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  • Beating cancer and sexual dysfunction

    Beating cancer and sexual dysfunction
    The double mastectomy took her breasts and the cancer they contained. Elissa Bantug was just 25. She was used to a satisfying, uncomplicated sex life with her live-in boyfriend, and she craved that intimacy as she looked ahead to her post-cancer life....
  • Previously unknown Secret Service lapses revealed

    Previously unknown Secret Service lapses revealed
    President Barack Obama is back home in Chicago. Depending on which cable news network you watch, he may be here to: share his magnificent wisdom and do no wrong; distract us from the utter failure of his presidency while playing 530 rounds of golf in...
  • Officials begin tracing contacts of Texas patient diagnosed with Ebola

    A man who traveled from Liberia to visit family members in Texas tested positive for Ebola on Tuesday, marking the outbreak's first diagnosis outside of Africa, health officials said. The unidentified patient, who is critically ill, has been cared for...
  • FAU researcher collaborates on 'first-of-its-kind' tobacco study

    FAU researcher collaborates on 'first-of-its-kind' tobacco study
    Kicking the habit is tough, and in a newly published paper, a Florida Atlantic University researcher and her collaborators explain why: Nicotine withdrawal can mimic depression, making it more difficult to derive joy from even the best things in life....
  • Child dies of infection tied to Enterovirus D68, Rhode Island officials say

    Child dies of infection tied to Enterovirus D68, Rhode Island officials say
    A Rhode Island child hospitalized with Enterovirus D68 has died of a bacterial infection, in what state public health officials described on Wednesday as an unusual and dangerous combination. The child, a 10-year-old girl who was not named, died last...
  • Passenger sick at Orlando International, but does not have Ebola

    Passenger sick at Orlando International, but does not have Ebola
    Orlando International Airport paramedics examined a sick passenger on an incoming Southwest Airlines flight from Houston earlier this afternoon, but he was not suffering from Ebola. The passenger, who was not named, had visited Kenya in August,...
  • Study: Good access to birth control prevents teen pregnancy, abortion

    Birth control prevents teenage pregnancies and abortions -- when teens know about it and are able to use it. Of 560 young women deemed at high risk for pregnancy who were given free access to hormonal implants and copper IUDs as part of a study, not a...
  • Study: Frozen poop pills may make fecal transplants simpler and safer

    Would you swallow frozen poop in a pill? What if you were infected by a stubborn strain of Clostridium difficile and suffering from diarrhea bad enough to send you to a hospital? It may – OK, probably does – sound gross. But researchers...
  • Up to 18, including school kids, monitored after contact with U.S. Ebola patient

    Up to 18, including school kids, monitored after contact with U.S. Ebola patient
    Health experts were observing 12 to 18 people who were in contact with the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States and who was in serious condition in a Texas hospital, officials said on Wednesday. Included are...
  • Airline stocks close down after first U.S. Ebola case confirmed

    Airline stocks close down after first U.S. Ebola case confirmed
    Shares of major airlines slid Wednesday in the wake of news that an air traveler from Africa to the U.S. had been diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus. Although airline and medical experts emphasize that travelers cannot contract Ebola merely by flying...
  • Embattled Secret Service chief Julia Pierson resigns

    The beleaguered director of the Secret Service resigned Wednesday after President Obama lost confidence in her ability to lead the troubled agency amid a string of high-profile security lapses. Julia A. Pierson, the first woman to hold the post, stepped...