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Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Virus-Free, Mom Says


Debra Berry(DALLAS) -- A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola from Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan is virus-free, her mother said in a statement obtained by ABC News.Amber Vinson became the second person to contract Ebola in the United States after she

Boy Battling Inoperable Brain Cancer Gets His Own Superhero Theme Song


iStock/Thinkstock(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) -- When Chad Carr fell and broke his nose, the four-year-old boy’s parents took him to a hospital. Medical staffers saw him and sent him home, but the incident had his mother thinking about all the other times her

CDC to Monitor All Travelers Coming from Ebola-Affected Countries


Stockbyte/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- All people returning to the United States from Ebola-affected countries will undergo 21-day monitoring, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Wednesday.Travelers arriving from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra L

Dog of Ebola-Infected Nurse Tests Negative for Deadly Virus


Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center(DALLAS) -- The dog of an Ebola-infected nurse has tested negative for the deadly virus.Bentley has been quarantined after its owner, Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola earlier this month.According to a statement

Ashoka Mukpo Says He Owes Hospital a 'Debt He Can Never Repay'


Ashoka Mukpo(OMAHA, Neb.) -- Ashoka Mukpo, the freelance American journalist who caught Ebola and was discharged from Nebraska Medical Center on Wednesday, said he owes the hospital staff "a debt he can never repay."Mukpo, 33, a cameraman covering the Ebo

People with Kids Laugh, Smile and Are Stressed


Goodshoot/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- What’s the matter with kids today? Not a lot, according to most adults who have youngsters running around the house although they'll admit that the responsibility of being a parent is also a strain.A survey of more

New Sex Education Program Reduces Middle School Sex


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Get Real is an experimental sex education program used in a limited number of U.S. middle schools that seems to have been effective in getting some youngsters to put off having sex by the time they graduate the eighth grade.

Coffee and Beer May Affect Some Couples' Ability to Conceive


FogStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- Coffee and beer are a couple of America’s favorite beverages but one may possibly be better than the other when it comes to couples who are having problems conceiving.According to a surprising study out of the Harvard

Frequent Restaurant Dining May Cause Health Problems


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If you can afford to do it, why not dine out as much as possible?Well, researchers at Queens College, City University of New York are advising against it and not purely for financial reasons.According to lead author Ashima K

Employers Need to Prepare for Flu Outbreak Now


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- No one's telling Americans not to take Ebola seriously. However, millions can start preparing now for another contagious disease: the flu.John Challenger, CEO of the outplacement company Challenger, Gray & Christmas, say

Study: Without Exit Screening, About Three Ebola-Infected Individuals Could Fly


Purestock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A study released on Tuesday by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research found that without exit screening, about three people infected with Ebola could fly out of West African nations impacted by the disease's outbreak

Drawing Attention to the Risks of Drowsy Driving


Tomwang112/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When it comes to drowsy driving dangers, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that Americans need to wake up.The NTSB, for the first time, held a forum on drowsy driving in Washington, D.C.Ma

Journalist Who Contracted Ebola Now Disease Free


Ashoka Mukpo(OMAHA, Neb.) -- The freelance cameraman who contracted Ebola while working with NBC in Liberia is now disease free, he tweeted Tuesday.Ashoka Mukpo was transported from Liberia to the Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment center on Oct. 6

Family Denies Teen Was 'Scared to Death' at Haunted House


iStock/Thinkstock(MIDDLETOWN, Ohio) -- The 16-year-old girl who collapsed and died after visiting an Ohio haunted house was not “scared to death,” her family says.Christian Faith Benge was on a family trip last week to the Land of Illusions ha

Utility Workers Indicted Over Brain-Eating Amoeba Testing


File photo. iStock/Thinkstock(NEW ORLEANS) -- Two Louisiana utility workers have been indicted for allegedly failing to test the water supply for a brain-eating amoeba and then lying about it.In late August, St. John the Baptist Parish officials told 13,

Ashoka Mukpo Says He Doesn't Know How He Contracted Ebola


Ashoka Mukpo(OMAHA, Neb.) -- The freelance cameraman who contracted Ebola while working with NBC in Liberia may be released from an isolation ward in Nebraska this week.Ashoka Mukpo was transported from Liberia to the Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainm

Study Investigates What Traits Make a Kid a Future Killer


iStock/Thinkstock(DALLAS) -- Is there any reliable way to predict whether a child will grow up to be a murderer?Alex Piquero, a University of Texas at Dallas criminologist, says trying to figuring that out is extremely difficult.About the only two factors

Michael Strahan's Trainer Reveals How to Get in "Magic Mike" Shape


ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- Want to know Michael Strahan’s secret weapon for getting into ripped, chiseled, rock solid Magic Mike-worthy shape? Meet his personal trainer, celebrity fitness guru, Latreal “La” Mitchell.As a Pro Footbal

Sugary Soda Linked to Cellular Aging


iStock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Sugary soda seems to do more damage to the body than previously suspected.University of California San Francisco researchers contend, “Regular consumption of sugar-sweetened sodas might influence disease developme

There's a Secret to Eating a Healthier Bowl of Pasta


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- People love pasta but it's not exactly the healthiest thing for you. For example, the carbohydrates in pasta can cause weight gain while the glucose from the starch spikes the body's blood sugar.However, a show called Trust

Those Who Feel Good About Aging Take Better Care of Themselves


iStock/Thinkstock(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) -- Middle-aged Americans who don’t have a problem with getting older tend to take better care of their health.Eric Kim, a University of Michigan doctoral student, says in a study that too many people 50 and older

CDC Issues Updated Guidelines on Ebola Treatment


Credit: James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Monday new guidance for the use of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers treating patients with E