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US experts declare progress in search for MERS treatment

US experts declare progress in search for MERS treatment

US scientists say they have made progress toward developing treatments for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), after the death toll from the newly emerged and often fatal disease topped 100 in Saudi Arabia. There are currently no vaccines or antiviral…

5 Food Fails That Can Stall Weight Loss

5 Food Fails That Can Stall Weight Loss

Image: Thinkstock An aunt of mine once told me she was making her bread healthier by slathering it with butter. I’m not sure where she picked up this ridiculous notion, but she, like many others before (and after) her, fell prey to counterproductive…

4 Lesser-Known Health Benefits of Strength Training

4 Lesser-Known Health Benefits of Strength Training

Image: Thinkstock It’s no secret: People often do strengthening exercises because they want to look more toned, buffed, or ripped. But while strength training results in some alluring external perks, there are even better internal health benefits.…

A Fresh Look at Fast Food: Just One Pillar of Obesity?

A Fresh Look at Fast Food: Just One Pillar of Obesity?

Bobby Miller Just about everyone knows obesity is a growing problem in the United States, but a shocking number of people aren’t even aware that they’re overweight. According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive in 2010, about one third of…

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