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CDC Received Over 90 Calls About Potential Ebola Cases Before Dallas Patient

16 hours agoHealth : Healthland

The Dallas patient is the 13th patient in the U.S. tested by the CDC

Why hasn’t the U.S. closed its airports to travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries?

16 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Now that a man in the United States has been diagnosed with Ebola, some are asking why we haven't stopped allowing people traveling from West Africa into our airports. The patient currently being treated in the Dallas area boarded a flight from Liberia on Sept. Show More Summary

Decreased Ability to Identify Odors Can Predict Death

The inability of older adults to identify scents is a strong predictor of death within five years. Almost 40% of those who failed a smelling test died during that period, compared to 10% of those with a healthy sense of smell. Olfactory dysfunction predicted mortality better than a diagnosis of heart failure or cancer.

Predictor of Tissue Injury in Kidney Transplant Recipients Found

Researchers at UC San Francisco and Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, may have found a predictor for a disorder affecting kidney transplant recipients that can accelerate organ failure, a discovery that eventually could allow for customized therapies and improved patient selection for transplant.

Mom’s first boyfriend might influence later offspring (in flies, anyway)

17 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

What if your genetic destiny wasn't written solely by your two biological parents, but also by your mother's first sexual partner? That's the case for Neriid flies, who seem to develop differently based on the traits of their mothers' previous flings. Read full article >>

Drug Treats Inherited Form Of Intellectual Disability In Mice

Studying mice with a genetic change similar to what is found in Kabuki syndrome, a inherited disease of humans, Johns Hopkins researchers report they have used an anticancer drug to "open up" DNA and improve mental function.

A New Report Examines Erectile Dysfunction Among Male Active Component Service Members

SILVER SPRING, MD, September 30, 2014 - An average of approximately 10,000 active component service members were diagnosed with erectile dysfunction each year during a 10-year surveillance period and the annual number of incident cases doubled between 2004 and 2013, according to a newly released health surveillance report.

WHO statement on the Seventh Meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding MERS-CoV

The seventh meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) regarding the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was conducted with members...Show More Summary

Mistake Led to Ebola Patient’s Initial Release

17 hours agoHealth : Healthland

Texas officials are scrambling to trace Ebola patient's contacts after he was sent home from the hospital

Dog Waste Contaminates Our Waterways

Americans love their dogs, but they don't always love to pick up after them. And that's a problem. Dog feces left on the ground wash into waterways, sometimes carrying bacteria -- including antibiotic-resistant strains -- that can make people sick. Show More Summary

Experimental Ebola vaccines

From 29–30 September, WHO organized an expert consultation to assess the status of work to test and eventually license two candidate Ebola vaccines. More than 70 experts, including many from affected and neighbouring countries in West...Show More Summary

'Stealth' Nanoparticles Could Improve Cancer Vaccines?

Cancer vaccines have recently emerged as a promising approach for killing tumor cells before they spread. But so far, most clinical candidates haven't worked that well. Now, scientists have developed a new way to deliver vaccines that successfully stifled tumor growth when tested in laboratory mice. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic, University of Mississippi Medical Center Expand Relationship With Formal Collaboration Agreement

Mayo Clinic and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) announced today that they have signed an agreement to broaden and deepen their collaboration in clinical trials, other medical research and education. The agreement is a formal commitment to enhance the relationship that has been steadily building for the past 20 years.

Your DIY Guide For Making Kombucha at Home

17 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

The following post was originally featured on The Fitnessista and written by Gina H., who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness. Hi! Hope you enjoyed your weekend! Ours was very relaxing and included some of the usual suspects: a trip to Mission to ride the carousel, takeout from Tender Greens, and relaxing. Show More Summary

Behind the Line: Get to Know Glyder Clothing

17 hours agoFitness / Yoga : Yoganonymous

Interview with Lauren Baldwin, Creative Director Behind the Line is an editorial series that features the best yoga fashion brands in the mix. What makes this story unique is the intimate and casual portrayal of the homies behind your favorite … The post Behind the Line: Get to Know Glyder Clothing appeared first on YOGANONYMOUS.

The ability of monarch butterflies to migrate may hinge on a single gene

17 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

For monarch butterflies, the ability to migrate may rely on a single vital gene. Every year, millions of North American monarchs make a single migration to Mexico for winter — a seemingly grueling trip for the delicate-looking insects. Read full article >>

New evidence says the ‘man in the moon’ came from lunar plumbing, not an asteroid impact

17 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

The giant basin on the near side of the moon might not be the result of a run-in with a massive asteroid, contrary to what some scientists believed. Instead, this blemish on the lunar surface — nearly as wide across as the United States — could have been formed by ancient magma flows. Read full article >>

Well: Sense of Smell May Predict Longevity

17 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

A defective sense of smell appears to be a good predictor of whether you’ll die in the next five years, a new study has found.

How not getting enough sleep is messing with your career

17 hours agoHealth : Well Good NYC

It's hard to get work done when you can barely keep your eyes open.

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