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Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports
Staff at 5 airports will identify and screen these travelers for Ebola infection before entry

CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients
Full body suits, respirators now recommended, along with monitor to observe workers removing gear

Living With a Smoker Like Living in a Polluted City: Study
Air-particle levels in smoking households almost 10 times higher than nonsmoking homes

Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant
Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says

Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself
Mental health experts offer antidotes to what they see as unnecessary worry on some Americans' part

Gene May Help Shield Hispanic Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says
Genetic variation also linked to less dense tissue

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Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says
Success rates for in vitro fertilization were half those of white women

Tall, Heavy 1-Year-Olds May Be at Risk for Obesity Later, Study Finds
But experts say genes aren't destiny

Research Shows No Link Between Vaccinations, Risk for Multiple Sclerosis
Large study finds no association, although certain shots might speed onset of existing illness

Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men
Study didn't find same effect in young women or teens of either sex

Ebola Vaccines May Be Deployed in West Africa by January, Officials Say
American, Canadian vaccines both in safety trials that should be complete by December

Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage
Electronic stethoscope amplifies sounds of breathing changes, thickening of heart muscle

Tire Company Sets Standard for Ebola Care in Liberia: CDC
Firestone efforts to protect employees may have limited spread of disease on rubber tree plantation

Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns
Never eat them dry, especially if you have swallowing problems, expert says

Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper
Fertilization occurs in the vagina, instead of petri dish, researchers say

Cameraman Treated for Ebola Now 'Free' of the Virus
After two weeks of treatment at Nebraska Medical Center, hospital says Ashoka Mukpo can go home to Rhode Island

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