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UK Ebola Patient Released from Hospital, Free of Virus

JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The Ebola patient admitted to a London hospital in December was discharged on Saturday and is now virus-free.Pauline Cafferkey, a Scottish nurse, had returned from Sierra Leone to the United Kingdom on Dec. 28, 2014, where she had been treating Ebola patients. According to a statement released by the hospital, Cafferkey said she still didn't feel 100 percent. "I feel quite weak, but I'm looking forward to going home," she added.Cafferkey had been admitted to the hospital on Dec. 30, 2014. Earlier...
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Epileptic Boy’s Parents Frustrated by Delays Plaguing Medical Marijuana Rollout

pkripper503/iStock/Thinkstock(ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.) -- Andrea Saretti's son Sam starts the day each morning by putting on a special helmet and medical bracelet to protect him in case he falls to the ground with a seizure. Sam, 9, was diagnosed with epilepsy last year and has suffered seizures that have not stopped despite multiple medications and even an electronic implant that is designed to prevent seizures by sending mild electrical pulses to the brain through the vagus nerve. "He misses a lot of school," Saretti told ABC...
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Sorry, Pregnant Women, New Study Is Not a Carte Blanche to Eat Sushi

Kesu01/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Despite jubilant tweets and Facebook posts to the contrary, a new study does not reverse decades of advice prohibiting pregnant women from eating sushi, experts said. The study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition said pregnant women may be able to eat more fish than previously thought thanks to what appear to be minimal negative effects from mercury consumption on their unborn children, but experts say sushi is a whole different story. Researchers at Rochester University followed more than 1,200 pregnant...
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CDC Issues Health Alert Over Measles Outbreak

Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- The Centers for Disease Control issued a health alert on Friday to health department and hospitals around the country to make them aware there's an ongoing outbreak of measles.The outbreak, originally linked to a single case at Disneyland in California in December, has grown to affecting 58 people and spread from California to Utah, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, and across the border to Mexico.  In 2000, the U.S. declared that measles had been eliminated, meaning the disease is no longer native...
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