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California Water Infrastructure on Verge of Historic Collapse

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By Jonathan Benson, contributing writer to Natural News Water is increasingly hard to come by in drought-stricken California, where many farmers are struggling to get enough...

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    Infographic: Comparing International Health Systems

      Australia’s health system isn’t perfect but it performs well internationally. This infographic shows how Australia’s health expenditure, access to care and health outcomes compare... Read more

  • Liberian security forces with riot gear stop people from leaving the West Point area. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

    Liberia’s President Extends Stay-Home Order Amid Ebola Crisis

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia’s president ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly... Read more

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    Neglected Boys are More Likely to be Violent Teens

    Parental neglect during childhood—not physical abuse—is the strongest predictor of violent behavior during a boy’s teen years, according to a study of incarcerated male adolescents... Read more

  • The new drug from Novartis could reduce cardiovascular deaths by 20 percent compared to other similar drugs. (AOL Screenshot)

    New Drug Could Reduce Cardiovascular Deaths (Video)

    Researchers have created a new drug believed to reduce cardiovascular deaths.  ​This new drug, LCZ696, was created by Novartis and was announced earlier this month. It’s... Read more

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    Dengue Fever Could Spread Through Spain and Italy

    MADRID—Popular tourist destinations on the Mediterranean coast of Spain are among European areas at risk of the spread of dengue fever because of climate change,... Read more

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    Harmful Compound Found in Many BPA-Free Bottles

    By David Gutierrez, contributing writer to Natural News A chemical found in many products labeled “BPA free” may produce many of the same health problems... Read more

  • In this undated photo provided by Kentucky BioProcessing, tobacco plants are grown in a controlled environment at the Kentucky BioProcessing facility in Owensboro, Ky. The company is using tobacco plants grown at this facility to help manufacture an experimental drug to treat patients infected with Ebola. An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study released Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Kentucky BioProcessing)

    Experimental Ebola Drug Heals All Monkeys in Study

    An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the... Read more

  • A deadly amoeba has been found in a Louisiana parish's water system, according to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. (AOL Screenshot)

    Killer Amoeba Found in Louisiana Water System (Video)

    More than 12, 500 people in “Saint John the Baptist” parish are at risk: A brain-eating amoeba was detected in the water system. People in... Read more

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    Men Who Exercise Less Likely Likely to Wake Up to Urinate

     Men who are physically active are at lower risk of nocturia (waking up at night to urinate), according to a study led by a Loyola... Read more

  • This undated handout photo provided by the journal Science shows Augustine Goba, laboratory director at Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone. On Thursday, officials at the National Institutes of Health announced that they were launching safety trials on a preliminary vaccine for Ebola. Researchers have already checked that still-not-tested vaccine against some of the more than 350 mutations in this strain of Ebola to make sure the changes the disease is making won’t undercut science’s hurried efforts to fight it, said Pardis Sabeti, a scientist at Harvard University and its affiliated Broad Institute. She and Gire, also at Broad and Harvard, are two of the lead authors of a study published Thursday in the journal Science that maps the killer disease strain based on specimens collected from 78 patients. (AP Photo/Stephen Gire, Science)

    Ebola Outbreak: The Guinea’s Funeral That Caused Many

    WASHINGTON—A single funeral caused many. Stephen Gire and other health researchers on the ground in Africa had some hope that the Ebola outbreak was coming... Read more

  • People stand on the shoreline near a sign reading 'NO DUMPING', amongst rubbish at West Point, a area heavily effected by the Ebola virus, with residence not being allowed to leave West Point, as government forces clamp down on movement to prevent the spread of Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

    Ebola Outbreak: Cases in Africa Could Exceed 20,000

      GENEVA—The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health... Read more

  • A baby cries as a pediatrician administers a measles vaccination during a visit to the Miami Children's Hospital on June 02, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Vaccinegate: CDC Whistleblower Admits Claims of Data Fixing Were True, Complains at Being Recorded and Outed

    CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson has, after a week of silence since his role in manipulating data for a CDC study came to light, issued... Read more

  • In this Sept. 5, 2013, photo an infusion drug to treat cancer is administered to a patient via intravenous drip at a cancer center hospital in Durham, N.C. Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but patient advocates still see wiggle room for companies to avoid covering the sickest and costliest patients. An Associated Press survey in 2014 found that some of the nation's top cancer centers were excluded from the networks of insurance plans sold on state exchanges. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    3 Ways Insurers Can Discourage Sick From Enrolling

    Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using... Read more

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    New Smartphone App Can Detect Newborn Jaundice in Minutes

    Newborn jaundice: It’s one of the last things a parent wants to deal with, but it’s unfortunately a common condition in babies less than a... Read more

  • French humorist and godfather Franck Dubosc (C), French TV hosts Sophie Davant (C-L) and guests attend the 26th Telethon, France's biggest annual fund-raising event during 30 hours of live television transmission, on Dec. 7, 2012, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. The event, aiming at collecting funds for research on genetic diseases such as myopathy, a neuromuscular disease, will take place on Dec. 7-8, 2012. (Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images)

    US, Canada to Light Up for Cancer Telethon

    NEW YORK—More than a dozen landmarks across the U.S. and Canada will light up to promote next week’s “Stand Up to Cancer” telethon. Organizers say... Read more

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    In the Brain, Memories Are Inextricably Tied to Place

    By linking a memory to a where we were at that time, and integrating many stimuli together, helps us remember something particularly important. They call this... Read more