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Likelihood of 6800 New Ebola Case in West Africa By End of Month
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola, Quarantine, West Africa, outbreak, virusesresearch, humans, illness )

- 2 minutes ago -
New Ebola cases could reach 6,800 in West Africa by the end of the month if new control measures are not enacted according to a new analysis. The CDC estimates there will be 500,00 cases of Ebola by the end of January.
Active Commuting Lowers BMI and Body Fat
Health & Wellness  (tags: active commuting, public transportation, body mass index, body fat, walking/cyclingAlternativeMed, prevention )

- 33 days ago -
A new study published in BMJ find men and women who commute by public or active transportation is linked with significantly lower BMI and body fat composition.
Childhood Obesity the Top Major Health Concern
Health & Wellness  (tags: health concerns, annual survey, children, obesity, communities/nation, University of Michigan C.S. Mott Childre, national poll )

- 41 days ago -
According to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on children's health, childhood obesity remains the top health concern for children in 2014.
Less Than One Hour Daily of Video Games Linked to Better Adjusted Children and Teens
Health & Wellness  (tags: video games, children, psychosocial adjustment, prosocial behavior, externalizing and internalizing.research )

- 49 days ago -
Research from Oxford University suggests children and teens that play video games for less than an hour daily have better psychosocial adjustment.
Does the Pill Higher Your Risk for Breast Cancer?
Science & Tech  (tags: contraceptive, medicine, healthcare, Pregnancy, Combined oral contraceptive pill, progestin, Oral contraceptive formulations )

- 52 days ago -
Oral contraceptives are linked with an increased breast cancer risk, which may vary by formulation and women who had used the pill within the previous year had an increased risk by 50%.
Higher Diabetes Risk Linked to Shift Work
Health & Wellness  (tags: diabetes, shift work, men, rotating shifts, meta-analysis )

- 59 days ago -
Shift work is associated with a 9% increased risk for developing diabetes with a higher risk for men at 37% and rotating shift workers had the highest risk for developing diabetes at 42%.
Blood Pressure Moderately Lowered By Probiotics
Health & Wellness  (tags: blood pressure, hypertension, probiotics, colony-forming units, probiotic consumptionAlternativeMed, diet )

- 60 days ago -
Results from a meta-analysis suggest that consuming probiotics may modestly improve blood pressure and the effect appears greatest in those with elevated blood pressure. An average blood pressure was reduced by 4 mm Hg systolic and 2 mm Hg diastolic.
SIDS Risk Factor Differs Between Younger and Older Infants
Health & Wellness  (tags: SIDS, Suffocation, injury, sleep-related deaths, infants, sudden infant death syndrome, sleeping environmentsafety, prevention, research, study )

- 69 days ago -
A new study in Pediatrics reveal risk factors for sleep related infants is bed sharing for younger infants (0 - 3 mos.) and rolling into objects in the sleep area is the predominant risk factor for older infants (three months to 364 days).
Morbid Obesity Decreases Life Span By Up to 16 Years
Health & Wellness  (tags: Class III obesity, Body mass index, mortality, death rates, Heart Disease, BMI, class iii )

- 75 days ago -
class III obesity is linked with substantially elevated rates of total mortality, with most of the excess deaths due to heart disease, cancer, and dia
Young Adults Believe Hookah Smoking Pose No Health Threat
Health & Wellness  (tags: hookah, smoking, water pipe, young adult, socializationrisks )

- 75 days ago -
According to a UCLA School of Nursing study of 91 young adults 57% believed hookah smoking was not harmful to health and 60% said it is a trendy way of socializing.
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