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Do brain injuries link athletes, soldiers?

May 16, 2012, 3:35 am by CNN Health

The same dementia-like disease found in the brain tissue of several NFL players has shown up in the brains of four U.S. veterans exposed head trauma, according to new research.


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GOP slams Obama's choice for Ebola czar
CNN Health : October 18, 2014, 2:32 am
Republicans who pressed President Barack Obama for a more coordinated federal response to the Ebola outbreak are blasting the appointment of Ron Klain, a veteran Democratic political aide, as the "Ebola czar."

What the dying really regret
CNN Health : October 17, 2014, 7:15 am
There are many regrets patients share with this chaplain before they die; those about time wasted hating their bodies are saddest.

Airline contacting people on flights with nurse infected with Ebola
CNN Health : October 17, 2014, 7:08 am
A nurse infected with Ebola may have had symptoms sooner, authorities say, and an airline is notifying passengers who were on the same flights she took from Dallas to Cleveland.

What the dying really regret
CNN Health : October 16, 2014, 10:53 am
There are many regrets patients share with this chaplain in the months before they die. But those about the time they waste hating their bodies are the saddest.

Ebola outbreak 'running much faster' than response
CNN Health : October 16, 2014, 10:21 am
The current Ebola outbreak is "running much faster" than the international response to it, the co-discoverer of the virus said Thursday.