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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
Atkins, Schmatkins. Whatever diet works for you is a diet that works. @JAMA_current via @aminawrite lat.ms/1pn6x0I
Insects and algae in makeup? Yes, and many more common ingredients lat.ms/1qOrenB
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