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  • 2 American Ebola patients released from hospital

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    ATLANTA — After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday. Their release poses no public health risk, Dr. Bruce Ribner of Emory...

  • Rabies vaccine airdrop underway in western NY

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Public health authorities in western New York are conducting baited vaccine airdrops this week to reduce rabies in the local wildlife population. The Erie County Department of Health says fixed-wing aircraft began dropping rabies vaccine baits on Tuesday in areas...

  • Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links...

  • Big Apple doctor-in-chief seeks community approach

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York's new health commissioner isn't interested in being a nanny. Think of her more as a tutor. Dr. Mary Bassett is listening to the city's diverse communities and tailoring programs to tackle specific health issues and life expectancy disparities. It's a shift...

  • Competing at altitude no joke for cyclists, other endurance athletes

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Competing at high altitudes is no joke for endurance athletes. Kiel Reijnen, a professional cyclist from Boulder, knows all about it. "There's a shortness of breath, and it's easy to get dehydrated. Staying hydrated is one of the biggest things people miss," said Reijnen, 28....

  • Breathe in, breathe out: It's worth practicing

    By Wina Sturgeon McClatchy Newspapers -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Breathing seems like a simple thing: Inhale, exhale, repeat. That might be true if you're sitting down watching television, but it isn't true if you're an athlete or even if you're merely doing something athletic. If you're active, the secret to success is to work on your breathing....

  • German doctor accused of drugging, abusing women

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany have arrested a hospital doctor on suspicion he drugged and sexually abused female patients participating in a fake clinical study he set up. German news agency dpa reported Thursday that the unidentified 48-year-old worked at a clinic in the...

  • California drought stings bees, honey supplies

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers. The state is traditionally one of the country's largest honey producers, with abundant crops and wildflowers that provide the...

  • Reactions in Asia to instant noodle study

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    A recent U.S. study linking instant noodle consumption by South Koreans to some risks for heart disease has prompted a passionate response throughout Asia, where the noodles are not just a cheap treat but an essential part of life. Some comments from noodle lovers across Asia: "Eating...

  • Health Department urges young adult vaccinations

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — They Vermont Health Department is urging young adults to be sure they are up to date with their vaccinations. The Health Department is joining with other groups across the country by recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month. Every year,...

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