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The local government in St. Bernard's Parish has been attempting to cleanse the water supply for roughly three weeks. State health officials are now requiring more chlorine be put in the water. Health officials emphasize that you cannot be infected from drinking water. WWL's Thanh Truong reports.
Penetration of generic drugs on the marketplace has increased over 30 years, but drug companies have developed ways to delay generic entry
The CDC says that while most kids get vaccinated, too many parents fail to follow-up with required booster shots
The World Health Organization released new estimates for the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, saying that the number of cases could exceed 20,000. The United Nations has launched a $489 million initiative to help combat the disease, which has killed more than 1,500 people. Tina Kraus reports.
New study says a small federal tax on sugary drinks could have a big impact
Accidental falls are the leading cause of injury among the elderly but an experimental therapy could help keep them steady
U.S. federal health officials announce plans to begin testing an experimental Ebola vaccine on human volunteers
Actual number of cases in hard-hit areas of West Africa may be two to four times higher than currently reported
Don't spill the beans; this bean salad is cheap, quick and easy to make for your kid's school lunch.
Breast cancer researchers in Britain have come up with a new classification system for the disease which could help improve treatment. Also, a drug to fight multiple sclerosis is doing well in clinical trials. Brian Webb reports on the day's to health news.

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