US Diabetes Rate May Be Leveling Off
diabetes, diabetes control, A1C, blood pressure
September 23rd, 2014
The rate of diabetes among all U.S. adults may be reaching a plateau, but the rates continue to increase for Hispanics and African-Americans, a new study finds.
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Ebola Epidemic: The Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios
A magnified view of the Ebola virus particles (in red) on the surface of a  cell (in blue)
September 23rd, 2014
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could be brought to an end by late January, but only if efforts to fight the disease's spread continue to scale up, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Are Pro Athletes Prone to Violence?
Football player Ray Rice, shown here in New York City in January 2014, was charged in March with assaulting his fiancee.
September 23rd, 2014
Several professional athletes have made the news recently for charges of domestic violence, but are athletes actually more prone to domestic violence?
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Is Booze Tasty, or Bitter? Your Genes Decide
A man smells a glass of wine before tasting it.
September 23rd, 2014
Whether you find the taste of alcohol to be pleasant, or bitter and stinging is partly decided by your genes, new research shows.
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Hospitals Adapting for Adults With Autism (Op-Ed)
Dr. Christopher Hanks and autistic patient Braden Gertz
September 23rd, 2014
As kids with autism grow into adults, doctors need to be ready to help.
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How We Can Control Aging (Op-Ed)
Older woman stretching, aging
September 22nd, 2014
When I was younger, about ten years old, I realised that everyone ages and dies. And I thought well why should that be? Can’t we do something about it?
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Actually, MSG Is Not Safe for Everyone (Op-Ed)
football, superbowl, game day, healthy eating, snacks
September 20th, 2014
For people sensitive to MSG, it needs to stay off the menu.
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Soda Companies Pledge to Cut Americans' Beverage Calories
soda cans, pop
September 23rd, 2014
Three large soda companies say they want Americans to consume fewer calories from their sugary beverages.
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Keep Your Pants, and Your Dignity, at the Hospital
A doctor examines a patient who is wearing a gown.
September 22nd, 2014
The open-backed, pantless hospital gowns could be dehumanizing for patients and contribute to a traumatizing hospital experience, some doctors argue.
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