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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
Most of the calories that Americans have cut from their diets since 2007 were in the form of junk foods/drinks: lat.ms/1p1AN2g
6.4 trillion: The number of calories NOT purchased (or eaten) by Americans since 2007. lat.ms/1p1AN2g
101: The number of calories that Americans with kids have cut out of their daily diets since 2007. lat.ms/1p1AN2g
Americans aren't getting fatter, but they're still adding inches around the waist lat.ms/1DgtgpY
Kidney donors aren't just nicer than the rest of us. They also have bigger brains. @PNASNews lat.ms/1ARwCeN
Bigger waistlines mean greater risk of heart disease & diabetes regardless of BMI. So this is a real problem: lat.ms/1u3XMN6
Not-so-fun fact: Compared to singletons, twins are 6.4 times more likely to die within 28 days of birth. lat.ms/1qVN4JN
Abdominal obesity is a particularly bad form of obesity. In the U.S., it's getting worse. @JAMA_current @CDCgov lat.ms/1u3XMN6
Paying now prevents paying later for crime, sex, drug and psychological problems, study suggests lat.ms/1wB2HKa
There's obesity & then there's abdominal obesity. One has stabilized; the other is getting worse. lat.ms/1u3XMN6
Easy weight-loss advice: Make sure your food is NOT the same color as your plate. If they match, you eat 18% more lat.ms/Zjz5TV
Gym bro culture lets young men share the weight of workouts lat.ms/1rVWJg0
Doctor's weight-loss order pushed her into the pool; now she's a champ lat.ms/1rVWJfQ
Burn calories as you work without buying an expensive treadmill desk lat.ms/1rVVrlf
Sweaters in the kitchen pantry and food in the bedroom closet? This'll keep you @Slimbydesign, @BrianWansink says lat.ms/Zjz5TV
The only food items you should buy in bulk are foods that are good for you. Good advice from @BrianWansink lat.ms/Zjz5TV
Clean up to slim down: Women who left cereal box out all day weighed 22 pounds more than neighbors who put it away. lat.ms/Zjz5TV
Chew gum when you go to the supermarket. It'll reduce the amount of junk food you buy, @BrianWansink says lat.ms/Zjz5TV
How to bulk up like a true gym bro lat.ms/1qOk72P
Las Vegas: Finding the latest in bike equipment at Interbike lat.ms/1rQKTDH
Wondering whether that cough could be Enterovirus D68? Here's your expert guide: lat.ms/1nOCVtP
Medications to tame anxiety and bring sleep can erode mental function, but may make Alzheimer's more likely lat.ms/1qj1BAo
Second time's a charm for Contrave, the newest FDA-approved diet drug. lat.ms/WWyFkE
The @UN needs $600 million to fight #Ebola. The @gatesfoundation puts up 1/12th of that: lat.ms/1qMcIQ7
Talk about adverse effects! Drugs to treat poss. early symptoms of Alzheimer's may double risk of the disease lat.ms/1qj1BAo
Anti-anxiety drugs like Xanax & Valium may double as anti-Alzheimer's drugs (that is, they may INCREASE risk of AD) lat.ms/1qj1BAo
Turnout for @CareHarbor signups relatively low; more appointments to be handed out today. Link to #Obamacare? latimes.com/local/la-me-he…
Enterovirus D68 no 'cause for concern' in California -- for now, official says: lat.ms/1osysgo via @LATerynbrown
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Phrase of the Day: "Medically questionable medications." It appears they are rampant in U.S. nursing homes lat.ms/1lRflRF
One way to save big bucks in healthcare: Stop giving useless medications to patients with dementia. lat.ms/1lRflRF
Scientists @ucdavis MIND Institute test a REALLY early intervention for autism lat.ms/1qeTEvY
Deep dive on the DNA of Ashkenazi Jews could help scientists understand genetic links to disease in EVERYONE lat.ms/1uuYapo
Los Angeles residential developments are pumping up gym amenities lat.ms/1rhdl1n
A spouse with ADHD can put stress on a marriage lat.ms/1qmKTPI
Tight muscles? Roll out those kinks and knots lat.ms/1rgTgbn
Bill Maher banishes junk food, pumps basketballs and iron lat.ms/1rgNzu4
Four pool moves that can be cool summer exercises lat.ms/1rgGnyj
Good news, women! Your bra is NOT giving you cancer! lat.ms/1u6S3sh
Sincere thanks to researchers @HutchinsonCtr for debunking the myth that bras cause breast cancer! @AACR lat.ms/1u6S3sh
Health experts celebrate the fact that obesity rates rose in ONLY six states in 2013. lat.ms/1qrGY3H
Congratulations America! You may be turning the corner on obesity. @RWJF_PubHealth @HealthyAmerica1 lat.ms/1qrGY3H
Melanoma is an occupational health risk for pilots, others who work 40,000 feet above sea level. lat.ms/1qz5UoM
When less is more: Mastectomies to treat early-stage breast cancers. via @JAMA_current lat.ms/1lA9kZl
Too many breast cancer patients sacrifice too many healthy breasts for too little benefit, via @JAMA_current lat.ms/1lA9kZl
Africa needs Ebola drugs NOW. But it'll take 4-6 months to make enough ZMapp to run safety tests in people. lat.ms/1nwCtAr