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Guarded elation as WHO, again, declares Liberia Ebola-free

Sep 4, 2015

Guarded elation as WHO, again, declares Liberia Ebola-free

The World Health Organization said on Thursday that Ebola-ravaged Liberia was once again free of the deadly virus, prompting muted celebrations in the capital Monrovia. The West African nation, where thousands died at the height of the epidemic last year, has already been declared ...

Sep 2, 2015

Most Americans' hearts are older than their actual years

Three out of four Americans’ hearts are older than their chronological age, raising the risk of heart disease, stroke and premature death, officials said Tuesday. An online tool at www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/heartage.htm can help people determine how old their heart is, based on factors like weight, ...

Sep 1, 2015

People who lack sleep are more likely to catch colds

People who do not get enough sleep are four times more likely than their well-rested counterparts to catch a cold, U.S. researchers said Monday. The findings in the journal Sleep are based on a study of 164 volunteers who allowed themselves to be exposed ...