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This little boy was born deaf. Watch him hear disco music for the first time: lat.ms/1pRGFzk #science #medicine #LosAngeles
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ZMapp goes 18-for-18 in treating monkeys with Ebola. Control group goes 0-for-3. Study in @nature lat.ms/1qOwB6g
Eight commonplace ingredients in makeup that you may not know about lat.ms/1qOrenB
This trial in monkeys is the strongest evidence yet that ZMapp helps Ebola victims, even after they are very sick. lat.ms/1qOwB6g
Ordinary makeup ingredients with an element of surprise lat.ms/1pRHYOu
Striking the right balance at work lat.ms/1u6zYIO
Latest designs in bike world spotlight safer, more comfortable ride lat.ms/1u6f2BP
Using blue light, scientists turn bad memories into good ones in mice: lat.ms/1qMq3sA #science #brain
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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
Emergency physicians are bracing for a rash of overdoses of a new street drug called acetyl fentanyl lat.ms/1v8Uhq2
"Sentinel chickens" form a simple and efficient front line of defense against West Nile disease lat.ms/1oK41qT
This is pretty cool: Injected bacteria eradicated tumors in pet dogs and shrunk it in a single human, says a new study. Clinical trials...
Health tip: When doing side crunches, remember: Abs should be doing the work, so don't crane your neck lat.ms/1yGh6kR #LATfit
Injected bacteria eradicated tumors in some dogs and shrank a tumor in a human. Clinical trials are next lat.ms/1t5I4mo
FDA is being pressured to define "natural," and the agency has been petitioned to ban its use on food labels lat.ms/1t3CyAB
Food buyers lean toward 'natural,' a claim that's hard to define lat.ms/1t4QsRp
Choices abound when buying eggs lat.ms/1t4OSPf
'Get Up!' or lose hours of your life every day, scientist says lat.ms/1t4L4O1
We're all in the clean-plate club, researchers conclude lat.ms/1oWTxDN
The death of Robin Williams has focused new attention on Parkinson's disease lat.ms/VsGLR6
Surfer Bethany Hamilton aims to motivate girls with 'Body and Soul' lat.ms/1oWG3HX
Side crunches can make love handles vanish, if done properly lat.ms/1oWC6mI
Robin Williams had Parkinson's disease, his wife said today. Depression can be a symptom of Parkinson's, experts say lat.ms/Xl0Nz1
Robin Williams had heart disease and depression. It's no coincidence, and more common than you might guess. Scientists are exploring...
A new sleep aid, Belsomra, suppresses the action of the brain's arousal system, a novel approach ow.ly/AkENf