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Guinea president reinforces emergency Ebola measures
29 Mar 2015 at 3:35am
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) ? In a renewed effort to eradicate Ebola, Guinea's president announced new restrictions on burials and warned of possible lockdowns in the country's western region.
Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight
28 Mar 2015 at 11:51pm
LONDON (AP) ? A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside.
Guinea president declares 45-day Ebola 'emergency' in 5 regions
28 Mar 2015 at 9:19pm
Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions of the Ebola-hit nation in a bid to stem the spread of the deadly disease. Since the Ebola outbreak began in Guinea in December 2013, more than 24,000 people in nine countries have been infected with the virus, and over 10,000 of them have died. All but a handful of those deaths have occurred in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The World Health Organization declared in January that the epidemic was finally declining in west Africa after the three countries at the epicentre recorded a steady drop in cases.
Colleges getting out of health insurance business
28 Mar 2015 at 7:58am
SEATTLE (AP) ? The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business.
ICYMI: Gender Bias, Sleep Justice And Iceland's Genetic Experiment
28 Mar 2015 at 7:12am
ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. During this last week in March, we were captivated by the story of Iceland's cache of genetic information and an exposé on the problem of gender bias in medical experiments. We also affirmed a long-held belief that sleep habits tell the story of economic inequality in America.Read on and tell...
15 Ways Your Environment Makes You Eat More (Or Less)
28 Mar 2015 at 7:12am
By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahlBrian Wansink, the best-selling author and Cornell professor of nutrition science and consumer behavior, has made a career out of studying the ways people accidentally eat more than they intended to. His work examines how environment shapes eating behavior, and how our human predilection toward mindless eating...
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.