CDC admits it has been lying all along about Ebola transmission; "indirect" spread now acknowledged

Defying its own quack advice that the agency has been propagandizing for months, the CDC has now released a document on Ebola that admits the virus can spread through aerosolized droplets. The document, quietly released on the CDC website, also admits Ebola can contaminate surfaces such as doorknobs, causing infections to be spread through indirect means…

Arizona school board votes to remove pages from biology textbook

By Daniel Wallis (Reuters) – An Arizona school board has voted to remove information about contraception methods from a biology textbook after a conservative majority decided it fell afoul of a state law that says materials should give a preference to childbirth or adoption over abortion. The members of the Gilbert Public Schools board, which covers at least 38 schools and 39,000 students mostly in Chandler and Mesa, voted 3-2

3 Exercises You Should Do Barefoot

“Raising your heels tilts your hips and pelvis forward…in an unnatural position.” Related: 5 Ab Exercises That Kill Crunches Performing these exercises barefoot is also better for bodily awareness, which helps you nail proper form and can improve your balance and stability, Trenteseaux told Yahoo Health. This feedback helps the brain and body communicate, Trenteseaux explained.

Speed of weight loss may have little impact on success at keeping it off

By Roxanne Nelson (Reuters Health) – In a trial of weight loss approaches, the rate at which people dropped excess pounds was not linked to their success in keeping the weight off over the next three years. Researchers say the small study shows that current guidelines advising slow and steady weight loss should be revised, and the focus should be instead on improving methods for helping people maintain their weight

6 Head-to-Toe Toning Moves

By Amy Gallo for Experts agree that moves that challenge your balance fire muscles in your core, legs and booty in order to stabilize your body. Do the following strength routine in your toning shoes for an even bigger focus on balance. Plus, adding dumbbells to the workout sculpts your upper body for head-to-toe toning. The expert Amy Dixon, group fitness manager at Equinox fitness club in Santa Monica,

5 Food Label Items You Need to Start Reading

New food labels are coming to stores near you. First, the bad: If terms on food labels like “all natural,” “free range” and “light,” confused you in the past, they will continue to be confusing. I tried to help clear up some of that confusion by including a whole chapter on these tricky terms in my book, “Read It Before You Eat It,” but I’ll admit, sometimes these health halo

AstraZeneca wins U.S. approval for two-in-one diabetes pill

LONDON (Reuters) – A new two-in-one diabetes pill from AstraZeneca has been approved by U.S. regulators, the British drugmaker said on Thursday. The green light from the Food and Drug Administration is for Xigduo XR, which combines the company’s recently launched diabetes treatment dapagliflozin with an older kind of medicine called metformin. Xigduo XR is the first once-daily tablet combining a so-called SGLT2 inhibitor drug and metformin to win U.S.

Nintendo to develop 'quality of life' device to track sleep, fatigue: CEO

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co Ltd will develop a device to measure a user’s fatigue and map their sleep, Chief Executive Satoru Iwata said on Thursday, the first offering from the company’s newly created healthcare division. The device will be developed with U.S. firm ResMed Inc, which currently makes products to treat sleep disorders, and will be available in the financial year ending March 2016. “By

The Green Drink That Can Cure Nutritional Sins

Look for high-grade liquid chlorophyll at your local health food store. Photo by Little Wolf Collective By Dana James Chlorophyll…chlorella…wheatgrass…barley grass… It’s getting confusing. If I believed everything I read about these “green” products, I’d be throwing back chlorophyll and wheatgrass shots, making barley grass concoctions and swallowing chlorella tablets every few hours. Pick one, and you’ll benefit from the ascribed detoxifying and blood alkalizing properties of all four! My personal

The Simple Lunge Fix for a Firmer Butt

Small changes in your lunge form can turn this leg exercise into a butt-building move. “Simply changing the angle of your torso can help you activate different areas of your lower body,” said Nick Tumminello, owner of Performance University International and author of Strength Training for Fat Loss. Trouble is, most people are already plenty strong there, Tumminello told Yahoo Health. An alternative: “For an all-around lower body exercise, I

Experts sound alarm as diabetes fuels cases of TB

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – Cases of tuberculosis are set accelerate worldwide unless action is taken to curb diabetes, a chronic condition that weakens the immune system and triples the risk a person will develop the lung disease, health experts warned on Wednesday. Tuberculosis (TB), which killed an estimated 1.5 million people last year according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is caused by bacteria that lie dormant in

Brain abnormalities in people with chronic fatigue: study

A study of 15 patients with chronic fatigue syndrome has found that patients’ brains have at least three distinct abnormalities when compared to healthy people, researchers said Wednesday. The findings, if confirmed, could lead to new ways to diagnose and treat the troublesome condition that affects more than a million Americans, said the study conducted by Stanford University researchers in the peer-reviewed journal Radiology. “Using a trio of sophisticated imaging






Four Seasons introduces global Old Fashioned-inspired beverage initiative

Four Seasons Cocktail Quarterly featuring the Old Fashioned Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is quenching consumers’ thirst with a new year-long initiative dedicated to exploring cocktail trends and seasonal ingredients. Cocktail Quarterly will bring together participating hotels to celebrate a particular cocktail by crafting their own unique version. This global initiative will highlight the individuality of the properties, while uniting Four Seasons under a common theme that will likely appeal

You played as a train in Fallout 3, but you didn't realise it

An interesting story recently broke on 4chan, describing how the metro car in Fallout 3’s Broken Steel add-on was actually powered by sticking the car on the head of an NPC and making them run really fast. However, our pals over at PC Gamer have discovered that’s not entirely true. After a bit of tinkering, they uncovered that it’s not a hat but actually an arm piece. In fact, the

Apple gives weak forecast, shares fall nearly 7 percent

BENGALURU/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc shares slumped nearly 7 percent in after-hours trading as its fourth-quarter revenue forecast fell short of estimates and it missed some targets for iPhone sales. The forecast overshadowed Apple’s strong sales in China, which more than doubled to $13.23 billion from a year earlier. Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri said in an interview the results in China were “spectacular” during the quarter and

2016 Audi R8 Driven! The Software Makes the Difference

-Hardware matters, but often it’s the software that tells the hardware how to operate that makes the difference. That’s true for smartphones that tech websites tear down to reveal $40 worth of parts, but increasingly also for cars—even the ones that don’t drive themselves around racetracks. The new Audi R8 is perhaps the greatest example of tuning through 1s and 0s. There’s no question the hardware here is superb. The