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Program helps rally South L.A. women to health lat.ms/1pL3owG
Many animals that suffer from contagious yawning. Here's what that says about the biological roots of empathy: lat.ms/1opO2Zp
E-cigarette use among 6th-to-12th graders tripled between 2011 and 2013 alone, CDC researchers find: lat.ms/1ssKVTS
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Scientists find another benefit to weight-loss surgery: It seems to make your brain work better. lat.ms/1q2OamI
Could broadening medical marijuana be the answer to the epidemic of deadly opioid ODs? Maybe. lat.ms/1laAOVl
Is medical marijuana a way to prevent fatal overdoses of pain meds? Study in @JAMAInternalMed looks promising lat.ms/1mNVhdY
More than three-quarters of overweight kids were judged by their parents to be just fine, study says lat.ms/1BWnLfk
Is childhood obesity relative? Study finds it's harder for parents to recognize when their kids need to slim down. lat.ms/1BWnLfk
Doctors urge middle & high schools to start later in the morning, for the sake of teen health. Here's why: lat.ms/1wtrila
Watching the 2022 World Cup in Doha, Qatar, in the summer could be hazardous to your health, study says lat.ms/1BPLr53
Homework for parents as school starts lat.ms/1tBoY62
At SRF World Convocation, meditation and solidarity come into focus lat.ms/1tBjvfA
Paramahansa Yogananda's steps on a path to a happy life lat.ms/1pnNokh
How Lou Ferrigno stays Hulk-ripped at 62 lat.ms/1pnskKI
Tension Releasing Exercises shake loose 'therapeutic tremors' lat.ms/1tAN68P
Two Liberians who received experimental Ebola drug have shown "marked improvement," WHO says lat.ms/1q3dQhQ
U.S. teen birth rate hits historic low; @CDCgov researchers credit increased contraception use & abstinence: lat.ms/1qrtQHF
Experimental drug for Marburg virus works great in monkey tests and may lead the way to an Ebola drug. lat.ms/1sVdzB6
Reason to avoid casual sex? The more sexual partners you've had, the lower your odds of a satisfying marriage. lat.ms/1odMy4l
Marriage advice from research psychologists: Invite lots of people to your wedding. Here's why: lat.ms/1z1mGP3
Anti-smoking program from @MassGeneral boosted quitting rate 70%, could cost less than $1,000 per quitter lat.ms/1tjlc24
Hospital counselors used free medication, phone calls to boost smokers' odds of quitting by 70% via @JAMA_current lat.ms/1tjlc24
Missionaries stricken with Ebola virus deserved special treatment and access to experimental drug, expert says lat.ms/1pWXlE1
U.S. to accelerate clinical trials for experimental Ebola vaccine lat.ms/XvzXnC Start date moved up to early September
You can't trust your drug dealer, researcher warns lat.ms/1v8Uhq2