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First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 12 mins ago - 11 reports

More Physical Activity, Less Sitting Helped Fight Obesity

(dailyRx News) Obesity is a serious condition that can easily develop in adults if they do not lead healthy lives. New research suggests adults should try for a combination of healthy behaviors in order to combat obesity later in life.A recent study found ... [Published Daily Rx - 12 mins ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 23 mins ago - 11 reports

'Pretty Good' Malaria Vaccine Moves Forward

A "pretty good" malaria vaccine is on track to be the first to market. It only prevents infection about one-quarter to one-half the time, so it's not as good as most vaccines. But for a disease like malaria, which kills 600,000 people a year, "pretty ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 23 mins ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 24 mins ago - 20 reports

Fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia

By Brenna KupfermanAs you check the news this morning, after articles on the suffering in Gaza and the latest updates on stricken flight MH17, you may see something about a deadly virus called Ebola.This is not something straight out of a science fiction ... [Published ActionAid USA - 9 mins ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 27 mins ago - 5 reports

West Nile triggers mosquito spraying Bug population booms after heavy rainfall

NEW SMYRNA BEACH — Faced with “an explosion” of mosquitoes, Volusia and Flagler counties are ramping up spraying after a horse was sickened with West Nile virus.Mosquito control plans aerial spraying near Samsula and Pierson in response to heavy rains ... [Published Daytona Beach News Journal - 27 mins ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 2 hours ago - 11 reports

They’re not sure why, but researchers find dementia patients more likely to get pacemakers

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with dementia are more likely to get pacemakers than people without any cognitive impairment, according to a new study.The study can’t explain why people with dementia are more likely to get the devices, which help control ... [Published MedCity News - 2 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 18 reports

New blood test could detect cancer early

British scientists claim they’ve developed a groundbreaking — and shockingly simple — blood test that could detect cancer and prompt early, life-saving measures.The tests are aimed at analyzing white blood cell which are “under stress” when there’s cancer ... [Published New York Post - 2 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 78 reports

What Is the White House Doing to Guard U.S. from Ebola Virus?

A leading member of the House Appropriations Committee said the Obama administration needs to get cracking on an Ebola strategy in the event the deadly virus hops a plane to the U.S.Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) on the House floor yesterday referenced the growing ... [Published Pajamas Media - 3 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 26 reports

Running for 7 minutes a day cuts risk of death by 30 percent, study says

According to a new study published this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, you can reduce your risk of death up to 30 percent by running.Whether it’s a long sprint, or a slow jog, running for even a few minutes a day can reduce ... [Published WGN-TV - 3 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 13 reports

Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies

A second top Ebola specialist has died as the worst outbreak of the virus on record sweeps West Africa.Sierra Leone's top doctor fighting the virus, Sheik Umar Khan, has died from Ebola, the country's chief medical officer, Brima Kargbo, said on Tues ... [Published Al Jazeera - 4 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 35 reports

USA Today Whips Up Fear of Ebola In United States

With a headline that Ebola is “only a plane ride away” from the United States, the lowest common denominator newspaper USA Today sounds increasingly like a British tabloid:The growing Ebola outbreak in West Africa serves as a grim reminder that deadly ... [Published Disinformation - 10 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 69 reports

The Ebola Question - Bringing the Virus Under Control

Ebola has been in the spotlight this year, but even more so this week with the death on Friday of Patrick Sawyer, 40.He was a consultant to Liberia's finance ministry, taken ill on arrival at Lagos airport on July 22.His death on Friday prompted Nigeria ... [Published AllAfrica.com - 15 hours ago]
Entities: Ebola, Virus, Infectious
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 104 reports

Africa's Ebola Crisis: Two Americans Infected as Liberia Goes on Lockdown

The growing ebola virus epidemic in Africa has claimed a second American victim, an aid worker infected while treating patients. ... [Published Liberia News - 21 hours ago]
Entities: Ebola, Liberia, Infectious

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Dr. Wyatt says, "doctors at the Maya Clinic recently published for every one hour that you sit and do nothing you could potentially lose two hour out of your life." Doctors have recently discovered that those who often engage in physical activity, may still be at risk of health problems
...They add that an estimated "90% of cases of anal cancer in the UK are also linked to HPV infection"
The researchers launched their study to test their prediction that "when food is presented to children as making them strong or as a tool to achieve a goal such as learning how to read or count, they would conclude the food is not as tasty and therefore consume less of it" they said in a journal news release
...time sitting against developing obesity and metabolic risk factor clustering are strongest when viewed in combination," the researchers wrote. "The effectiveness of physical activity for preventing obesity may depend on how much you sit in your leisure time. Both high levels of physical activity and low levels of leisure time sitting may be required to substantially reduce the risk of becoming obese. Associations with developing metabolic risk factor clustering were less clear. Intervention studies are needed to examine whether a total lifestyle approach, promoting both high physical activity and low leisure time sitting, is most effective at reducing the risk of becoming obese."

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WHO: Challenges and rewards of working on Ebola... [Published H5N1 - 1 hour ago]
WHO has published Challenges and rewards of working on Ebola outbreak. Excerpt:“It was great that Mauricio and I arrived the same day; we were able to share first, very shocking, impressions and to go through the process of adapting to difficult working ...
A conversation on smallpox and vaccination with... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - 1 hour ago]
I can hardly do Dr. William Foege justice with a short introduction. He is one of the scientists who led the global smallpox eradication efforts. He developed the concept of ring vaccination , which targeted vaccination to those individuals around a ...
The Anti-Vaxx Movement Gets Worse [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - 1 hour ago]
Amanda Marcotte explains : It’s hard to believe it was possible, but anti-vaccination fanaticism has taken a darker turn, as Chris Mooney reports for Mother Jones : Now, it’s not just vaccines that parents are foolishly rejecting for their children, ...
When children get Ebola [Published H5N1 - 1 hour ago]
Thanks to Greg Folkers for sending the link to this article in Emerging Infectious Diseases: Biomarker Correlates of Survival in Pediatric Patients with Ebola Virus Disease. The abstract:Outbreaks of Ebola virus disease (EVD) occur sporadically in Africa ...
Diabetes May Raise Risk for Head and Neck Cancer [Published WebMD Health - 1 hour ago]
The risk for head and neck cancer is higher in people with diabetes than in those without diabetes, according to a new study. ...
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Tidying Up the Genome [Published Slate Magazine - Jul 19 2014]
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How Not to Build a Brain [Published Slate Magazine - Jul 11 2014]
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