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American Idol Alum Scott MacIntyre: I Won't Let Kidney Failure Slow Me Down

Scott MacIntyre: I Won't Let Kidney Failure Slow Me Down

Originally posted 10/20/2014 03:45PM

Though doctors have given him just six months until his kidneys fail, American Idol's Scott MacIntyre refuses to let his illness slow him down.

"There is a lot of uncertainty about the immediate future, as you can imagine," MacIntyre tells PEOPLE of being diagnosed with kidney failure. "But for now, I'm still very mobile and I'm going to continue to perform and speak as long as I have the strength to do so."

This is not the first time MacIntyre has faced a health crisis. The season 8 Idol contestant, 29 – who was born blind – had to undergo a kidney transplant at the age of 22 after he was diagnosed with kidney failure in his late teens.

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So This Is the Reason U2's Bono Has Been Wearing Shades All These Years

U2's Bono Reveals the Surprising (and Serious) Reason for His Sunglasses: Glaucoma

Originally posted 10/17/2014 04:30PM

As the charismatic frontman of one of the world's biggest bands, U2's Bono has rocked his signature style for more than three decades: tight pants, dark shirt and always, always a pair of tinted sunglasses.

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Health Worker Who Handled Ebola Specimen in Isolation on Cruise Ship

Dallas Health Worker Who Handled Ebola Specimen Remains in Isolation on Cruise Ship

Originally posted 10/17/2014 03:45PM

A cruise ship with a Dallas health care worker aboard who is being monitored for signs of Ebola did not receive clearance to dock in Cozumel, Mexico, a day after Belize refused to let the passenger leave the vessel.

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Nicole Scherzinger Says Her New Album Helped with Her Self-Esteem Issues | Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger Says Her New Album Helped with Her Self-Esteem Issues

Originally posted 10/16/2014 08:45PM

After an eight-year battle with bulimia, Nicole Scherzinger has found some relief in her music.

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North Carolina Mom on Losing Septuplets: 'I Want Them to Be Here'

North Carolina Couple Stays Hopeful Despite Losing Septuplets

Originally posted 10/16/2014 12:20PM

Lindsey and Steve Justice still smile when they talk about the moment they learned the unimaginable – when Lindsey's doctor told the Charlotte, North Carolina, couple they were pregnant with septuplets.

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Dog of Dallas Nurse with Ebola to Be Cared for in a Comfortable, Undisclosed Location

Dog of Dallas Nurse with Ebola to Be Cared for in a Comfortable, Undisclosed Location

Originally posted 10/14/2014 12:30PM

Officials say a year-old King Charles Spaniel has been taken from the Dallas apartment of an Ebola-infected nurse and will be cared for at an undisclosed location.

Nurse Nina Pham's apartment is being thoroughly cleaned after tests over the weekend confirmed she is infected.

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Texas Health Care Worker with Ebola Identified

Texas Health Care Worker with Ebola Identified as Nina Pham

Originally posted 10/13/2014 05:15PM

Media reports and a church rector have identified the second Ebola patient in Texas as a 26-year-old nurse infected while caring for a man from Liberia.

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Amanda Bynes's Parents Are 'Happy She's Safe' as Psychiatric Hold Is Extended | Amanda Bynes

UpdatePosted 10/13/2014 04:15PM

Amanda Bynes's Parents Are 'Happy She's Safe' as Psychiatric Hold Is Extended By Two Weeks

Originally posted 10/13/2014 08:00AM

When Amanda Bynes entered a Los Angeles treatment facility on a 72-hour psychiatric hold on Friday, her beleaguered parents, Lynn and Rick Bynes, breathed a sigh of relief.

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Texas Health Care Worker Contracts Ebola Due to Breach in Safety Protocol

UpdatePosted 10/12/2014 01:15PM

Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola: Officials

Originally posted 10/12/2014 08:00AM

UPDATE: Top federal health officials said Sunday that the Ebola diagnosis in a health care worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan at a Texas hospital – identified as a female nurse, an official told CNN – clearly indicates a breach in safety protocol.

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Spanish Authorities Plan to Euthanize Dog of Nurse Diagnosed with Ebola

Spanish Authorities Plan to Euthanize Dog of Nurse Diagnosed with Ebola

Originally posted 10/07/2014 07:20PM

Authorities in Spain plan to euthanize the dog of a nurse diagnosed with Ebola, but her husband, who is in quarantine, is trying to save the family pet.

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