This is how you get Ebola, as explained by science.

Ebola spreads through direct contact with infected bodily fluids or tissue.

Even after a person has died, the virus persists.

At the time of death, a patient can have one billion copies of the virus in one cubic centimeter of blood. In comparison, HIV, a similar virus, has the same rate at the time of death. But unlike HIV, which only infects two types of immune cells, Ebola first infects white blood cells that disable the body’s ability to destroy foreign substances,  then seizes nearly every cell type.

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There’s another reason to have one more cup of coffee.
A new study says that drinking coffee may prevent tinnitus — that obnoxious phantom ringing in your ears.
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There’s another reason to have one more cup of coffee.

A new study says that drinking coffee may prevent tinnitus — that obnoxious phantom ringing in your ears.

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When the crowds die down in the vacation paradise of Malindi, Kenya, it’s hard to ignore that this is a town struggling with drugs and HIV.

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In 1972, the New York Times reported that more than 3,000 people in the U.S. choked to death that year.

Enter: Dr. Henry J. Heimlich, whose “Pop Goes the Café Coronary” — an essay published in June 1974 —  detailed what became known as “the Heimlich Maneuver.”

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Part of your body is going extinct right now

We’re not talking about your appendix.

We’re referring to microbes — a good bacteria that boosts your immunity, protects you from infection and produces the enzymes you need to digest your food.

But due to the overuse of antibiotics, C-sections and modern sanitation, humans in the U.S. have lost a third of their microbial diversity, mostly on their skin and in their stomachs and digestive tracts.

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You don’t have to be Blanche Devereaux to start your own Golden Girls home.
You have to be a pal and a confidante.
Learn about the real-life Golden Girls.

You don’t have to be Blanche Devereaux to start your own Golden Girls home.

You have to be a pal and a confidante.

Learn about the real-life Golden Girls.

"Someone is dying aline in the night.

The hospital hums like a consciousness.”

When poetry meets medicine.

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Is an AIDS-free generation on the horizon?

Not without the help of prostitutes like Hawa Abdallah. She knows how HIV spreads, she is tested regularly and she’s confident enough to insist that her customers use condoms every time.

Learn more about her life in Tanzania and the country’s HIV rebound.