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36 min ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

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Related Topix: SUNY Buffalo, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, University of Missouri, University of Georgia, Illinois

4 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

All Fat Is Bad? Not So Fast

People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades, a major new study shows.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dieting, Heart Disease, Health, Nutrition, Medicine, Low Carb Diet, Atkins Nutrional Method

11 hrs ago | US News & World Report

Train Your Brain to Choose Fruit Salad Over French Fries

The study included eight overweight and obese people who were enrolled in a newly designed weight-loss program meant to change how people react to different foods.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Nutrition, Agriculture, Science

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Asian Correspondent

Junta and allies dominate key Thai Cabinet positions

The junta have 13 Ministers including the PM and control over most of the key positions ranging from PM, Defence, Education, Transport, Interior, Justice, Foreign Affairs and Commerce .

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Related Topix: Canada, Brigham Young University, Syracuse University

SouthCoastToday.com

Donald B. Shahon, MD, 90

Donald B. Shahon, MD died peacefully in the company of his family on August 30, 2014 in New Bedford, Massachusetts at the age of 90. Born in Boston, Dr. Shahon graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Biochemistry in 1944 and received an M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1949.

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Related Topix: New Bedford, MA, Bedford, MA, University of Minnesota

WBIR-TV Knoxville

NATO summit 'most important' since fall of Berlin Wall

The 28-nation military alliance that is NATO is facing a growing number of global security crises ahead of a key summit in Wales.

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Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Windsor Beacon

NATO summit 'most important' since fall of Berlin Wall

It feels as if the world is facing an unprecedented number of global security crises, NATO's former Supreme Allied Commander said ahead of a key gathering for the 28-nation military alliance that will see heads of state including President Obama travel to Wales this week.

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Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Travel, Iraq Travel, Middle East Travel

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Dogs can get 'back-to-school blues'

Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer.

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Related Topix: Dogs, Pets, Kanab, UT

Patch.com

"Backdoor" Admission: Earning entry to an elite college with less than elite credentials

While you may not be able to initially enroll in an elite college, there are other ways to earn admission into the college of your dreams.

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Related Topix: University of Virginia

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

'Innovation Hub' Host Kara Miller to address UMass Dartmouth Class of ...

UMass Dartmouth's 2014 Convocation Ceremony takes place Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., at the Vietnam Veterans Peace Memorial Amphitheater.

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Related Topix: UMass Dartmouth

OregonLive.com

The Oregon Clinic Welcomes Dr. Frank Warren, Neurotologist, to Ear, Nose, & Throat Specialty

The Oregon Clinic is pleased to welcome Frank Warren, MD, to the Ear, Nose & Throat specialty practice.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Otolaryngology, Oregon, Warren, OR, Audiology, Oregon Health & Science University

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Inventor Spot

A Big, Big 'Leaf' for Mankind: Synthetic Leaf Produces Oxygen

Julian Melchiorri, a graduate student at the Royal College of Art in London, UK, has created a synthetic biological leaf which is proven to produce oxygen.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Inventions

CBS Local

Study Says Home-Packed Lunches Less Nutritious Than School-Made Meals

A new Tufts University study looked at the home packed lunches of more than 600 third and fourth graders and found that none of the meals contained servings from all five food groups.

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Related Topix: Life, Nutrition, Food

PhysOrg Weblog

Mice study shows efficacy of new gene therapy approach for toxin exposures

The current method to treat acute toxin poisoning is to inject antibodies, commonly produced in animals, to neutralize the toxin.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Botulism, Health, E. Coli, Food Poisoning, Genetics

Medical Daily

Puppy Love: Dogs Suffer Back-To-School Blues With Separation Anxiety...

Fido may come down with a bad case of the back-to-school blues - barking, destroying objects, and having accidents - so here's how to treat his separation anxiety.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Crescent-News.com

Barbara Quinn on Nutrition: Tips to make growing old take longer

"I thought growing old would take longer," a friend of mine recently quipped. I laughed.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

The Winnipeg Free Press

Take the time to pack kids a healthier lunch

There is a scene from The Wire, the Emmy award-winning television show about life on Baltimore's mean streets that aired on HBO from 2002 to 2008, that, as a dietitian and a mother, I will always remember.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Life, Food, Nutrition, Fruits, Baked Goods, Cookies, Dessert

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Republic

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

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Related Topix: SUNY Buffalo, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, University of Missouri, Mercer University, Liberty University

SouthCoastToday.com

Real-life math adds up for Our Sisters' School students

The 16 girls in grades 5-8 at Our Sisters' School recently participated in a week-long summer program "Math Alive," in which they learned math through real world applications - and also by having fun.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Johnson: Change in black community will require intergenerational work

Now that Michael Brown has been laid to rest, the lingering question is whether a new civil rights movement will emerge as a result of his tragic death in Ferguson, Mo.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Opinion

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