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Will #Ebola infect >1.4 million people, or be all but over by Jan. 20? Depends on world's response, @CDCgov says
Idea of Ebola virus that never leaves human population "has never previously been contemplated," WHO experts say
70.8% -- The proportion of people with confirmed @Ebola infection who have died in this outbreak. via @NEJM
#Ebola virus strain in current epidemic is actually no more lethal or virulent than strains in previous outbreaks.
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If present trends continue, #Ebola cases could exceed 20,000 by Nov. 2, @WHO experts write in @NEJM
#Ebola here to stay? The @WHO says the virus may now be endemic in humans.
Dry roasting may explain why peanut allergies are more common in Western nations than in East Asia
Raw peanuts provoked much smaller allergic response than nuts roasted at high heat. Blame the Maillard reaction!
Allergic to peanuts? Maybe you're just allergic to the way they're cooked, scientists say
Can you fight pain by looking at a beautiful painting? Yes, according to research that won an @IgNobel Prize
Yoga? Yes! More, please, especially after Bhakti Fest
Coping with anxiety: Newsmen share strategies, including meditation
Duchess Kate's pregnancy puts focus on ills of severe morning sickness
Groov3 is a dance party that doesn't feel like exercise
.@BarackObama declares a war we can all get behind. The enemy: drug-resistant superbugs:
Enterovirus D68: in the past, ppl wd say the flu season was early. "But maybe it wasn't the flu. Maybe it was this."
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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.
Take this news on artificial sweeteners with a grain of salt, experts warn. Mice are not people.
ICYMI: Here's some not-so-sweet news about the metabolic effects of artificial sweeteners (mainly in mice).
Is a foreign aid worker more deserving of an Ebola vaccine than a nurse who lives in West Africa?
Not having ANY Ebola drugs, vaccines is a problem. Not having ENOUGH of them is a problem too:
Most of the calories that Americans have cut from their diets since 2007 were in the form of junk foods/drinks:
6.4 trillion: The number of calories NOT purchased (or eaten) by Americans since 2007.
101: The number of calories that Americans with kids have cut out of their daily diets since 2007.
Americans aren't getting fatter, but they're still adding inches around the waist
Kidney donors aren't just nicer than the rest of us. They also have bigger brains. @PNASNews
Bigger waistlines mean greater risk of heart disease & diabetes regardless of BMI. So this is a real problem:
Not-so-fun fact: Compared to singletons, twins are 6.4 times more likely to die within 28 days of birth.
Abdominal obesity is a particularly bad form of obesity. In the U.S., it's getting worse. @JAMA_current @CDCgov
Paying now prevents paying later for crime, sex, drug and psychological problems, study suggests
There's obesity & then there's abdominal obesity. One has stabilized; the other is getting worse.
Easy weight-loss advice: Make sure your food is NOT the same color as your plate. If they match, you eat 18% more
Gym bro culture lets young men share the weight of workouts
Doctor's weight-loss order pushed her into the pool; now she's a champ
Burn calories as you work without buying an expensive treadmill desk
Sweaters in the kitchen pantry and food in the bedroom closet? This'll keep you @Slimbydesign, @BrianWansink says
The only food items you should buy in bulk are foods that are good for you. Good advice from @BrianWansink
Clean up to slim down: Women who left cereal box out all day weighed 22 pounds more than neighbors who put it away.
Chew gum when you go to the supermarket. It'll reduce the amount of junk food you buy, @BrianWansink says
How to bulk up like a true gym bro
Las Vegas: Finding the latest in bike equipment at Interbike
Wondering whether that cough could be Enterovirus D68? Here's your expert guide:
Medications to tame anxiety and bring sleep can erode mental function, but may make Alzheimer's more likely
Second time's a charm for Contrave, the newest FDA-approved diet drug.
The @UN needs $600 million to fight #Ebola. The @gatesfoundation puts up 1/12th of that:
Talk about adverse effects! Drugs to treat poss. early symptoms of Alzheimer's may double risk of the disease
Anti-anxiety drugs like Xanax & Valium may double as anti-Alzheimer's drugs (that is, they may INCREASE risk of AD)
Turnout for @CareHarbor signups relatively low; more appointments to be handed out today. Link to #Obamacare?…
Enterovirus D68 no 'cause for concern' in California -- for now, official says: via @LATerynbrown
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Phrase of the Day: "Medically questionable medications." It appears they are rampant in U.S. nursing homes