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Questions and Answers on Ebola (August 5th, 2014)

The current Ebola outbreak is centered on three countries in West Africa: Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, although there is the potential for further spread to neighboring African countries.

Ebola Virus Is Outpacing Efforts to Control It, World Health Body Warns (August 5th, 2014)

In an ominous warning as fatalities mounted in West Africa from the worst known outbreak of the Ebola virus, the head of the World Health Organization said on Friday that the disease was moving faster than efforts to curb it.

Pathogens On A Plane: How To Stay Healthy In Flight (July 15th, 2014)

From Ebola in West Africa to chikungunya in the Caribbean, the world has had plenty of strange ó and scary ó outbreaks this year. Some pathogens have even landed in the U.S. Just a few months ago, two men boarded planes in Saudi Arabia and brought a from

Antibiotic Resistance in Foodborne Germs Is An Ongoing Threat (July 15th, 2014)

Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs, an ongoing public health threat, showed both positive and troubling trends, according to data tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2012.

Bingeing On Bad News Can Fuel Daily Stress (July 10th, 2014)

If you're feeling stressed these days, the news media may be partly to blame. At least that's the suggestion of conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health.

3 Good Yoga Poses For Runners (July 10th, 2014)

If you're a runner, you've probably been told you "should do yoga." While generic yoga classes can help with recovery, one of the best ways runners can use yoga is by applying it specifically to correct and prevent chronic issues.

5 Reasons to Drink Coffee Before Your Workout (July 8th, 2014)

Drinking coffee before a workout can help burn more calories. Other benefits include increased circulation, better memory and less post-workout pain However, don't overdo it, dietician says, and drink plenty of water

What Makes Me so Tasty? 5 Myths about Mosquito Bites (July 8th, 2014)

Just about everyone can agree that mosquitoes are more than a little annoying. They bite, the bites itch and the repellent stinks. But just about everything else you thought you knew about mosquitoes and mosquito bites may be wrong.

Early Results Arrive on Weight-Loss Pills That Expand in the Stomach (July 1st, 2014)

It is a tantalizingly simple idea for losing weight: Before meals, swallow a capsule that temporarily swells up in the stomach, making you feel full. Now, some early results for such a pill are in. And they are only partly fulfilling.

How Reliable Is The Drug Info You Find Online? (June 30th, 2014)

When people want to learn more about a new drug warning, they turn to the internet - thatís no surprise. But is the information they find there accurate and up-to-date? Not always!

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Questions and Answers on Ebola

The current Ebola outbreak is centered on three countries in West Africa: Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, although there is the potential for further spread to neighboring African countries.

Ebola Virus Is Outpacing Efforts to Control It, World Health Body Warns

In an ominous warning as fatalities mounted in West Africa from the worst known outbreak of the Ebola virus, the head of the World Health Organization said on Friday that the disease was moving faster than efforts to curb it.

Bingeing On Bad News Can Fuel Daily Stress

If you're feeling stressed these days, the news media may be partly to blame. At least that's the suggestion of conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health.

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