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Elton John Denies Plans to Play Donald Trump's Inauguration

"The reports that Elton is performing at Trump's [presidential] inauguration are not true," singer's rep tells Rolling Stone<p>A representative for …

Nirvana, Bowie, R.E.M. Songs Among Grammy Hall of Fame's 2017 Inductees

N.W.A's 'Straight Outta Compton,' Prince's 'Sign 'O' the Times' among 25 recordings recognized as "part of our musical, social and cultural …

Cryonics: frozen girl's father says providers exploit the vulnerable

Those offering to cryogenically freeze people’s bodies are offering false hope to those frightened of dying, he says<p>The father of a 14-year-old girl who was granted her dying wish to have her body cryogenically frozen has accused those who provide the service of taking advantage of vulnerable …

Divorce

Why do people keep coming to this couple's home looking for lost phones?

It started the first month that Christina Lee and Michael Saba started living together. An angry family came knocking at their door demanding the …

T-Mobile

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Physiology

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Brain

Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Clues to Genesis of Ancient Lake and Peak

Geological observations from NASA's Curiosity rover have helped scientists come up with a scenario for the creation of a lake that's bigger than Salt Lake and a mountain that's higher than Mount Rainier on ancient Mars.<p>The scenario suggests that water could have filled much of 96-mile-wide …

Jigsaw Puzzles

Military preps a quick-strike team for Ebola response in United States

Are you on the front lines of Ebola? We'd like to hear your story.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. military is forming a 30-person "quick-strike team" equipped to provide direct treatment to Ebola patients inside the United States, a Defense Department official told CNN's Barbara Starr on Sunday.<p>A Pentagon …

Amid Ebola fears, cruise ship quarantines worker, airline contacts travelers

Concerns about even remote chances of Ebola exposure rippled Friday from a U.S. airline to a cruise ship off Belize, with Frontier contacting hundreds who flew with an infected nurse and Carnival quarantining a health worker only tangentially linked to an Ebola patient's care.<p>The airline's move …

Officials locate possible Ebola patient contact

A homeless man being sought because of possible contact with the lone U.S. Ebola patient was found Sunday in Texas after several hours of searching, …

AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

Thermostability: Taking the Fridge Out of the Equation

Vaccines are among the most important medical tools Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and other organizations employ to protect …

Public Health

Deadly Disappointment Awaits at Ebola Clinics Due to Lack of Space

Sick Patients Are Turned Away; At Least 1,515 Hospital Beds Needed in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea<p>Milton Mulbon arrived in a taxi at the gates of an Ebola clinic in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, with his 24-year-old daughter, Patience, bleeding in the back seat. Guards turned them away.<p>"They're …

Disease

Ask Me Anything About Ebola: Reddit AMA

See the AMA at http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2g79ip/i_work_for_doctors_without_...<p>Join Estrella Lasry, MD, MSc, DTMH, Tropical Medicine …

Disease

Hodor and Bran Stark Will Not Appear in Season Five of 'Game of Thrones'

Actor Kristian Nairn says he will be on hiatus, but hints at the future of his 'Game of Thrones'-inspired DJ tour<p>A sad <i>Game of Thrones</i> spoiler alert …

Desperate WHO Calls Ebola Drug Summit As Crisis Worsens

More than 100 scientists and industry executives will convene this week at the WHO’s headquarters Geneva, Switzerland, in response to a spiraling …

Disease

Flight of the Conchords' Jemaine Clement Denies HBO Renewal Rumors

Musician-comedian tweeted a clarification this week, saying recent quotes about a new HBO show were taken out of context<p>Rumors have been swirling …

Officials continue to investigate man charged in willful HIV infection

Authorities said they are investigating whether there are more alleged victims of a man charged with knowingly infecting a partner with HIV.<p>"There is an ongoing investigation as to whether there may be additional charges," said a spokesman for San Diego City Atty. Jan Goldsmith.<p>Thomas Miguel …

Burning Man Gate Closed Due To Bad Weather

The annual Burning Man celebration begins today and is set to run through September 1. Organizers have just announced that the gate to the event at …

MSF Begins Admitting Patients to Ebola Center in Monrovia, Liberia

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) admitted nine patients today into its newly constructed ELWA 3 Ebola Management Center in …

Disease

Judge rules Wisconsin girl in Slenderman case not mentally competent | Reuters

WAUKESHA Wis. (Reuters) - A Wisconsin girl accused of luring a friend into the woods and repeatedly stabbing her to please Slenderman, a fictional Internet character, is not mentally competent to stand trial, a judge ruled on Friday.<p>The girl, Morgan Geyser, and her friend, Anissa Weier, both 12, …

IDF: Israeli soldier abducted during cease-fire

Abduction Is Hamas’s Most Terrifying Weapon

The favored tactic of Israel’s enemies in Gaza has been the abduction of soldiers who could be traded for Palestinian prisoners. On Friday, Hamas …

At least one American Ebola patient heading to U.S.

Two American medical missionaries diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia could be back in the USA next week for treatment at a special medical isolation unit at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital, the U.S. State Department said Friday.<p>The State Department did not name the two …

Michael Brown mourners attend memorial service in St Louis – pictures

Thousands of people pay their respects to Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was shot dead two weeks ago<p>Follow the latest in our live blog

Ebola virus victim left lying in Guinea street for hours over infection fears

Residents of Guinea's capital Conakry criticise emergency services for their slow response to help a man who collapsed in the street and was left for nearly five hours because of fears he might be suffering from Ebola<p>A man lay helpless in the street for almost five hours without medical assistance …

Boy missing since 1940 ID'd at shuttered Florida boys school

On their deathbeds — her father's in the 1960s and her mother's in the 1980s — Ovell Krell's parents made her promise she'd never stop looking for her brother.<p>"Will you find Owen and bring him back?" she recalls her dad asking.<p>"I'll try until the day I die, Daddy," she replied.<p>After more than seven …