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Americans want flight bans for West African nations

Americans want flight bans for West African nations

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- According to a recent survey, a majority of Americans want flights from the West African nations reporting Ebola to be banned from the U.S.
Brooks Hays
Study: College athletes more likely to carry MRSA

Study: College athletes more likely to carry MRSA

NASHVILLE, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Collegiate athletes who play contact sports like football, basketball and soccer are more likely than their peers to carry the superbug MRSA.
Brooks Hays
Harvard researchers grow insulin-producing stem cells

Harvard researchers grow insulin-producing stem cells

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Researchers came upon a new way to transform stem cells into beta cells that respond to glucose levels and produce insulin to help diabetics break down sugar.
Brooks Hays
Study: Grapefruit juice helps lab rats keep off weight

Study: Grapefruit juice helps lab rats keep off weight

BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- In a recent study, mice who drank grapefruit juice while eating a high-fat diet gained less weight than mice drinking water.
Brooks Hays

Life expectancy in the U.S. hits record high

ATLANTA, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A new report shows that life expectancy among Americans is at a record high.
Heather Records
Ebola victim's pet dog to be euthanized in Spain

Ebola victim's pet dog to be euthanized in Spain

MADRID, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Spanish officials have obtained a court order to euthanize the pet dog of Teresa Romero Ramos, the nursing assistant diagnosed with Ebola.
Kate Stanton
MRI can reveal cognitive decline ahead of symptoms

MRI can reveal cognitive decline ahead of symptoms

GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A new study suggests an MRI of the brain can reveal cognitive decline before the symptoms first appear.
Brooks Hays
Study: Sexting is the new normal for teens

Study: Sexting is the new normal for teens

GALVESTON, Texas, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Sexting may be the new first base. That's the takeaway from a new study that suggests sexting is a now normal part of sexual experimentation for young people.
Brooks Hays
Poll: just 11 percent of Americans 'very worried' about Ebola

Poll: just 11 percent of Americans 'very worried' about Ebola

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Just 11 percent of the American populace is truly freaked out by the growing West African Ebola outbreak that recently arrived on U.S. shores.
Brooks Hays
Ebola-like Marburg virus claims life in Uganda

Ebola-like Marburg virus claims life in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A 30-year-old health worker in Uganda has passed away after battling the Marburg virus for several days.
Brooks Hays
Study: Eating with overweight people makes you eat more

Study: Eating with overweight people makes you eat more

ITHICA, N.Y., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A new study suggests the body type of your dining companion affects how much you eat, and if they're overweight you eat more -- regardless of how much they eat.
Thor Benson
USDA announces healthy eating plan for food stamps recipients

USDA announces healthy eating plan for food stamps recipients

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The USDA will be allotting $31.5 million in grants for getting fruits and vegetables to the tables of those receiving SNAP benefits.
Thor Benson
First womb transplant baby born

First womb transplant baby born

GOTHEBURG, Sweden, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A baby in Sweden is born after a womb transplant, the first ever.
Heather Records
HHS adds four new substances to carcinogens list

HHS adds four new substances to carcinogens list

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Four new substances have been added to the official federal list of carcinogens, which is updated each year by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Brooks Hays
Health officials monitoring 80 people for Ebola in Texas

Health officials monitoring 80 people for Ebola in Texas

DALLAS, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Texas officials say Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, currently under quarantine at a Dallas hospital, had contact with 80 people, who are now being monitored.
Brooks Hays
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