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Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola
27 Mar 2015 at 5:03pm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) ? Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola.
Why I Don't Drink As a Spiritual Choice and Four Practices for More Clarity
27 Mar 2015 at 3:55pm
When I first met my life partner 10 years ago, he had just quit doing a whole host of things that weren't healthy for his mind, body or spirit. We met in a meditation center, and I soon found out he was struggling with addiction. I didn't have the same struggles with craving alcohol as we began to live a healthy life together.What I had was...
Indiana Couple Expecting 'One in a Million' Triplets
27 Mar 2015 at 3:20pm
Matt and Ashley Alexander are expecting identical triplet girls who were conceived naturally.
Michigan Man Calls 911 After Mistakenly Eating Pot Brownies
27 Mar 2015 at 1:42pm
The 58-year-old thought he was having a deadly stroke, but he was actually having a reaction to marijuana-laced brownies his daughter had baked, police said.
White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs
27 Mar 2015 at 1:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly.
Keep Calm and Git 'em Done
27 Mar 2015 at 12:57pm
You have about two weeks left before your taxes are due; here are some quick tips to getting'em done, getting any refund you are due quicker, and setting yourself up for next year. Locate your favorite and trusted tax resource. Whether it is a Tax Pro you have confidence in or self-preparation software that you have researched, using a trusted...
The 3 Things That Wreck Your Hormones (Part 3)
27 Mar 2015 at 12:49pm
Part 3 of 3: STRESSIn the last installment, part two of three, we explained how your hormones can be wrecked by aging. This installment will explain the final culprit: stress. Being able to thrive under stress will help you be more resilient so that even when things go wrong, you will remain alert, energized and able to manage whatever comes...
Can Choosing to Eat More Mindfully Free Us From a Dieter's Mentality?
27 Mar 2015 at 11:35am
What did you have for breakfast the day before yesterday? Do you remember? And aside from what you actually ate, how did you actually eat it? Or were you so rushed to get your day started that you skipped breakfast on that day all together?Too often in our multitasking-oriented society, we rob ourselves of the quiet moments in life that we not...
School Tells 'Tiny' Girl Her Body Mass Index Is Too High
27 Mar 2015 at 11:29am
Amanda Moss was shocked by the note given to her 54-pound daughter who stands 3 feet 10 inches tall.
The Affordable Care Act... Your Insurance, Your Problem
27 Mar 2015 at 10:49am
When I was a teen, I recall having the Cadillac of insurance plans. We could go to any doctor, hospital, or pharmacy and wave our insurance card around like it was an American Express black card. Everything was covered. In fact, I remember going to the pharmacy one day to pick up a prescription and being told that I owed a co-pay of fifty...
Google teams with J&J on robotic surgery
27 Mar 2015 at 9:36am
US health care giant Johnson & Johnson announced plans Friday to collaborate with Google on surgical robotics. "The companies seek to develop new robotic tools and capabilities for surgeons and operating room professionals that integrate best-in-class medical device technology with leading-edge robotic systems, imaging and data analytics," the statement said. Robotics has been used to improve accuracy in operating rooms for around 15 years, including in heart, eye and prostate surgery.
Pelosi irks some allies over bipartisan bill with Boehner
27 Mar 2015 at 5:41am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi bruised some longtime liberal allies when she worked with Speaker John Boehner to craft a rare bipartisan accord on Medicare. But lawmakers say it will enhance her stature as a dealmaker, and may help her party avoid being sidelined by majority Republicans over the next two years.
UK should cut aid to Nepal if "endemic" corruption persists: report
27 Mar 2015 at 4:01am
By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain should cut its 86 million pound ($128 million) aid budget for Nepal unless the country acts to combat poor governance and "endemic" corruption, a parliamentary committee said on Friday. Britain is the largest bilateral donor to Nepal which is one of the world's poorest nations with a quarter of its 28 million population living below the poverty line, according to the World Bank. Funding from Britain's development aid ministry, the Department for International Development (DFID), has helped Nepal make progress in health, water and sanitation in the nine years since it ended a decade-long civil war.
Germanwings co-pilot had serious depressive episode: Bild newspaper
27 Mar 2015 at 12:33am
The pilot who appears to have deliberately crashed a plane carrying 149 others into the French Alps received psychiatric treatment for a "serious depressive episode" six years ago, German tabloid Bild reported on Friday. Prosecutors in France, after listening to the cockpit voice recorders, offered no motive for why Andreas Lubitz, 27, would take the controls of the Airbus A320, lock the captain out of the cockpit and deliberately set it veering down from cruising altitude at 3,000 feet per minute. Citing internal documents and Lufthansa sources, Bild said Lubitz spent a total of one and a half years in psychiatric treatment and that the relevant documents would be passed to French investigators once they had been examined by German authorities. Lufthansa Chief Executive Carsten Spohr told a news conference on Thursday that Lubitz had taken a break during his training six years ago, but did not explain why and said he had passed all tests to be fit to fly.
Senate delays vote on bipartisan bill on Medicare doc fees
27 Mar 2015 at 12:22am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Republican-run Senate has delayed giving final congressional approval to bipartisan legislation permanently blocking Medicare cuts for physicians until next month.