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Study: More than 8 in 10 US homes forbid smoking

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found smoking is even forbidden in nearly half of homes where an adult smoker resides, up from one in 10 households with smokers in the early 1990s.

Google’s health startup forges venture with AbbVie

Google’s ambitious health startup is teaming up with biotechnology drugmaker AbbVie in a $500 million joint venture that will try to develop new ways to treat cancer and other diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Health workers spray the body of a amputee suspected of dying from the Ebola virus with disinfectant, in a busy street in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.  Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers won't be able to access fields, a U.N. food agency warned Tuesday. An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,500 people, and authorities have cordoned off entire towns in an effort to halt the virus' spread.  (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

WHO: New Ebola fears mount in Nigeria

Officials in Nigeria had believed that Ebola was largely contained within Africa’s most populous country after a sick traveler from Liberia brought the disease to Lagos.

This undated photo provided by CVS Health, a CVS store employee removes tobacco products from the store shelves in East Greenwich, R.I. CVS will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned, and Rhode Island-based CVS Caremark will now be known as CVS Health. (AP Photo/CVS Health)

CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

CVS Caremark said it will now be known as CVS Health, effective immediately. The signs on its roughly 7,700 drugstores won’t change, so the tweak may not register with shoppers.

Parvovirus attacking puppies in Illinois

Parvovirus, a highly contagious disease, has killed some puppies after being almost nonexistent in the area for several years, veterinarians said.