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Tumor Blamed for Teen's Football Pr...

Tumor Blamed for Teen's Football Practice Death

A Pittsburgh-area teenager who collapsed during high school football practice earlier this week died of a rare heart tumor, an autopsy has revealed.
Teen With Shorter Right Leg Designs...

Teen With Shorter Right Leg Designs Snap-On Underwear

Getting dressed is a challenge for patients in leg-lengthening contraptions.
Inside the Ward Designed to Treat E...

Inside the Ward Designed to Treat Ebola Patients

Deadly disease has infected more than 1,700 since March.
Full-Circle Transplant Recipient Sa...

Full-Circle Transplant Recipient Says He Has His Life Back

A California manā??s condition has greatly improved thanks to an organ donation from a family he had helped years before.
Liberian Health Workers Face Angry ...

Liberian Health Workers Face Angry Residents Over Ebola Deaths

Residents accuse workers of spreading disease and disrupting the dead.
American Says 'Sense of Humanity' M...

American Says 'Sense of Humanity' Makes Him Fight Ebola

Raphael Frankfurter feels compelled to help fight the Ebola crisis in west Africa.

BBC

Nigeria declares Ebola emergency

Nigeria declares Ebola emergency

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declares the outbreak of Ebola "a national emergency" and approves funds to help contain the deadly virus.
Low vitamin D 'boosts dementia risk...

Low vitamin D 'boosts dementia risk'

People over 65 who have a severe vitamin D deficiency have double the risk of developing dementia, a study has suggested.
'No clear advice on tooth brushing'

'No clear advice on tooth brushing'

Advice on the best way to brush teeth for adults and children is confusing and inconsistent, according to a study from University College London.
Daily aspirin 'cuts cancer deaths'

Daily aspirin 'cuts cancer deaths'

An analysis suggests taking a small dose of aspirin every day can prevent deaths from bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancers.
West Africa erects Ebola blockades

West Africa erects Ebola blockades

Liberian soldiers set up an Ebola blockade for the capital as troops in Sierra Leone seal off two districts to stop the virus spreading.
Visual process 'key for sharp mind'

Visual process 'key for sharp mind'

Being able to glean a lot of information at a glance is critical for keeping a sharp mind, according to research published in Current Biology.

Reuters

U.S. bombs Islamic State after Obam...

U.S. bombs Islamic State after Obama call to prevent Iraq 'genocide'

BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq's Kurdish capital on Friday after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide".






WHO declares Ebola an international...

WHO declares Ebola an international health emergency

LONDON/LAGOS (Reuters) - The world's worst outbreak of Ebola that has killed nearly 1,000 people in West Africa represents an international health emergency and could continue spreading for months, the World Health Organization said on Friday.






Israel strikes Gaza after militants...

Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in a month-long war.






Ukraine troops break out of encircl...

Ukraine troops break out of encirclement, 15 troops killed

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian army units which had been trapped by separatists on the border with Russia broke out of the blockade on Friday and rejoined government forces, but 15 soldiers and border guards were killed in the operation, the Ukrainian military said.






Militants say seeking prisoner swap...

Militants say seeking prisoner swap with Lebanon

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamist militants holding 19 Lebanese soldiers seized during an incursion into Lebanon said on Friday they had demanded the release of Islamist prisoners in exchange for letting their captives go.
White House: number of Central Amer...

White House: number of Central American migrant children is decreasing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A recent surge in migrant children from Central America across the U.S. border has eased, but the numbers are still high compared to historical standards, and could rise again once the weather cools down, the White House said on Friday.

MedicineNet

Coaching May Help Diabetics Battle ...

Coaching May Help Diabetics Battle Depression, Disease Better

Title: Coaching May Help Diabetics Battle Depression, Disease Better
Category: Health News
Created: 8/6/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
Fears of U.S. Ebola Outbreak Unwarr...

Fears of U.S. Ebola Outbreak Unwarranted, Experts Say

Title: Fears of U.S. Ebola Outbreak Unwarranted, Experts Say
Category: Health News
Created: 8/6/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
'Elder Abuse' Often Involves Financ...

'Elder Abuse' Often Involves Finances, Study Finds

Title: 'Elder Abuse' Often Involves Finances, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 8/6/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
Children With Jailed Family Members...

Children With Jailed Family Members More Likely to Have Poor Health Later

Title: Children With Jailed Family Members More Likely to Have Poor Health Later
Category: Health News
Created: 8/6/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
Pride Over Weight Loss May Help Dri...

Pride Over Weight Loss May Help Drive Anorexia

Title: Pride Over Weight Loss May Help Drive Anorexia
Category: Health News
Created: 8/6/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Alzh...

Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds

Title: Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 8/6/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

CNN

'Big Ben' loses 145 pounds

'Big Ben' loses 145 pounds

After almost two years of strict dieting and exercise Ben's 140lbs lighter. He's lost 38 inches off of his waist and tossed out his 3XL shirts to make room for his new size, large.
Plant-based diet is his secret

Plant-based diet is his secret

For years Benji Kurtz was severely obese. He tried diet after diet. Then the solution to his weight loss problem found him.
You won't believe the 'after' pics

You won't believe the 'after' pics

Robert and Jessica Foster lost 160 and 120 pounds respectively after an emotional conversation. See their amazing transformation:
21 pounds of flesh removed

21 pounds of flesh removed

I am a CNN Fit Nation alumna. I completed the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in 2013 with my Fit Nation teammates. But my journey to health really started more than two years ago.
4 common first triathlon Qs

4 common first triathlon Qs

Tackling your first triathlon? Even the best triathletes in the world started somewhere -- and made their share of rookie mistakes.
Get off the sideline, into the race

Get off the sideline, into the race

Only a few short months ago, I was a spectator.

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Gene-Swapping Soil Bacteria Harbor ...

Gene-Swapping Soil Bacteria Harbor Antibiotic Resistance

As drug-resistant infections become an increasingly serious threat worldwide, new research show the problem may be spreading right under our feet.   A new study in the journal Science shows that disease-causing germs and harmless bacteria in the soil are exchanging genes that make them resistant to antibiotics ? a finding that may have implications for the widespread use of antibiotics in livestock.   Antibiotic resistance among pathogenic bacteria ? the kind that make people sick ? ...
Study Reveals Alarming Levels of Dr...

Study Reveals Alarming Levels of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Alarming levels of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis have been found around the world. A new study says the findings signal an urgent need for improved testing and the development of better drugs to fight the deadly lung infection.  Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tested samples from more than 1,200 TB patients from eight countries who were classified as having multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.  The infection was resistant to one or both ...
American Pediatrics Group Cites Ben...

American Pediatrics Group Cites Benefits Of Male Circumcision

Circumcision for baby boys was a common practice in the United States but, in the past several years, many parents and health insurance companies have decided against it claiming it was not be medically necessary. Now, a group of American pediatricians says the health benefits of male circumcision outweigh its risks. In many African countries, adult men are getting circumcised to stop the spread of HIV. That's because research shows that male circumcision can protect both men and their ...
CDC Says Worst Nile Outbreak in US

CDC Says Worst Nile Outbreak in US

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there has been a 40 percent increase in the number of West Nile virus cases in the United States since last week. The virus was first reported in the U.S. in 1999. According to the CDC, this is the worst West Nile virus outbreak ever in the United States, with 1,590 cases reported so far in 2012.  Sixty-six deaths have been reported so far. Except for Alaska and Hawaii, every state has found evidence of the virus in mosquitoes, ...
Searching for Animal Disease Transm...

Searching for Animal Disease Transmission

Researchers are not waiting for the next new disease to emerge. They?re studying our near and distant primate relatives to try to prevent future epidemics. HIV/AIDS is a well-known zoonotic disease, an illness transmitted from animals to humans. The disease ? linked to African primates - has killed tens of millions and more than 30 million people are now living with the disease. Dr. Natalie Cooper said there may be many more diseases ready to jump from animals to humans. The Trinity College ...
Kenyan Officials: Alcohol Abuse Is ...

Kenyan Officials: Alcohol Abuse Is National Catastrophe

NAIROBI, Kenya ? The World Health Organization says about 2.5 million people die annually, and many more succumb to illness and injury, as a result of harmful alcohol use. The WHO also says that alcohol increasingly is affecting younger generations and drinkers in developing countries. Kenya is one such country that is experiencing these negative repercussions from alcohol abuse. In a 2011 report, the Kenyan National Campaign Against Drug Abuse Authority, or NACADA, says alcohol and drug ...
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