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Step 1: Grab an umbrella and a piece of paper. Write #CoverAllHerHealth at the top.

Step 2: Tell us why employers should provide birth control coverage for ALL women. 31 more words

Title of DPRK Hero Conferred on Chief of Explosive Defusing Group

From Rodong Sinmun:

The title of DPRK Hero was conferred on Pak Kum San who was the chief of the explosive defusing group of the Jagang Provincial People’s Security Bureau. 420 more words

North Korea

Running for exercise 'slows the aging process'


A new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and Humboldt State University, published in the journal PLOS ONE, finds that senior citizens who run several times a week expend the same amount of energy as a typical 20-year-old when walking. 505 more words

Public Health

Ebola Part Two: Ebola and Migration

After a week of expanding my mind further at school, I have more thoughts on the subject of Ebola! So here they are.

One standard practice for trying to prevent the spread of Ebola is to quarantine those who are infected, and sometimes even those who may have been exposed but are not yet displaying symptoms, in order to determine whether they are infected. 537 more words

Security

Ebola

White House Throws Support behind FDA Voucher Reform BillThe White House rarely even mentions FDA, except perhaps for its food-related operations—a favorite topic of nutrition-minded first lady Michelle Obama—and when it threw hurdles in the way of approving an over-the-counter version of Plan B (levonorgestrel) prior to the 2012 election. 92 more words

Public Health

Missing Work Because of Obesity Costs America $8.65 billion per Year

About 10% of all work absenteeism costs can be now be attributed to obesity, thanks to a Columbia University study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine… 140 more words

Plague outbreak in Madagascar kills 40 people since late August, WHO reports

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/plague-outbreak-in-madagascar-kills-40-people-since-late-august-who-reports-1.2844972

Here is something that is going on in Madagascar, there are other outbreaks that go on, not just Ebola…just another example of what happens when a health care system is weak and the world doesn’t care.

General Health