Most people aren't meeting exercise guidelines Most adults in the USA aren't meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics out today. About 79% of adults don't meet the physical activity guidelines that advise getting at least 2½ hours a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as brisk walking, or one hour and 15 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, such as jogging. More
US suicide rate rose sharply among middle-aged Health officials say suicides among middle-aged Americans climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, a period that included the recession. Overall, the suicide rate for the age group jumped 28 percent from 1999 to 2010. And among whites, it shot up 40 percent.... More
Study: New bird flu jumped directly from chickens Chinese scientists have for the first time found strong evidence of how humans got infected with a new strain of bird flu: from chickens at a live market. In a small study of four patients who caught the new H7N9 virus, Chinese scientists compared swabs from birds at live markets in eastern China to virus samples from patients. More
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Easy rinder! Motorbike runs on BACON grease Minnesota-based meat company, Hormel Foods, collaborated with a biodiesel firm to make fuel from bacon grease which is being used to power a motorbike. 08/14/2014 - 10:27 am | View Link
WHO agency: Diesel fumes cause cancer LONDON (AP) – Diesel fumes cause cancer, the World Health Organization's cancer agency declared Tuesday, a ruling it said could make exhaust as important a public health threat as secondhand smoke. The risk of getting cancer from diesel fumes is small ... 06/13/2012 - 6:50 am | View Link
WHO’s cancer agency: Diesel fumes cause cancer The risk of getting cancer from diesel fumes is small, but since so many people breathe in the fumes in some way, the science panel said raising the status of diesel exhaust to carcinogen from “probable carcinogen” was an important shift. “It’s on ... 06/13/2012 - 5:29 am | View Link
Diesel Fumes Cause Cancer, Says WHO's Cancer Agency LONDON (AP) - Diesel fumes cause cancer, the World Health Organization's cancer agency declared Tuesday, a ruling it said could make exhaust as important a public health threat as secondhand smoke. The risk of getting cancer from diesel fumes is small, but ... 06/12/2012 - 9:52 pm | View Link
Diesel fumes can cause cancer, WHO agency says LONDON - Diesel fumes cause cancer, the World Health Organization's cancer agency declared Tuesday, a ruling it said could make exhaust as important a public health threat as secondhand smoke. The risk of getting cancer from diesel fumes is small, but ... 06/12/2012 - 7:39 pm | View Link
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Louis Vuitton has just added some serious pop to its signature luggage line. When the fashion house asked six celebrity collaborators to help celebrate its iconic brown-and-gold monogram print, "heavyweight designer" Karl Lagerfeld got feisty, said Brooke Bobb at The New York Times. His $175,000 Boxing Trunk is fitted with a punching bag and stand, while a separate case carries a matching mat and boxing gloves.
As Americans succumb to Ebola panic, their response seems to have taken an ugly turn, particularly toward those of African descent.
With Rwandan children at one New Jersey school being pressured to stay home and a high school soccer player of Guinean origin facing “Ebola” chants during a match, it looks like racism and xenophobia are exacerbating the hysteria.
In a HuffPost Live conversation, HuffPost Politics reporter Sabrina Siddiqui questioned the less-than-rational approach to disease prevention that many Americans have taken.
“There is suddenly all of this hysteria about someone being from Rwanda and being ill, not recognizing the vast amount of difference from Rwanda to West Africa, which is the distance from here to Europe,” she told host Alyona Minkovski.