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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
One way to save big bucks in healthcare: Stop giving useless medications to patients with dementia.
Scientists @ucdavis MIND Institute test a REALLY early intervention for autism
Deep dive on the DNA of Ashkenazi Jews could help scientists understand genetic links to disease in EVERYONE
Los Angeles residential developments are pumping up gym amenities
A spouse with ADHD can put stress on a marriage
Tight muscles? Roll out those kinks and knots
Bill Maher banishes junk food, pumps basketballs and iron
Four pool moves that can be cool summer exercises
Good news, women! Your bra is NOT giving you cancer!
Sincere thanks to researchers @HutchinsonCtr for debunking the myth that bras cause breast cancer! @AACR
Health experts celebrate the fact that obesity rates rose in ONLY six states in 2013.
Congratulations America! You may be turning the corner on obesity. @RWJF_PubHealth @HealthyAmerica1
Melanoma is an occupational health risk for pilots, others who work 40,000 feet above sea level.
When less is more: Mastectomies to treat early-stage breast cancers. via @JAMA_current
Too many breast cancer patients sacrifice too many healthy breasts for too little benefit, via @JAMA_current
Africa needs Ebola drugs NOW. But it'll take 4-6 months to make enough ZMapp to run safety tests in people.
Atkins, Schmatkins. Whatever diet works for you is a diet that works. @JAMA_current via @aminawrite
Insects and algae in makeup? Yes, and many more common ingredients
This little boy was born deaf. Watch him hear disco music for the first time: #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
Eight commonplace ingredients in makeup that you may not know about
This trial in monkeys is the strongest evidence yet that ZMapp helps Ebola victims, even after they are very sick.
Ordinary makeup ingredients with an element of surprise
Striking the right balance at work
Latest designs in bike world spotlight safer, more comfortable ride
Using blue light, scientists turn bad memories into good ones in mice: #science #brain
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Program helps rally South L.A. women to health
Many animals that suffer from contagious yawning. Here's what that says about the biological roots of empathy:
E-cigarette use among 6th-to-12th graders tripled between 2011 and 2013 alone, CDC researchers find:
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Scientists find another benefit to weight-loss surgery: It seems to make your brain work better.
Could broadening medical marijuana be the answer to the epidemic of deadly opioid ODs? Maybe.
Is medical marijuana a way to prevent fatal overdoses of pain meds? Study in @JAMAInternalMed looks promising
More than three-quarters of overweight kids were judged by their parents to be just fine, study says
Is childhood obesity relative? Study finds it's harder for parents to recognize when their kids need to slim down.
Doctors urge middle & high schools to start later in the morning, for the sake of teen health. Here's why:
Watching the 2022 World Cup in Doha, Qatar, in the summer could be hazardous to your health, study says
Homework for parents as school starts
At SRF World Convocation, meditation and solidarity come into focus
Paramahansa Yogananda's steps on a path to a happy life