make you resemble a rabid raccoon picking through a dumpster, you're not alone. "Nighttime is by far the most common time to have cravings or feel hungrier," says Dr. Scott Isaacs, an endocrinologist at Emory University and author of Beat Overeating Now! Blame your hunger on natural biology.

Big Box Health Care: Checkup for the Price of a Latte?

Wal-Mart is taking an aggressive tack, with in-store branded clinics offering primary health care at a price competitors may find hard to match.

Student Slips Over Border, Spreads Ebola to Senegal

A student infected with Ebola evaded health surveillance for weeks as he slipped into Senegal, carrying the deadly virus to a fifth African nation.

8-Year-Old Triathlete Refuses to Leave Brother Behind

Sibling love stretches across the finish line as boy swims, bikes and runs with younger brother in tow.

Eat it or beat it? Snacks for kids

1. Which has more fat? 4 cheese pizza bites or 4 chicken nuggets? Answer: The chicken nuggets have 15 grams of fat; 230 calories. Pizza bites almost same calories — 200 — but only 5 g fat, or 2/3rd less fat.2. Which crunchy snacks has more calories? 3 cups of "light" butter popcorn or a serving of baked tortilla chips with salsa? Answer: Chips and salsa have 125 calories.

New Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise

A possible Ebola vaccine is fast-tracked for human trials as the epidemic continues to spread in West Africa. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.

ZMapp Saves Sick Monkeys From Ebola, Study Finds

An experimental drug used to treat two sick American missionaries saved a batch of monkeys infected with Ebola virus, even days after they got sick.

Missionaries Exposed to Ebola Released From Quarantine

The missionaries' 21-day health monitoring periods ended at different times depending on when each had last been in contact with Ebola patients.

Baby Announcement Mimics Apple Product Launch

When his son was born, a former Apple employee announced the happy news with a website designed to look just like an Apple product unveiling.


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