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Canadian woman stranded in Sierra Leone amid Ebola outbreak

Canadian woman stranded in Sierra Leone amid Ebola outbreak

YELLOWKNIFE, Northwest Territories, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Canadian Hawa Dumboya and her baby are currently stranded in Sierra Leone, as the West African nation cancels flights amid the ongoing Ebola outbreak.
Brooks Hays
Crest agrees to stop putting plastic microbeads in your toothpaste

Crest agrees to stop putting plastic microbeads in your toothpaste

DALLAS, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- After criticism from consumers and dentists, Crest has agreed to stop putting plastic microbeads in their toothpastes.
Brooks Hays
Research links sugar subtitutes to obesity

Research links sugar subtitutes to obesity

REHOVOT, Israel, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- New research suggests artificial sweeteners may be exacerbating problems of obesity, not helping to solve them.
Brooks Hays
New industry-baked marijuana PSAs advise moderation

New industry-baked marijuana PSAs advise moderation

DENVER, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A new billboard in Colorado reminds viewers to eat pot-laced foods in moderation. "Don't let a candy bar ruin your vacation," the sign reads.
Brooks Hays
CDC: painkiller overdose deaths still rising, but not as fast

CDC: painkiller overdose deaths still rising, but not as fast

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A new CDC report shows that while the problem of death by painkiller drug overdose is getting worse, the death rate increase has slowed slightly since 2006.
Brooks Hays
Male pattern baldness a sign of prostate cancer risk

Male pattern baldness a sign of prostate cancer risk

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- According to a new study, androgenic alopecia, or male pattern baldness, may predict a heightened risk of developing an aggressive type of prostate cancer.
Brooks Hays
Schizophrenia is actually eight disorders, not one disease

Schizophrenia is actually eight disorders, not one disease

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Schizophrenia isn't a single disease but eight distinct disorders, each with their own genetic footprint.
Brooks Hays
Study: too many kids taking antibiotics

Study: too many kids taking antibiotics

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A new study suggests roughly half of all antibiotic prescriptions for young people are unnecessary.
Brooks Hays
Enterovirus 68 now sickening children in Northeast

Enterovirus 68 now sickening children in Northeast

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Enterovirus 68, virus hospitalizing children in the U.S. Midwest, has now made its way into the Northeast, with cases found in New York and Connecticut.
Danielle Haynes
Virgina girl goes to hospital after touching puss caterpillar

Virgina girl goes to hospital after touching puss caterpillar

PORTSMOUTH, Va., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Two-year-old Portsmouth, Va. girl goes to the hospital after touching the puss caterpillar.
Heather Records
NFL players have 30 percent chance of developing Alzheimer's or dementia

NFL players have 30 percent chance of developing Alzheimer's or dementia

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- National Football League players have a nearly 30 percent chance of developing Alzheimer's or dementia, according to new report.
Brooks Hays
Study: Meditation offers migraine relief

Study: Meditation offers migraine relief

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A new study suggests meditation and yogic breathing can help mitigate migraine pain -- specifically a routine called mindfulness-based stress reduction.
Brooks Hays
Cincinnati hospital limiting visits to enterovirus patients

Cincinnati hospital limiting visits to enterovirus patients

CINCINNATI, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Cincinnati Children's Hospital has put new visitation restrictions in place to protect the population and curb the spread of the enterovirus.
Brooks Hays
For the third time in two years, FDA approves weight loss pill

For the third time in two years, FDA approves weight loss pill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- For the third time in two years, the Food and Drug Administration approves a new weight-loss pill
Heather Records
Morning exercise helps calm ADHD symptoms in children

Morning exercise helps calm ADHD symptoms in children

EAST LANSING, Mich., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- According to a new study, daily before-school aerobic activities helped calm attention deficit problems in at-risk schoolchildren.
Brooks Hays
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