Health

Livestock Workers May Carry Staph Bacteria from Pigs
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September 17th, 2014
A small study of hog workers in North Carolina found that many carried staph bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus) and some carried drug-resistant strains of the bug, including MRSA.
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US Waistlines Gained an Inch This Decade
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September 16th, 2014
The average waist circumference of U.S. adults continuously expanded in the past decade, even though average body mass index went essentially unchanged during the same time, according to a new study.
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Could Ebola Become Airborne?
Microscopic view of Ebola virus
September 16th, 2014
The Ebola virus is currently causing a devastating and unprecedented outbreak in West Africa, but could the virus create a doomsday scenario by becoming airborne?
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Shark Skin-Like Surfaces May Ward Off Hospital Superbugs
An image of Sharklet, a material that mimics the skin of sharks with microscopic ridges and grooves.
September 16th, 2014
A material that mimics shark skin, covered with tiny ridges and groves, may help reduce the spread of bacteria in hospitals, a new study suggests.
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World's Happiest Country Is ... (Hint: It Has a Canal)
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September 16th, 2014
A new international survey reveals how nations rank when it comes to well-being of their residents.
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Try Kegel Exercises for Urinary Incontinence, New Guidelines Say
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September 15th, 2014
Kegel exercises and bladder training are effective ways to treat urinary incontinence in women, and should be tried before the use of drug treatments, according to new recommendations.
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Walking or Biking to Work May Make You Happier
September 14th, 2014
Walking to work is not only good for your body; it may also benefit your psychological health, a new study from England suggests.
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Ebola Outbreak 'Spiraling Out of Control,' President Obama Says
Microscopic view of Ebola virus
September 16th, 2014
If the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not stopped now, hundreds of thousands of people in the region could be infected with the deadly virus, President Obama said today.
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This Is How 135 Nations Fare on Happiness
September 16th, 2014
A new international survey, the Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index, reveals how 135 countries rank when it comes to the well-being of their residents.
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Thousands of Kids Hospitalized Every Year After Ingesting Parents' Meds
September 15th, 2014
Every year, more than 34,000 U.S. children go to the emergency room for accidentally ingesting prescription drugs such as opioid painkillers and anti-anxiety pills, and about 9,500 of these kids get hospitalized, a new study estimates.
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