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Nebraska officials clear doctor being monitored for Ebola

Nebraska officials clear doctor being monitored for Ebola

An American doctor being monitored in Nebraska for possible exposure to Ebola has been cleared and is no threat to the public, health officials say. The doctor, who did not want to be identified, was monitored for 21 days before physicians determined the patient had not developed the deadly disease and could be released from…MORE

Less sitting, more moving tied to living longer

Less sitting, more moving tied to living longer

Doing less sitting and more moving is tied to living longer, according to a new study. Replacing 30 minutes per day of sedentary time with 30 minutes of physical activity at a light intensity was associated with a 17% lower risk of early death in a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology on…MORE

What warmer oceans mean for the planet

What warmer oceans mean for the planet

Our oceans are much warmer than we previously thought, according to a new study. They are also heating up faster than was believed, driven by climate change caused by humans. The study, published this week in the journal Science, showed that the world’s oceans have got much warmer since the 1960s. Its authors said 2018…MORE

Poor sleep linked to buildup of dangerous plaques throughout body, study says

Poor sleep linked to buildup of dangerous plaques throughout body, study says

Here’s another reason why getting a good night’s sleep should be on your must-do list: Sleeping fewer than six hours a night or waking frequently raises your risk of developing damaging plaque in arteries throughout your body, not just your heart. Previous research has shown poor sleep to be strongly associated with coronary heart disease,…MORE

Heavy sweating that led to an unexpected diagnosis

Heavy sweating that led to an unexpected diagnosis

A 60-year-old man struggled with unexplained sweating episodes for three years before doctors diagnosed him with temporal lobe seizures, according to a case study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The man was otherwise healthy but had “an average of 8 discrete episodes of sweating” every 24 to 32 days, the authors said.…MORE

Leading cancer expert dies suddenly following routine yellow fever vaccination

Leading cancer expert dies suddenly following routine yellow fever vaccination

A leading cancer expert, who was described as a “pioneer” in his field by Prince William, has died suddenly after receiving a routine yellow fever vaccination. Martin Gore, 67, died Thursday morning after receiving the vaccine, which is recommended to travelers visiting sub-Saharan Africa, most of South America, and parts of Central American and the…MORE

Cruise returning early after hundreds of passengers get sick on Royal Caribbean ship

Cruise returning early after hundreds of passengers get sick on Royal Caribbean ship

Two-hundred-seventy-seven passengers and crew members aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas cruise ship became sick with a gastrointestinal illness, according to the cruise line. Because of the illness, the ship will return to Port Canaveral, Florida, on Saturday, a day earlier than expected. “All of the ship’s guests will receive full refunds of…MORE

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