Rate of Decline for Retailers Selling Tobacco Products to Minors Slows

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_992a3272ef.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration released on Wednesday indicated that the last 10 years have seen a slow in the decline of retailers selling tobacco products to minors. Some states, the SAMHSA says, are better than others at preventing minors from buying tobacco products illegally.

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Constantly Drunk, Without Alcohol: Strange Condition Ferments Food in Gut

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_ab5eb4d5f3.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) --  Nick Hess lives an active lifestyle -- biking, swimming and playing volleyball. But three years ago, the 34-year-old waiter practically collapsed onto the floor with intense stomach pain. “[I] thought maybe I had a stomach bug or something. It was terrible,” Hess told ABC News’ 20/20.

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CDC: Over 50 Experts on Ground in West Africa Fighting Spread of Ebola

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_b537a5499a.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (MONROVIA, Liberia) -- More than 50 experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are in West Africa battling the spread of the Ebola virus that has killed over 1,000 people thus far. The CDC says that the promised surge of assistance that was expected to happen within 30 days of the announcement was completed in under two weeks.

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Husband: American Ebola Patient 'Making Good Progress'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_05ef84d018.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- The husband of an American health worker infected with Ebola said she is “improving” and headed “in the right direction” after contracting the deadly virus last month. Nancy Writebol, 59, has been treated in a special isolation ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta since arriving from Liberia on Aug. 5. Writebol was working as a hygienist in a ward treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, Liberia, when she became infected.

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Robin Williams' Death Highlights Rising Risk of Suicide

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_ea12ce0dae.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The death of actor Robin Williams has highlighted the rising rate of suicide among middle-aged men, the most successful of whom are in no way immune to depression. Williams had spoken candidly about his battle with depression and addiction over his four-decade career. He apparently committed suicide by hanging himself Monday, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. He was 63.

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