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Ghana cholera outbreak at 'staggering' level

A cholera outbreak in Ghana's capital has reached "staggering" levels, an official said Friday, blaming poor sanitation and overcrowded health facilities for the rapid spread of the disease.

Fri 15 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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Healthy Moms program helps women who are obese limit weight gain during pregnancy

A new study finds that women who are obese can limit their weight gain during pregnancy using conventional weight loss techniques including attending weekly group support meetings, seeking advice ...

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Whooshh Innovations' "fish gun" shoots salmon over obstacles small and tall

If you live in an area where salmon spawn, then summer treats you to a free nature drama as the fish battle against currents, fight through rapids, struggle up tiny streams, and leap up waterfalls ...

Thu 21 Aug 14 from Gizmag

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Everest expedition provides first evidence of effects of altitude on blood pressure

An expedition to Mount Everest by Italian researchers has shown for the first time that blood pressure monitored over a 24-hour period rises progressively as people climb to higher altitudes. ...

Tue 26 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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How to Drink Less and Still Have Fun

A new study suggests using a smaller glass, keeping your glass on the table while you pour, and never filling it over half-full

Mon 25 Aug 14 from TIME

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The Keurig 2.0?s DRM Has Reportedly Been "Defeated"

The thing about coffee machines like Nespresso or Keurig is that they "force" you to use capsules made by them. This isn't a big deal if you love the taste of their capsules, but there ...

6 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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Racial disparities in breast-feeding may start with hospitals, study suggests

(HealthDay)—Black mothers are less likely than white moms to breast-feed their babies, and here's one possible reason why: Hospitals in neighborhoods with many black residents do less to promote ...

Thu 21 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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Breastfeeding study shows need for effective peer counseling programs

The support of peer groups and clinicians is critical to the development of effective breastfeeding programs, according to recent University of Georgia research.

13 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Scientists link alcohol-dependence gene to neurotransmitter

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have solved the mystery of why a specific signaling pathway can be associated with alcohol dependence.

Wed 27 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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Black carbon—a major climate pollutant—also linked to cardiovascular health

Black carbon pollutants from wood smoke are known to trap heat near the earth's surface and warm the climate. A new study led by McGill Professor Jill Baumgartner suggests that black carbon ...

Mon 25 Aug 14 from

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