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  • Will Obama's Plan Bring The Ebola Outbreak Under Control?

    The ambitious scope of the intervention has impressed aid workers, who have been crying for help for months. But the plan will need to be implemented quickly to get ahead of the spread of infections.

  • Severe respiratory illness confirmed in 12 states

    Health officials say 12 states now have respiratory illnesses caused by an uncommon virus - enterovirus 68.

  • Do wearable lifestyle activity monitors really work?

    Wearable electronic activity monitors hold great promise in helping people to reach their wellness goals. These increasingly sophisticated devices help the wearers improve their wellness by constantly monitoring their activities and bodily responses through companion computer programs and mobile apps. Given the large market for these devices, researchers analyzed 13 of these devices to compare how the devices and their apps work to motivate the wearer.

  • The New Old Age: On New Measurements of Aging

    Warren Sanderson, a professor of social and behavioral sciences at Stony Brook University, is working on ways to define aging other than the passing of years. “Everything is changing about 65-year-olds,” he said.

  • Belly Up: American Waistlines Are Still Expanding, Study Finds

    American adult waistlines are still spreading, a new study finds. While body mass index, a key measure for obesity, has stabilized, our bellies have increased an inch over the last decade — to a circumference of almost 39 inches.

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