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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 lat.ms/1mM2IrL
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Idea of Ebola virus that never leaves human population "has never previously been contemplated," WHO experts say lat.ms/1r2ILhj
70.8% -- The proportion of people with confirmed @Ebola infection who have died in this outbreak. via @NEJM lat.ms/1r2ILhj
#Ebola virus strain in current epidemic is actually no more lethal or virulent than strains in previous outbreaks. lat.ms/1r2ILhj
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If present trends continue, #Ebola cases could exceed 20,000 by Nov. 2, @WHO experts write in @NEJM lat.ms/1r2ILhj
#Ebola here to stay? The @WHO says the virus may now be endemic in humans. lat.ms/1r2ILhj
Dry roasting may explain why peanut allergies are more common in Western nations than in East Asia lat.ms/1sVj2CR
Raw peanuts provoked much smaller allergic response than nuts roasted at high heat. Blame the Maillard reaction! lat.ms/1sVj2CR
Allergic to peanuts? Maybe you're just allergic to the way they're cooked, scientists say lat.ms/1sVj2CR
Can you fight pain by looking at a beautiful painting? Yes, according to research that won an @IgNobel Prize lat.ms/1ravi5J
Yoga? Yes! More, please, especially after Bhakti Fest lat.ms/1sGd48N
Coping with anxiety: Newsmen share strategies, including meditation lat.ms/1rncO2u
Duchess Kate's pregnancy puts focus on ills of severe morning sickness lat.ms/1sFJVuB
Groov3 is a dance party that doesn't feel like exercise lat.ms/1rn39J2
.@BarackObama declares a war we can all get behind. The enemy: drug-resistant superbugs: lat.ms/1AVpZIB
Enterovirus D68: in the past, ppl wd say the flu season was early. "But maybe it wasn't the flu. Maybe it was this." lat.ms/1r6mDRV
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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