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Guinea president declares 45-day Ebola 'emergency' in 5 regions
 

Guinean President Alpha Conde speaks during a press conference on the Ebola response strategy and post-Ebola economic recovery at the presidential palace in Conakry on March 17, 2015Guinean 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.



Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight
 

Inhabitants pay tribute to the victims in front of a stele, a stone slab erected as a monument, set up in the area where a Germanwings aircraft crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France, Saturday, March 28, 2015. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain Tuesday killed all 150 people aboard, and has raised questions about the mental state of the co-pilot. Authorities believe the 27-year-old German deliberately sought to destroy the Airbus A320 as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)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.



Ways Exercise Makes You Look and Feel Younger
 The powers of a steady fitness routine are impressive.

A Wake-Up Call and a Scary Diagnosis
 

A Wake-Up Call and a Scary DiagnosisAs a business speaker and trainer, I shake a lot of hands. But for the past year, I have done so as quickly as possible, then tried to keep my hands out of sight. I do a lot of presentations and it's hard to be effective with your hands tucked away, but I was mortified for others to see them.My hands aren't deformed. I keep my nails nice, but I...



Britain to offer all infants meningitis B vaccine
 LONDON (AP) — Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC.

Do You Fear Losing Weight?
 

Do You Fear Losing Weight?I get that going for what you really want can be terrifying... (including with your weight loss).I understand that going for what you really want can be terrifying sometimes and thoughts can run through your mind, such as "What if it doesn't happen for me?" "What if I can't handle it?" "What if my dream never comes true and then I feel...



3 West African countries increase fight to end Ebola
 

A man washes his hands in at a checkpoint in Sierra Leone, as the country enters the third and final day of a three day country wide lockdown on movement of people to combat the Ebola virus in the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sunday, March. 29, 2015. The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex.(AP Photo/ Michael Duff)CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex.



The World's Most Beautiful Places to Do Yoga
 

The World's Most Beautiful Places to Do YogaYoga is about drawing your focus inward, but that doesn't mean a stunning landscape can't enhance your practice.Click Here to see the Complete List of The World's Most Beautiful Places to Do YogaUltimately, it's you, the yogi, who will decide what constitutes the most beautiful place for setting up your practice. It's wherever you feel most at...



How Many Steps Should You Be Taking Each Day? 10 Tips to Help You Meet the Goal
 

How Many Steps Should You Be Taking Each Day? 10 Tips to Help You Meet the GoalThere are dozens of ways to keep track of fitness and overall health, from heart rate tracking to calories burned and beyond. While some are more accurate than others, the best method is one that works for you. Bonus points if it's simple and objective.Click Here to see the Complete List of Tips to Help You Reach 10,000 Steps a DayOne such...



Goldilocks Wasn't a (Happy) Runner
 

Goldilocks Wasn't a (Happy) RunnerI could be wrong, but if I had to guess, I'd say Goldilocks would not have been a happy runner. Too hot. Too cold. Too wet. Too windy. Too tired. Too long. Too short. Too hilly.A few weekends ago I laced up for an 18-mile run. Two weeks before I had just run the Austin Marathon -- pacing my husband for the first time. I didn't have a...



Ways to Deal With Painful Sex
 When you've always enjoyed sex and suddenly it hurts, it can be upsetting.

The enduring myth of cost shifting
 Commentary: don't believe insurers line that fed cuts boosting costs

How Sex Boosts Brain Power And Memory
 

How Sex Boosts Brain Power And MemoryAs you get older one of the biggest things that go is your brain function. Your memory starts to fade, and you can't remember things like you used to. It's one of the scariest things about getting older because memory loss really erases a person's identity. Well, good news people, a new study has found that a good way to fight memory loss is...



7 Truths About Personal Power
 

7 Truths About Personal PowerIt is a fundamental need to search for and express your personal freedom and power in life. It is through experiencing our unrestricted freedom that happiness comes. You are here to gain from struggle your higher standards for the living and loving you dream to experience. Empower yourself to stay motivated in overcoming the fears which keep...



6 Ways You're Healthier Than You Think
 

6 Ways You're Healthier Than You ThinkSo you’re not "eating clean," training for a marathon or meditating before your restorative nap each day? Relax -- you still might be healthier than you think.By Carlin Flora1. You talk about whole foods more than you eat them, but you speak two languages.Lifelong bilinguals are protected against the onset of dementia, compared with...



Being Yourself, That's the Greatest Gift and Service
 

Being Yourself, That's the Greatest Gift and ServiceReadjust your vision. Refocus on what's true for you. What's that well inside you bringing forth? Where's that inner thrust leading you? Once you make yourself the center of your world, you step into your power. You'll begin to create from the inside out, making visible what only you could see before, bringing into being what was previously...



An Apple a Day May Not Keep the Doctor Away After All, a New Study Finds
 An apple a day may not keep the doctor away but it couldn't hurt.

An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, study says
 

FILE - This Aug. 30, 2012, file photo, shows a variety of apples in Concord, N.H. A study published Monday, March 30, 2015, in JAMA Internal Medicine challenges the old adage: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," finding daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as apple shunners. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)CHICAGO (AP) — An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples.



Child poverty impacts brain development: study
 

Child poverty impacts brain development: studyChildren of richer, better-educated parents have bigger brains and more cognitive skills than their less-fortunate peers, but social help and teaching can help to overcome the differences, a study published on Monday said. The impact was "meaningful in terms of the way the brain is working in these kids", study co-author Elizabeth Sowell of the University of Southern California told AFP. "We found that the relationship between brain (structure) and family income impacted kids' cognitive functioning," Sowell said by email. "It is not too late to think about how to impact resources that enrich the developmental environment, that in turn help the brain wire itself together," Sowell said.



Exercising critically ill patients may help speed recovery
 

In this photo provided by the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, taken March 11, 2015 in the intensive care unit at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, physical therapist Katie Kellner helps patient Terry Culler do some exercises and briefly stand despite being hooked to a ventilator. There's increasing evidence that mild exercise may have its place even for the sickest ICU patients, and new animal research suggests it may target both muscles and lungs. (AP Photo/Warren Cameron Dennis III, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center)WASHINGTON (AP) — The intensive care unit is a last frontier for physical therapy: It's hard to exercise patients hooked to ventilators.



US Ebola patient's health improves again
 

Sierra Leone health officials check passengers at the border crossing with Liberia in Jendema on March 28, 2015An American healthcare worker who contracted the dangerous Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has improved and is now listed in fair condition, hospital officials said Monday. The man, whose identity has not been revealed, "has improved from serious to fair condition," said a statement from the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. In a statement released on Thursday, PIH co-founder Paul Farmer said that the man had, "in the opinion of some of the best doctors and nurses in the world, turned the corner," after his condition improved from critical to serious. The patient was evacuated from Sierra Leone on March 14 and brought to the NIH's Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland just outside Washington for treatment.



Do You (Really) Know What's Good for You?
 

Should We File Bankruptcy Because of Business Debts?I don't generally watch morning television; I doubt that will much surprise anyone. But watching a bit of morning television is all but unavoidable when you are in fact on morning television. Most of the shows are running their own programming continuously on monitors in the so-called "green room."And so it is that I saw a bit of the Today show...



Sierra Leone back to work after Ebola lockdown
 

Sierra Leone health officials check passengers at the border crossing with Liberia in Jendema on March 28, 2015Sierra Leoneans breathed a sigh of relief on Monday as they emerged from a three-day nationwide lockdown imposed in a bid to prevent a resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus. The country's population of more than six million had been confined to their homes starting early on Friday, for the second time in six months, on orders from President Ernest Bai Koroma. "Stepping out this morning, I took several sniffs of the fresh air and said 'thank you, Lord'," hawker Tommy Carew smiled as he returned to the streets in the capital Freetown. The lockdown was called over fears the disease that has killed almost a third of the 12,000 people infected in Sierra Leone was making a comeback around the capital and in the north.



Guinea shuts border with Sierra Leone in effort to end Ebola
 CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea closed its border with Sierra Leone on Monday as part of new efforts to stamp out Ebola, an official said.

Spanish hospital conducts complex face transplant
 

A Spanish hospital successfully carries out the world's most complex face transplant, reconstructing the lower face, neck, mouth, tongue and back of the throat of a man terribly disfigured by diseaseA Spanish hospital said Monday it has successfully carried out the world's most complex face transplant, reconstructing the lower face, neck, mouth, tongue and back of the throat of a man terribly disfigured by disease. A team of 45 physicians, nurses, anaesthesiologists and other health professionals carried out the 27-hour operation in early February at Barcelona's Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, the hospital said in a statement. "This is the first time that a transplant of this complexity is performed in the world," the statement said. The man had been examined in several other hospitals, including the Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School in the United States, which had considered him to be inoperable but the Barcelona hospital ruled surgery was his only treatment option.



Why You Should Care About GNC's New Supplement Guidelines
 GNC responds to investigation revealing mislabeling of ginseng, echinacea and others.

How to Change the Habits of 107,000 People
 It was 1995, and Pieter Ernst was battling a serious problem.Ernst was a physician with an interest in community-wide behavior change, and he was currently in Mozambique. For nearly 20 years, a brutal civil war had ravaged the population and landscape of the country.The war had ended three years earlier, but the entire health care system of the...

Arizona governor signs abortion drug notification mandate
 PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Monday that requires abortion providers in Arizona to tell women they can reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion and also bars women from buying any health care plan through the federal marketplace that includes abortion coverage.

Mexico double-transplant patient gets US humanitarian pass
 

FILE - In this May 2, 2014, file photo, Jose Chua Lopez, left, holds hands with his mother, Myra Lopez Martinez, during a news conference in Hermosillo, Mexico. Family and friends raised thousands of dollars to send Jose Chua Lopez to the prestigious Mayo Clinic for an urgently needed heart and liver transplant. But the 20-year-old Mexican born with a heart defect has twice been turned down for a U.S. visa, and relatives and his doctor say his life is in danger. (AP Photo/El Imparcial) MANDATORY CREDIT MEXICO OUTMEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave a 90-day humanitarian pass to a 20-year-old Mexican man seeking a double heart and liver transplant, his mother said Monday.



Pharmacist group says members shouldn't aid in executions
 

FILE - This May 27, 2008 file photo shows the State of Texas execution chamber in Huntsville, Texas. A leading association for pharmacists on Monday has approved a proposal declaring that participation in lethal injection executions by compounding pharmacies would be a violation of core pharmacy values. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a move that could heighten the hurdles faced by states attempting to execute prisoners, a leading association for U.S. pharmacists has officially discouraged its members from providing drugs for use in lethal injections.



National Eating Disorder Awareness Group Endorses Aerie Underwear
 Underwear line gets high praise for using unretouched model photos.

Take Back Your Life One Hour At a Time
 

Take Back Your Life One Hour At a TimeHave you been at dinner and the person at the next table takes a business call, of which you hear everything? Or at the movies and in front of you, someone is checking their email? Maybe you've been out for a walk and instead of enjoying the scenery, people all around have their earbuds in, missing the first callings of spring. Perhaps that...



5-Year-Old Detroit Shooting Victim Trades an Eye for an 'Aye' in Pirate-Themed Party
 Donovan Lyles Jr. was struck by a stray bullet from a random shooting. He lost his eye but not his spirit.

7 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism
 

7 Easy Ways to Boost Your MetabolismBy K. Aleisha Fetters, DETAILS(photo: Eric Ray Davidson)While marathon sweat sessions can certainly kick your metabolism into high gear, there's a faster, better way to rev up your fat-burning potential. Below are seven seriously simple moves that will slash through more calories than minutes."Your metabolism is the sum of everything your body...



Spain to restore free health care for illegal immigrants
 

Spain's conservative government will restore free health care for illegal immigrants, overturning a controversial decision taken three years agoSpain's conservative government said Tuesday it would restore free health care for illegal immigrants, overturning a controversial decision taken three years ago. Under a reform that came into place in September 2012, foreigners without residency papers lost their national health cards which allowed them free treatment in local public health clinics. Illegal immigrants who are over 18 only get free treatment in case of an emergency, pregnancy or birth. "It is more sensible and reasonable that this care be given in health centres so emergency wards are not saturated," Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said as he announced that all undocumented immigrants would once again come within the fold of the public health system.



This Is Nursing
 

This Is NursingThis is why I fell in love with my coworkers and with our nursing profession. I cannot look at this picture without getting a little teary. If you're religious, what religion you practice, whatever it is you may believe in... none of it matters. When we've had a horrific outcome, when we have had a close call, when one of our own is sick, we...



1,000-Year-Old Eye Infection Salve May Kill MRSA Super Bug, Study Shows
 Could a tenth century eye salve be the secret to fighting modern super bugs?

3D print technology provides 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl
 

Faith Lennox, 7, left, shows her mother Nicole her newly 3-D printed hand at the Build it Workspace in Los Alamitos, Calif., on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Build It Workspace is a 3-D printer studio that teaches people to use high-tech printers and provides access to them for projects. Faith's new hand is the result of an emerging technology that is revolutionizing prosthetics, said Build It's Mark Lengsfeld, especially for children like Faith, who quickly outgrow expensive prosthetic limbs and have trouble even using them because of their size and weight. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been.



Life. Life. Now!
 

Life. Life. Now!This a talk from the Beyond Conference I gave in March, 2015 about living life in the present. I spoke about my weight loss journey and recovering from a seizure I had in October, 2014.



Health providers' stand could invite other execution methods
 

FILE - This May 27, 2008 file photo shows the State of Texas execution chamber in Huntsville, Texas. A leading association for pharmacists on Monday has approved a proposal declaring that participation in lethal injection executions by compounding pharmacies would be a violation of core pharmacy values. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — The medical community has become united in its opposition to playing any role in capital punishment killings.



 
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