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"There’s a big gap between what we want to do in brain research and the technology to make exploration possible" lat.ms/1ubaL2j
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FIT = Fitness Improves Thinking. A new study in Pediatrics shows how true that is for kids! lat.ms/1vsHYFH
President Obama's @BRAINinitiative announces first $46 mil in research funds. Here's what it'll buy: lat.ms/1ubaL2j
Antibiotics may or may not clear up an ear infection, but they'll make some kids more prone to obesity lat.ms/1osR5kO
'Abstinence is 100% effective in preventing pregnancy,' but teens don't always stick with it, @AmerAcadPeds says lat.ms/1sLqxSP
OMG, IUDs for teens? YES, pediatricians say. lat.ms/1sLqxSP
P.E. isn't a distraction from classroom learning -- it's essential to it. Here's how: lat.ms/1vsHYFH
Condoms & withdrawal are teens' favored methods of birth control, but implants & IUDs are better, @AmerAcadPeds says lat.ms/1sLqxSP
Has antibiotics use in babies contributed to the obesity epidemic? New research suggests it has. lat.ms/1nBTcb8
Treating common early-childhood ailments with antibiotics may be linked to childhood obesity, study finds lat.ms/1nBTcb8
The many ways dieters can sabotage their efforts to lose weight lat.ms/1uOdhJw
Pancreatic cancer's a sneaky, mean SOB. But scientists at Salk Institute think they can unmask it and make treatment more effective....
Food expert suggests changes to lose weight -- willpower not required lat.ms/1uOaaBq
For Chris O'Donnell of 'NCIS: Los Angeles,' yoga aids a battered back lat.ms/1DEWsac
E-bikes are a hit at Interbike show in Vegas lat.ms/1DESA9l
Put a bit more oomph into your push-up lat.ms/1DEK4Ho
Experiments with exasperated rats give scientists clues about how to focus the human brain: lat.ms/1CtwIvR
People who work at least 55 hours per week more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes. Is it quittin time yet? lat.ms/Zf9A6p
Over 60 and noticing memory changes? Don't dismiss them. lat.ms/1pfimag
Too stressed to exercise? Think again. It may be the key to warding off depression. Here's how it works... lat.ms/1vkiudE
Another way the rich are different: Long work weeks don't increase their risk of diabetes, via@TheLancetEndo lat.ms/Zf9A6p
Is your job killing you? If you work more than 55 hours/week, it might be adding to your risk of diabetes. lat.ms/Zf9A6p
What's in a face? It depends who's looking, scientists warn lat.ms/1wMAD3O
Facial evolution was more than a dating game, studies show. Via @LATsciguy lat.ms/1wMAD3O
If the rate of premature births in the U.S. were as low as in Sweden, 3,200 fewer babies would die each year lat.ms/1tZGGSY
Type 2 diabetes rate is stable overall, but is still on the rise for blacks, Latinos and younger Americans lat.ms/1v0pCg3
In 2011, nearly 24,000 American babies died before reaching their first birthday, @CDCgov says lat.ms/1tZGGSY
Out of 29 of the world's richest countries, the United States ranks 26th for infant mortality. from @CDCgov lat.ms/1tZGGSY
U.S. sees some payoff from getting obesity rates under control. Now rates of type 2 diabetes are flatting out too lat.ms/1v0pCg3
Will #Ebola infect >1.4 million people, or be all but over by Jan. 20? Depends on world's response, @CDCgov says lat.ms/1mM2IrL
Idea of Ebola virus that never leaves human population "has never previously been contemplated," WHO experts say lat.ms/1r2ILhj
70.8% -- The proportion of people with confirmed @Ebola infection who have died in this outbreak. via @NEJM lat.ms/1r2ILhj
#Ebola virus strain in current epidemic is actually no more lethal or virulent than strains in previous outbreaks. lat.ms/1r2ILhj
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If present trends continue, #Ebola cases could exceed 20,000 by Nov. 2, @WHO experts write in @NEJM lat.ms/1r2ILhj
#Ebola here to stay? The @WHO says the virus may now be endemic in humans. lat.ms/1r2ILhj
Dry roasting may explain why peanut allergies are more common in Western nations than in East Asia lat.ms/1sVj2CR
Raw peanuts provoked much smaller allergic response than nuts roasted at high heat. Blame the Maillard reaction! lat.ms/1sVj2CR
Allergic to peanuts? Maybe you're just allergic to the way they're cooked, scientists say lat.ms/1sVj2CR
Can you fight pain by looking at a beautiful painting? Yes, according to research that won an @IgNobel Prize lat.ms/1ravi5J
Yoga? Yes! More, please, especially after Bhakti Fest lat.ms/1sGd48N
Coping with anxiety: Newsmen share strategies, including meditation lat.ms/1rncO2u
Duchess Kate's pregnancy puts focus on ills of severe morning sickness lat.ms/1sFJVuB
Groov3 is a dance party that doesn't feel like exercise lat.ms/1rn39J2
.@BarackObama declares a war we can all get behind. The enemy: drug-resistant superbugs: lat.ms/1AVpZIB
Enterovirus D68: in the past, ppl wd say the flu season was early. "But maybe it wasn't the flu. Maybe it was this." lat.ms/1r6mDRV
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Sad fact: For blacks to be twice as likely to die from gun violence is actually an improvement since the 1990s. lat.ms/1p2N7zg
Take this news on artificial sweeteners with a grain of salt, experts warn. Mice are not people. lat.ms/1wsW9KN
ICYMI: Here's some not-so-sweet news about the metabolic effects of artificial sweeteners (mainly in mice). lat.ms/1wsW9KN
Is a foreign aid worker more deserving of an Ebola vaccine than a nurse who lives in West Africa? lat.ms/1uafWNo
Not having ANY Ebola drugs, vaccines is a problem. Not having ENOUGH of them is a problem too: lat.ms/1uafWNo