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US eating habits improve a bit — except among the poor

Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap

US eating habits improve a bit — except among poor

Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a... Read more »

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Study: Action-packed TV might make you snack more

Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show. Read more »

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Liberia extends stay-home order amid Ebola crisis

Liberia's president ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, according to a statement released Monday. Read more »

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Salt Lake festival lets people 'share yoga'

Yogis from across the country and world came to the Salt Lake Krishna Center, Saturday through Monday, to "share yoga" with others. Read more »

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US judge blocks enforcement of new Louisiana abortion law

A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers disagree about whether his order covers doctors at all five of the state's clinics or... Read more »

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Fighting the ravages of the West Nile virus

The tiny bite arrived and faded from Dot Ingle's skin before she even noticed it was there. Read more »

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WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean... Read more »

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Fear spreads as Ebola moves from remote areas into cities

The dreaded Ebola virus came to the children's hospital in the form of a 4-year-old boy. Read more »

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No, you shouldn't feel bad about taking a nap

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Taking a nap: Not as simple as you think, and more important than you realize. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade. Doctors say that a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug cut the chances of death or... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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One more way junk food is bad for you

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Research on rats says junk food's not only unhealthy and addictive, but it appears to stifle any willingness to try new foods. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Student evades monitors, spreads Ebola to Senegal

A university student infected with Ebola evaded health surveillance for weeks as he slipped into Senegal, carrying the deadly virus to a fifth West African nation showing how quarantines, border... Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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Jim Bennett: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is an undeniably good thing

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is one of the few times when the ubiquity of the media has produced praiseworthy results. When was the last time the entire world was united in a cause that was so... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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What age should children get their eyes examined?

Dr. Colleen Schubach from University of Utah Health Care discusses when children should get eye exams. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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3 ways insurers can still avoid covering the sick

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to discourage the sickest and costliest patients... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried to determine how a fourth scientist also contracted the disease before being... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Outbreak of illness linked to Weber County dairy farm, health officials say

The Utah Department of Health is warning people about drinking raw milk after 45 people became ill after consuming raw or unpasteurized milk products from a Weber County dairy. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Ebola has 'upper hand,' says US official

Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Running engages all five senses

After weeks of running in the dark, I was given a rare chance to run in the daylight. As I made it toward the mountain, I was amazed how keenly aware I was of seeing, hearing, smelling, touching... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Report: No proof veterans died because of delays

The Veterans Affairs Department says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — until more evidence can be gathered about their... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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US health official: Ebola has 'upper hand'

The Ebola virus has the "upper hand" in an outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, a top American health official said, adding that experts have the tools to stop it. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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