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  1. Losing Weight the Healthy Way is the Best WayRead the original story

    Dec 31, 2007 |

    Almost 108 million Americans were overweight or obese in 1999. Until now, obesity continues to be a serious problem and is predicted to reach epidemic levels by the year 2020. 1 comment

  2. MomentumWHERE'S the Pieta?Read the original story

    10 hrs ago | American Reporter

    You saw it on the news. A region on the stormy shoulder of the Atlantic seaboard known as the Outer Banks was bracing desperately for a storm that was about to ram a nameless pile-driver into its quaint and pretty towns.


  3. Daily forecast of dengue fever incidents for urban villages in a cityRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | International Journal of Health Geographics

    Instead of traditional statistical models for large spatial areas and weekly or monthly temporal units, what public health workers urgently need is a timely risk prediction method for small areas. This risk prediction would provide information for early warning, target surveillance and intervention.


  4. 'Dangerous thunderstorm' hits south-east Queensland; hail, rain expectedRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | ABC News

    The Bureau of Meteorology detected the storms on weather radar near the area between Boonah and Beaudesert at 3:30pm . These storms were moving towards the northeast and forecast to affect Jimboomba by 4:00pm and Beenleigh and Logan Village by 4:30pm.


  5. At African Union Summit, Ban promises UN support to build back Ebola-hit countriesRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago |

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursdayassured African leaders gathered for a summit in Addis Ababa of the support of the United Nations in helping the countries affected by Ebola "build back stronger than ever," while the head of the UN development agency tasked with leading the Organization's recovery efforts urged the world to stay the course in aiding hard-hit West Africa. "Ebola must be confronted as both a health crisis and a crisis that has stopped development in its tracks," said UN Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark at a briefing she hosted in New York Thursday for UN Member States.


  6. Paramedic Chris Williams back from Ebola fightRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Argus

    Chris Williams, 58, who works at Worthing Hospital , spent six weeks in West Africa tackling the disease, which has killed more than 8,000 people. Chris said he had seen the reports of the epidemic on television and wanted to help, so when he heard that a colleague was applying to go out to Sierra Leone he applied too.


  7. Redlands Forum will present a The Ebola Mapping StoryaRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Redlands Daily Facts

    Redlands Forum will present “The Ebola Mapping Story: What have we learned and where do we go from here?” 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Esri Conference Center, 380 New York St., Redlands. Speakers are Dr. Estella Geraghty, Esri's chief medical officer; Dr. Richard Hart, president of Loma Linda University; and Dr. Ingrid Blomquist of Loma Linda University Medical Center.


  8. New tanker for NSW bushfire battlesRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Yahoo!

    The NSW Rural Fire Service's artillery is to be boosted by a state-first trial of a large water-bombing aircraft that can hold up to 40,000 litres of water or fire retardant. The state government has announced new measures to increase firefighter preparations ahead of bushfires and community awareness of RFS activities, including hazard reduction.


  9. Panama's Boom Belies One of World's Worst Education SystemsRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | American Reporter

    I write this at the end of three very long days covering Tropical Storm Irene and its aftermath here in southern Vermont. We only lost power from about eight hours on Sunday, or only a couple hours more than the power outage we had after a violent thunderstorm the Sunday before.


  10. Majority at some LAUSD kindergartens are under-vaccinatedRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Pasadena Star-News

    While a measles outbreak and a statewide pertussis epidemic have focused public attention on parents who refuse to vaccinate their children, experts say under-vaccination is also a pressing problem. Over 90 percent of kindergarteners at some Los Angeles Unified School District schools are walking the halls without all of their state-required vaccinations.


  11. MomentumNO More Mr. Nice GuyRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | American Reporter

    The feeling at the Democratic National Convention in Denver this week is one of euphoria, and deservedly so. Democrats believe that 2008 will be a watershed year for the party and liberalism and an electoral repudiation of the Bush years on an epochal scale.


  12. Forest management: one man shows another man which tree to cut and which to leave.Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | KUAT-TV Tucson

    In the summer of 1910, an unimaginable wildfire devoured more than three million acres across the Northern Rockies, confronting the fledgling U.S. Forest Service with a catastrophe that would define the agency and the nation's fire policy for the rest of the 20th century and beyond. THE BIG BURN provides a cautionary tale of heroism and sacrifice, arrogance and greed, hubris and, ultimately, humility in the face of nature's frightening power.


  13. Lawson: Puppy love is a bit too much for meRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Reno Gazette-Journal

    Gas prices are dropping, there's no water to support growth of Las Vegas and you can't depend on bureaucrats. Lawson: Puppy love is a bit too much for me Gas prices are dropping, there's no water to support growth of Las Vegas and you can't depend on bureaucrats.


  14. Federal agencies to plan for rising seasRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago |

    President Barack Obama issued an executive order Friday directing federal agencies - as well as state and local governments drawing on federal funds - to adopt stricter building and siting standards to reflect scientific projections that future flooding will be more frequent and intense due to climate change. The order, described by senior administration officials, represents a major shift for the federal government: While the Federal Emergency Management Administration published a memo three years ago saying it would take global warming into account when preparing for more severe storms, most agencies continue to rely on historic data, rather than future projections for building projects.


  15. Homes lost in Waroona bushfireRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

    Several homes have been destroyed by a bushfire south of Perth after strong easterly winds pushed the blaze into Waroona town. The fire was sparked by lightning and began in the steep terrain of the Darling Range to the town's east.


  16. HemetHEMET: New push started for body contact in reservoirRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Press-Enterprise

    Robert Youssef remembers. He recalls the advertising signs with images of people frolicking on what was to become Diamond Valley Lake, the massive reservoir being built just south of Hemet.


  17. 'Looking' finally tackles HIV in Season 2. What took so long?Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Blaze

    After an entire season, HIV is finally part of the narrative of 'Looking', a series that has been hailed as one of the most revolutionary depictions of gay life on TV. So what took them so long? Nic Holas explores.


  18. 'All the Wild That Remains' by David GessnerRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Publishers' Weekly

    Channeling writers Wallace Stegner and Edward Abbey and their mutual love of the wide-open spaces of the American West, Gessner delivers a spirited, ecologically minded travelogue, based on his exploration of the wilds of Colorado and Utah in summer 2012. In the author's estimation, Stegner and Abbey were "two of the most effective environmental fighters of the twentieth century," though "their tones couldn't have been more different."


  19. FBI Probes Powdery Substance Mailed to Franklin Graham CharityRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | News Max

    The FBI Friday said it was investigating a letter containing a white powdery substance that was mailed to the headquarters of evangelist Franklin Graham's religious charity Samaritan's Purse. Hazardous material teams removed the letter from the international charity's office in Boone, N.C., the Charlotte Observer reports.


  20. How bad data fed the Ebola epidemicRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Crofs Blogs

    Via The New York Times , an op-ed worth reading and pondering: How Bad Data Fed the Ebola Epidemic . Excerpt and then a comment: The West African Ebola outbreak first hit Sierra Leone in May 2014, followed by an explosion of cases in the capital Freetown in the autumn.