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The @CDCgov says medical waste from #Ebola patients should be incinerated. No can do, say CA & other states.
Medical waste from a single Ebola patient fills 8 55-gallon barrels/day. Where does it go? Hospitals want to know.
Number of the day: 440. That's how many gallons of medical waste a single Ebola patient generates EACH DAY!
Healthful food tips for the grab-and-go lifestyle
Try This!: The 'Baby Salutation' stretch, no child required
Ryan Kwanten on sports: 'You name it, and I'll try to compete'
Clinical trial debunks the conventional wisdom that losing weight quickly is worse than losing it slowly
Whether you lose weight fast or slow, most dieters gain most of their weight back. Study in @TheLancetEndo
Crash diets work just as well as slow-and-steady diets. (But neither works all that well in the long run.)
Data on California Medical patients shows Obamacare is working, @UCLA study finds
'There have been no reports of dogs or cats becoming sick with #Ebola,' @CDCgov says
Though dogs have been infected with the Ebola virus, it doesn't seem to make them sick
Good news, dog & cat owners: There is no evidence your pet will spread Ebola @CDCgov @VetsWSAVA
ICYMI: Researchers make fecal transplants more convenient by putting poop pills on ice
First triathlon goal becomes a reality in Goleta
Sean Hannity proves he's a do-and-diet kind of guy
Running shoes made to fit the shapes of feet
Recovery exercises are also a controlled workout
ICYMI: Falling mortality rates for the U.S.'s top killers mean Americans can expect to live longer than ever
Extremely close-up view of HIV in action reveals a vulnerability in its infamous "spikes." via @montemorin
This mouse study from @UCBerkeley suggests grapefruit may be nature's diabetes drug. via @PLOSONE
Grapefruit juice helped mice avoid gaining weight from fatty foods & helped obese mice slim down a bit.
Scientists use powerful microscopes to observe weaponry of HIV in action. Findings offer hope for HIV vaccine
Mice who drank grapefruit juice gained less weight on high-fat diet than mice who drank sugar water. @PLOSONE
In school success, do home and classroom environment trump heritable traits like intelligence and determination? Not even close....
Would you want to know if Alzheimer's is in your near future? A new test could help tell.
Which comes first, sexting or sex? New study is first to answer that question with data, via @AmerAcadPeds
Nobel prize honors 3 decades of brain research on how we navigate space, and hints at so many more mysteries.
The @NobelPrize winners' work on the GPS system in the brain helped scientists understand Alzheimer's
Disease detectives on the hunt to confine Ebola virus…
Nip the flu bug in the bud by managing stress
A dose of websites for wellness seekers
Jane Fonda sparked NFL Hall of Famer Michael Strahan's life of fitness
Households with kids ate less junk food in 2012 than '07, report says
Yogascape gives a warm glow amid inspiring scenes
Breaking: Child treated at Children's Hospital in LA with partial paralysis tests postivie for EV-D68 @latimes
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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"
FIT = Fitness Improves Thinking. A new study in Pediatrics shows how true that is for kids!
President Obama's @BRAINinitiative announces first $46 mil in research funds. Here's what it'll buy:
Antibiotics may or may not clear up an ear infection, but they'll make some kids more prone to obesity
'Abstinence is 100% effective in preventing pregnancy,' but teens don't always stick with it, @AmerAcadPeds says
OMG, IUDs for teens? YES, pediatricians say.
P.E. isn't a distraction from classroom learning -- it's essential to it. Here's how:
Condoms & withdrawal are teens' favored methods of birth control, but implants & IUDs are better, @AmerAcadPeds says
Has antibiotics use in babies contributed to the obesity epidemic? New research suggests it has.
Treating common early-childhood ailments with antibiotics may be linked to childhood obesity, study finds
The many ways dieters can sabotage their efforts to lose weight
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
For Chris O'Donnell of 'NCIS: Los Angeles,' yoga aids a battered back