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Ebola Spread Is Exponential In Liberia, Thousands Of Cases Expected Soon, According To World Health Organization

Reuters | Reuters | September 8, 2014 | Healthy Living
(adds details) GENEVA, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The Ebola virus is spreading fast in Liberia, where many thousands of new cases are expected over the coming three weeks, the World Health Organization said on Monday. "Transmission of the Ebola virus in Liberia is already intense and the number of new...

The Lead Hazard In Schools That Won't Go Away

Lynne Peeples | September 8, 2014 | Green
A contractor cleans up lead paint at a contaminated building in Providence, R.I., in 2006. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki) Portland, Ore. — The worn, heart-shaped rug that greeted you upon entering Angela Molloy Murphy's preschool was a reflection of the love she...

This Is What Social Media Is Doing To Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | September 8, 2014 | Technology
This is your brain: This is your brain on social media: Generally speaking, humans are social creatures, but according to AsapSCIENCE, in-person communication doesn't quite scratch the same itch as online interactions via social media....

It Only Takes A Few Hours For A Virus To Spread Through An Entire Office

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | September 8, 2014 | Healthy Living
Once a virus makes it onto an office doorknob, it only takes a few hours before it can be found on 40 to 60 percent of the people inside a workplace -- as well as 40 to 60 percent of other commonly-touched objects, like an elevator button or printer --...

Sadly, Pumpkin Spice Condoms Aren't A Thing After All

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | September 8, 2014 | Business
Forget sweater weather and crisp autumn leaves; these days, the true arrival of fall seems marked by the arrival of Starbucks' infamous pumpkin spice latte -- at least on the social media sphere. This year, a rumor surfaced that the sticky sweet craze had spawned an...

Rick Sacra, U.S. Missionary Doctor With Ebola, Showing Signs Of Improvement

Reuters | Reuters | September 8, 2014 | Healthy Living
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE, Sept 6 (Reuters) - The third U.S. medical missionary to become infected with the Ebola virus was showing signs of improvement Saturday at a Nebraska hospital but was still very ill, his wife said. Dr. Rick Sacra, a 51-year-old Boston physician, arrived Friday at the Nebraska...

Olive Garden's ‘Never Ending Pasta Passes' Sell Out In Hours (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | September 8, 2014 | Business
UPDATE: 4:45 p.m. -- Olive Garden announced on its website late Monday that the restaurant chain sold out of all 1,000 of its Never Ending Pasta Passes within two hours of the promotion’s 3 p.m. EST starting time. According to Business Insider,...

John Dingell Hospitalized With Abdominal Pain, 'Doing Well'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | September 8, 2014 | Politics
Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) was hospitalized for abdominal pain Monday but is "doing well," according to NBC News and Detroit News' David Shepardson. According to Shepardson, Dingell was admitted to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit: Breaking: @john_dingell admitted to Henry Ford Hospital...

How Soy Supplements May Affect Breast-Cancer Genes

Sarah Klein | September 8, 2014 | Healthy Living
By: Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, Contributing Writer Published: 09/07/2014 09:30 AM EDT on LiveScience Taking soy protein supplements may lead to some concerning genetic changes for women with breast cancer, a new study suggests. In the study, half of 140 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer took...

Unidentified Lung Virus Spreads To Hundreds Of Kids In 10 States

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | September 8, 2014 | Healthy Living
The start of school often brings newly shared germs among kids, but some are calling the spread of an unidentified lung virus in as many as 1,000 children across 10 states "unprecedented." Over the past three weeks, hundreds of children have come down with what the CDC believes...

Wendy Davis Reveals Her Mother 'Almost' Killed Herself, Her Children While Depressed

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | September 8, 2014 | Politics
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), who is running for governor, opened up about the severity of her mother's depression in a Monday interview with "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts, saying her mother almost killed herself and her children after divorcing Davis' father. Davis sat...

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Protects Monkeys For 10 Months, Requires Booster

Reuters | Reuters | September 8, 2014 | Healthy Living
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK, Sept 7 (Reuters) - An experimental Ebola vaccine similar to one being developed by GlaxoSmithKline is effective for at least five weeks in lab monkeys but requires boosting with an additional vaccine to extend its protection to 10 months, according to a study published on...

Why You Should Wash Those Dirty Gym Clothes Immediately

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | September 8, 2014 | Healthy Living
Those fancy, sweat-wicking polyester workout clothes may keep you cool and dry while you exercise, but they might also stink a lot worse after sitting in your laundry basket awhile -- at least, compared with a cotton T-shirt, a new study suggests. That's because odor-causing bacteria, called micrococci,...

Harvard's Health School To Get Record $350M Gift

AP | Tyler Kingkade | September 8, 2014 | College
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University announced Monday that its school of public health has received a record $350 million donation to support students and bolster research into major global health threats. The gift, the largest single donation in the history of the university, came from a philanthropic foundation established by...

Climate Change Threatens The Newest Prescription For Children: Time Outdoors

Lynne Peeples | September 6, 2014 | Green
Luisa Maria Vasquez Cruz received an unusual prescription last year from her pediatrician: Spend more time playing outside. Dr. Robert Zarr, her pediatrician at Unity Health Care, a clinic that serves low-income and uninsured families in Washington, D.C., calls her unconventional treatment regimen a "huge success." The 9-year-old's asthma is...

Brandon Marshall Tackles Stigma Of Mental Illness In The NFL

Avery Stone | September 8, 2014 | Healthy Living
In our culture, being masculine often means not being vulnerable; this is especially true in the NFL, where it seems players must act like stone-faced warriors to survive unscathed. But Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has weaknesses, and he isn't afraid to talk about them....

What Is Hypoxia?

Amanda L. Chan | September 5, 2014 | Healthy Living
Hypoxia, a condition where low amounts of oxygen in the body's tissues can quickly lead to organ damage, loss of consciousness and ultimately death, is suspected to have played a part in a plane crash that killed New York developer Larry Glazer and his wife Jane...

WHO Urges Use Of Drugs Derived From Blood Of Ebola Survivors

Reuters | September 6, 2014 | Healthy Living
* WHO issues recommendations of Ebola expert meeting * Gives green light for using serum from Ebola survivors * Vaccines may be available after safety trials in Nov. * Health care workers are priority for vaccines, WHO says (Adds quotes, WHO statement) By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles GENEVA, Sept...

Many New Moms Are Eating Their Placentas. Baylor Wants Them Off the Menu.

Caroline Bologna | September 5, 2014 | Parents
She was recovering in a postpartum room at Baylor University Medical Center this spring, exhausted from giving birth, when her husband gave her the good news. "We got the placenta," he told her. "It's in the cooler."

The Hidden Cost of Gun Violence

Braden Goyette | September 5, 2014 | Politics
Last October, Aireana and her boyfriend were driving through Oakland when a man on the street opened fire on their car. Her two children, ages 6 and 1, were in the backseat. Aireana, who asked to be identified only by her first name, remembers feeling something slam into her jaw...
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