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New military medical team to help with Ebola in US

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States.

Officials fear Ebola's on AIDS path; some disagree

Officials fear Ebola's on AIDS path; some disagree
FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014 file photo provided by the Spanish Defense Ministry, aid workers and doctors transfer Miguel Pajares, a Spanish priest who was infected with the Ebola virus while working in Liberia, from a plane to an ambulance as he leaves the Torrejon de Ardoz military airbase, near Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Spanish Defense Ministry, File)
Comparisons between the two deadly diseases surfaced in the last few months as the Ebola outbreak escalated. Both emerged from Africa and erupted into an international health crisis. And both have been a shocking reminder that mankind's battle against infectious diseases can take a sudden, terrible turn for the worse.

Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill

Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill
The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.

Breast self-exams should be done EVERY month, not just October

Breast self-exams should be done EVERY month, not just October

Even though its emphasized in the month of October for breast cancer awareness month...a self breast exam is something women should do every month.

Cherry juice may help night owls get some shut-eye

Cherry juice may help night owls get some shut-eye

Forget the warm milk, try cherry juice

Can Yoga help with Bi-Polar Disorder?

Can Yoga help with Bi-Polar Disorder?

A new study suggests yoga may help patients with bi-polar disorder.

Decorative contact lenses are too scary for your eyes

Decorative contact lenses are too scary for your eyes

Its easy to see why you don't want to look through these lenses...

Prevent MILLIONS of diseases by doing this one thing

Prevent MILLIONS of diseases by doing this one thing

There is ONE thing you can do to prevent millions of diseases: don't smoke

Eat like a caveman?

Eat like a caveman? Taking a look at the Paleo Diet

"Eat Better, Eat Together" Month

"Eat Better, Eat Together" Month

Now's the time to 'Fall' into good, healthy eating habits with your family.

A healthy lifestyle pays off again - this time when it comes to the risk of stroke

Once again, living a healthy lifestyle looks like it pays off - this time its when it comes to cutting the risk of stroke in women

An addiction that sits in the palm of the hand

An addiction that sits in the palm of the hand
FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2010 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg checks his cell phone after a product announcement at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. Zuckerberg turns 28 on Monday, May 14, 2012. He's considerably younger than the average FORTUNE 500 CEO, of course. But while some investors worry that Zuckerberg is too young to lead Facebook as a public company, experts point out that Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Michael Dell were in their 20s when their companies had IPOs. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

There's one addiction your college student could have...and they're holding it in their hand.

Can pregnant moms pass asthma along to their babies through plastic?

Can pregnant moms pass asthma along to their babies through plastic?
Bottles of pumped breast milk (Wikimedia Commons photo by ParentingPatch)

Some moms-to-be worry that using products that contain BPA could cause issues like asthma in their children