Medicine
  • Esperance Zawadi, 18, lays by her 11-month-old son Steve Kwizera in a tent set outside the Kibati hospital in Kibati, north of Goma, eastern Congo, Monday Aug. 6, 2012.

    An outbreak of cholera in West Africa has infected more than 13,000 people and killed at least 258 people in Sierra Leone and Guinea.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 9:02 AM EDT
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  • In this Aug. 18, 2012 file photo, Republican vice-presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks in The Villages, Fla. Paul Ryan works out and watches his diet, but clean living can only go so far when there's a strong family history of heart disease. The largest study ever of heart risks in families finds that having a close relative die young of cardiovascular disease doubles a person's odds of developing it at an early age. Three generations of Ryan men have died in their 50s of heart attacks.

    A new study shows that clean living can only go so far to help people like the vice presidential candidate overcome a strong family history of heart disease.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 9:02 AM EDT
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  •  People with heart disease who are also depressed may get as much relief from their depression symptoms with regular exercise as with medication, according to a U.S. study.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 5:05 AM EDT
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