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1st U.S. Ebola Case: 5 Things to Know

1st U.S. Ebola Case: 5 Things to Know

Health officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States -- a man isolated in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Click to read 5 things to know about the case, including how it happened, the risks to other... Watch »

2 hours ago
Ebola Vaccine Makers' Shares Rise After 1st U.S. Case

Ebola Vaccine Makers' Shares Rise After 1st U.S. Case

Shares of some companies that are studying potential vaccines for Ebola climbed after federal officials... Read »

Sep 30, 2014
What You Need to Know: How the Ebola Virus Is Spread

What You Need to Know: How the Ebola Virus Is Spread

The first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States immediately sparked concerns about who may have been exposed,... Watch »

21 minutes ago
Boy Losing His Sight Travels to See Northern Lights

Boy Losing His Sight Travels to See Northern Lights

Young boy travels to Alaska to view Northern Lights and nature before he goes blind. Blake Essig reports. Watch »

4 hours ago
Viagra Ads Target Women for 1st Time

Viagra Ads Target Women for 1st Time

The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra... Read »

Sep 30, 2014
Afraid of EV-D68? Another Virus Is Killing Kids in U.S.

Afraid of EV-D68? Another Virus Is Killing Kids in U.S.

Although Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68) has grabbed headlines in recent weeks for sickening hundreds of American... Read »

Sep 30, 2014
Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants for Teens

Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants for Teens

Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective,... Read »

Sep 29, 2014
California Adopts

California Adopts "Yes Means Yes" Sex-Assault Rule

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an assault bill Sunday that requires college students to give consent before sex,... Read »

Sep 29, 2014
5 Babies Test Positive for TB in Texas Exposure

5 Babies Test Positive for TB in Texas Exposure

Five babies have tested positive for tuberculosis in West Texas after a nurse assistant at an El Paso... Read »

Sep 27, 2014
Enterovirus-D68 Confirmed in North Texas

Enterovirus-D68 Confirmed in North Texas

Several cases of Enterovirus-D68 have been confirmed in North Texas after test results came back positive from... Watch »

Sep 26, 2014
Vaccinating Dogs Could Eliminate Rabies, Experts Say

Vaccinating Dogs Could Eliminate Rabies, Experts Say

Vaccinating dogs around the world could essentially eliminate rabies in people, but world leaders remain unconcerned... Read »

Sep 25, 2014
1.8 Million Young Adults Have Chlamydia, Survey Finds

1.8 Million Young Adults Have Chlamydia, Survey Finds

A recent survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that nearly 2 million young adults have... Read »

Sep 26, 2014
Clinic Helps Men Battle Prostate Cancer

Clinic Helps Men Battle Prostate Cancer

A men's clinic associated with St. Francis Hospital has been open for five years and is helping men battle prostate... Watch »

Sep 25, 2014
Skirt Size Increase Linked to Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Skirt Size Increase Linked to Breast Cancer Risk: Study

A new study from the journal BMJ Open suggests that woman who go up a skirt size every decade between their 20s and... Read »

Sep 25, 2014
Swift Action Could Prevent Huge Spike in Ebola Deaths

Swift Action Could Prevent Huge Spike in Ebola Deaths

The prognosis for the massive Ebola outbreak in West Africa isn't good — but swift action can greatly improve... Read »

Sep 23, 2014
WHO: Ebola Death Rate 70 Percent, 20K Cases Expected

WHO: Ebola Death Rate 70 Percent, 20K Cases Expected

The World Health Organization says researchers expect 20,000 cases of Ebola by November, and that 70 percent... Read »

Sep 23, 2014
Sierra Leone Wraps 3-Day Ebola Lockdown

Sierra Leone Wraps 3-Day Ebola Lockdown

A three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone aimed at controlling the world's worst Ebola epidemic concluded on Sunday, with... Read »

Sep 21, 2014
Testicular Cancer Survivor Pushes Giant Ball Across U.S. to Raise Awareness

Testicular Cancer Survivor Pushes Giant Ball Across

A survivor of testicular cancer is pushing a giant, 6-foot-high inflatable ball across the country to... Read »

Sep 20, 2014
3 Found Guilty in Peanut Butter Salmonella Trial

3 Found Guilty in Peanut Butter Salmonella Trial

A federal jury on Friday found the owner of a peanut plant and two workers at the plant guilty in connection with a... Read »

Sep 19, 2014
Doctor Infected With Ebola Expected to Make Full Recovery

Doctor Infected With Ebola Expected to Make Full Recovery

Dr. Rick Sacra, the Massachusetts aid worker who contracted Ebola in West Africa, is now expected to make a... Watch »

Sep 18, 2014
Penguin Plunge 2014
Join NBC Connecticut and jump into chilly waters to benefit over fourteen thousand athletes and partners of Special Olympics Connecticut! Sign a up for a Penguin Plunge near you to make a splash and make a difference at the same time! Read more
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