Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

By MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press November 25, 2014 12:19 p.m.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.

This year, be thankful for what your body can do

By Leslie Barker, The Dallas Morning News November 24, 2014 6 a.m.

The fourth Thursday in November is a day set aside for giving thanks. But let's extend that to (at least) the entire month with November's tip: Be grateful for what your body can do.

Doctors prescribe walks at Fort Vancouver National Site

By Marissa Harshman November 24, 2014 6 a.m.

Some Clark County physicians will soon be writing new prescriptions for their patients.

In the gym, exercise decorum

By Danielle Douglas, The Washington Post November 24, 2014 6 a.m.

Spend enough time at the gym and you're bound to develop some pet peeves. It's a communal space, shared by people with idiosyncrasies that can drive others up a wall — humming while running, staring while lifting or loud-talking while doing anything.

Reversing the effects of sitting too long

By Abby Phillip, The Washington Post November 24, 2014 6 a.m.

Sitting for eight or more hours a day can be deadly.

How to find the right workout gear for you

By Megan Vasiliadis, Chicago Tribune November 24, 2014 6 a.m.

When you're shopping for an upcoming workout, experts say to consider a few things alongside comfort.

Dance workout puts moves on self-esteem

By Associated Press November 24, 2014 6 a.m.

NEW YORK — A new women-only dance workout is putting the moves on fitness and self-esteem.

Alzheimer's delayed by cerebral pursuits

By Nicole Ostrow, Bloomberg News November 24, 2014 6 a.m.

NEW YORK — People genetically prone to Alzheimer's who went to college, worked in complex fields and stayed engaged intellectually held off the disease almost a decade longer than others, a study found.

Study links dental drugs, heart risk

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, Associated Press November 24, 2014 6 a.m.

CHICAGO — Curbing the routine use of preventive antibiotics before dental work may have contributed to a rise in heart valve infections in England, a new study suggests. In the U.S., the highest-risk patients still get these drugs and no similar trend has been seen.

Experimental hepatitis C vaccine shows promise

By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times November 24, 2014 6 a.m.

LOS ANGELES — An experimental vaccine for hepatitis C has shown promise in preliminary human safety trials, according to researchers, and may pave the way to a more affordable means of fighting the virus.

'Text neck' 'epidemic' may wreck the spine

By Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post November 24, 2014 6 a.m.

The human head weighs about a dozen pounds. But as the neck bends forward and down, the weight on the cervical spine begins to increase. At a 15-degree angle, this weight is about 27 pounds, at 30 degrees it's 40 pounds, at 45 degrees it's 49 pounds, and at 60 degrees it's 60 pounds.

Washington poison experts want e-cigarette rules

By Melissa Santos, The News Tribune November 23, 2014 2:46 p.m.

TACOMA — State health officials say too many children in Washington are being poisoned by contact with the liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes.

U.S. looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, Associated Press November 23, 2014 2:45 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.

Take care cooking holiday turkey

By Marissa Harshman November 23, 2014 6 a.m.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Plates will soon be filled with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie — and a side of salmonella?

Obesity rivals smoking, war among self-inflicted health risks

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times November 21, 2014 10:23 a.m.

Among the self-inflicted health risks plaguing the world, obesity now rivals smoking and armed conflict as a leading cause of death, a global research group reported Thursday.

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