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Chilling Reality. What's next for ALS?

The Ice Bucket Challenge raised more than $100 million for ALS research, but turning money and enthusiasm into therapies and cures for the deadly disease is an entirely different type of challenge. 131 more words

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The Healing of America: Healthcare 101

I ran this series on my LiveJournal page some time back. I’m bringing it back because it seems somehow appropriate and because no one read my LJ anyway. 1,200 more words

Inside View

Hospital: American Video Journalist Free of Ebola

OMAHA, Neb. (WNEW/AP) — An Omaha hospital says an American video journalist is free of Ebola and will be released soon.

The Nebraska Medical Center said Tuesday afternoon that Ashoka Mukpo’s blood tested negative for the virus. 249 more words


Health Officials: 1st American Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Upgraded To Good Condition

WASHINGTON (AP) — National Institutes of Health says the condition of the first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital has been upgraded to good. 124 more words


Exercise could fortify immune system against future cancers

Small pilot study suggests that T cells become more responsive in exercising cancer survivors weeks after chemo ends

WESTMINSTER, CO (October 10, 2012)—Researchers may soon be able to add yet another item to the list of exercise’s well-documented health benefits: A preliminary study suggests that when cancer survivors exercise for several weeks after they finish chemotherapy, their immune systems remodel themselves to become more effective, potentially fending off future incidences of cancer. 677 more words

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Minutes of hard exercise can lead to all-day calorie burn

Sprint interval training could cut time exercising while controlling weight

WESTMINSTER, CO (October 10, 2012)—Time spent in the drudgery of strenuous exercise is a well-documented turn-off for many people who want to get in better shape. 857 more words

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Prebiotic may help patients with intestinal failure grow new and better gut - fructooligosacharide (FOS)

“When we fed the carbohydrate fructooligosacharide (FOS) as a prebiotic, the gut grew and increased in function,”

19 OCT 2012
URBANA – Adding the right prebiotic to the diets of pediatric patients with intestinal failure could replace intravenous feeding, says a new University of Illinois study. 539 more words

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