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"Alarmed by the spread of polio from conflict zones in three continents, the World Health Organization declared an international health emergency on Monday in an effort to contain the paralyzing virus, which officials thought two years ago had been nearly eradicated," according to an article in The New York...
Moving to a higher altitude may help in weight control, The New York Times' Well blog reports. The finding was based on a study in PLoS One that studied 98,009 military personal as they moved between assignments at high altitude or low altitude. After "adjusting for B.M.I. at enlistment, sex, race, age...
Reuters reports that the WHO has made a statement saying that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will last approximately 2-4 months. "The virus is still spreading in three "hotspots" of Guinea Forestiere, a southeastern region some 900 km (560 miles) from Guinea's capital of Conakry, a city which has itself...