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US military to set up field hospital in Ebola-stricken Liberia

The Pentagon will send a 25-bed field hospital to Liberia to help provide medical care for health workers trying to contain the fast spreading Ebola virus that has killed 2,100 people in West Africa.


Most asthmatic kids lack health management plans at school

In Chicago, most kids with asthma or food allergies don’t have a health management form on file at school, a new study shows.


Liberia will see thousands of new Ebola cases, says WHO

The United States and Britain plan to send military personnel to help contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, as the World Health Organization warned Monday that many thousands of new infections are...


Parkinson's, breast cancer findings earn medical prizes

Key discoveries about breast cancer, Parkinson's disease and the body's handling of defective proteins have earned prestigious medical awards for five scientists.


Short walks may reverse damage from prolonged sitting, study says

A new study has found that taking a 5-minute walk for each hour you sit could reverse the damage to leg arteries and reduce the risk for heart disease.


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