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Fourth-grade teacher donates kidney to save student's life

Fourth-grade teacher donates kidney to save student's life

Teacher donating a kidney to save the life of a student at her school in Ohio.
Taiwan 'angry' over not being invited to WHO assembly

Taiwan 'angry' over not being invited to WHO assembly

Taiwan's health minister says the island feels "very angry" that it was not invited to the World Health Organization assembly in Geneva
Breath test can save money and catch cancer early

Breath test can save money and catch cancer early

This test is a cheaper and less invasive alternative to an upper endoscopy.
Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday

Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday

Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine Monday in Mbandaka, the northwestern city of 1.2 million where the deadly disease has infected some residents, Congo's health minister
Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

Congo says 3 new confirmed Ebola cases in city of 1 million; vaccinations to start soon
Congo's health minister announces three new confirmed Ebola cases in city of 1 million

Congo's health minister announces three new confirmed Ebola cases in city of 1 million

Congo's health minister announces three new confirmed Ebola cases in city of 1 million
San Francisco to distribute addiction drug directly to users

San Francisco to distribute addiction drug directly to users

San Francisco's mayor plans to send medical teams to city streets to distribute a drug that curbs heroin cravings in opioid addicts
Woman admits having deadly toxin ricin at retirement home

Woman admits having deadly toxin ricin at retirement home

A 70-year-old woman accused of making the deadly toxin ricin and testing it on fellow residents at a Vermont retirement community has pleaded guilty to possessing it
Prosecutors in Poland probe sewage dump into Baltic bay

Prosecutors in Poland probe sewage dump into Baltic bay

Prosecutors on Poland's Baltic coast have opened a probe into potential damage to the environment of the Bay of Gdansk after the sewage system in this coast city malfunctioned and the refuse was
WATCH:  Alyssa Milano on struggling with anxiety

WATCH: Alyssa Milano on struggling with anxiety

Milano spoke out on "The View," calling for the Trump administration to act to provide care for the mentally ill.
Trump nominates acting VA secretary Wilkie for permanent job

Trump nominates acting VA secretary Wilkie for permanent job

President Donald Trump says he'll nominate acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department
Does chiropractic care help with lower back pain?

Does chiropractic care help with lower back pain?

About 1 in 5 Americans endure lower back pain, and adding chiropractic treatments to one's usual medical care may help in relieving it, at least a little.
The Latest: WHO: Ebola in Congo not global health emergency

The Latest: WHO: Ebola in Congo not global health emergency

The Latest: WHO says Ebola outbreak in Congo not yet a global health emergency
WATCH:  FDA approves preventative treatment for migraines

WATCH: FDA approves preventative treatment for migraines

The FDA has approved a once-monthly injection to help with migraine headaches.
After fumbling Ebola in 2014, Congo is key test for UN

After fumbling Ebola in 2014, Congo is key test for UN

Nearly four years after the World Health Organization was accused of bungling its response to the biggest Ebola outbreak in history, the U.N. agency appears to be moving swiftly to contain a flare-up
FDA approves preventative treatment for migraines

FDA approves preventative treatment for migraines

The FDA has approved a once-monthly injection to help with migraine headaches.
Rule would take US funds from clinics discussing abortion

Rule would take US funds from clinics discussing abortion

The Trump administration is resurrecting a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally-funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers
Latest: San Diego mayor sees lessons from hepatitis outbreak

Latest: San Diego mayor sees lessons from hepatitis outbreak

San Diego's mayor said he agrees with a county grand jury report that found lines of communication among authorities were lacking during the recent Hepatitis A epidemic
US approves 1st drug developed to prevent chronic migraines

US approves 1st drug developed to prevent chronic migraines

US regulators approve 1st drug designed to prevent chronic migraines