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You're probably showering way too often

Spring is here. That means longer, warmer days — and, for many people, more frequent showering to wash away the sweat and smells that come with higher temperatures.<p>Here's the thing, though: Your regular showers may be grosser than your sweat.<p>There isn't much research that can tell you exactly how …

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The Link Between Crown Breakage and Porosity in Natural Hair

<b>By Chinwe of</b> <b>Hair and Health</b><p><i>(This article was inspired by a conversation I had with a lovely natural, my sis, Jacqueline.)</i><p>For some ladies, hair in the …

Police killings prompt activists to seek 'new civil rights movement'

The chants are angry, but simple: "I can't breathe!" "Hands up, don't shoot!" "Black lives matter!" They have echoed from the American heartland to the coasts in the wake of two recent grand jury decisions that cleared white policemen in the deaths of unarmed black men.<p>Now, activists are counting …

Historic echoes in DC's civil rights response

The national fury over police brutality is thrusting the federal government into a role that dates back decades: ensuring the rights of African-Americans are protected in a nation with a long history of racial inequality.<p>After local grand juries in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York, …

22 Hot Chocolates You Must Make This Winter

Because baby, it's cold outside.

New York doctor rushed to hospital in suspected case of Ebola

A doctor who returned to the United States from West Africa with a fever is tested for Ebola at a New York City hospital<p>A doctor who was treating Ebola patients in Africa has been rushed to a hospital in New York City after reportedly developing symptoms consistent with the disease.<p>Craig Spencer, …

Ebola fears throw Ohio bridal shop owners' lives into chaos

For Anna Younker, owning a bridal shop means serving customers who are planning one of the happiest days of their lives. It's a job she loves.<p>"She's the salt of the earth," said her husband, Donald.<p>But since October 16, the couple's lives have been turned upside down. Ever since news broke that …

Ebola discoverer: 'Without a vaccine I’m not sure we can stop Ebola’

Prof Peter Piot, the Belgian scientist who co-discovered the virus, never anticipated that it would cause such a humanitarian crisis<p>THE EBOLA VIRUS – its very name seems to have come straight from the heart of darkness – is striking fear across the globe. It has killed (officially) 4,546 people out …

Report: Michael Brown's blood found on Officer Darren Wilson's gun, car door

Forensic tests have found the blood of Michael Brown on the gun, uniform and police cruiser belonging to Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot the unarmed teen two months ago in Ferguson, Missouri, The New York Times reported.<p>The revelation, provided by unnamed government officials familiar with …

Obama: 'Much more aggressive' Ebola response

President Barack Obama said Wednesday his administration will respond to new Ebola cases "in a much more aggressive way," taking charge of the issue after a second Texas health care worker was diagnosed with the disease.<p>Obama scrapped plans to attend Democratic fund-raisers in New Jersey and …

CDC Director on Ebola: 'Even a Single Infection is Unacceptable'

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that he was "confident" the spread of Ebola could be stopped, a day after a test confirmed a Dallas nurse had been infected while caring for a Liberian national in her hospital.<p>"We have to rethink the way we address Ebola …

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Ebola screenings at JFK airport

Health screenings to help prevent the spread of Ebola began Saturday for some travelers to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport but an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that nothing can "get the risk to zero."<p>Four other airports will add the screenings …

Ebola crisis: actors used to assess UK readiness for virus in nationwide test

Actors simulate symptoms of deadly virus as part of eight-hour exercise including hospitals, labs and emergency services<p>Britain has carried out a national exercise to test the preparedness of the emergency services and the government for an Ebola outbreak.<p>Actors were deployed to simulate symptoms …

Spanish nurse aide with Ebola shows signs of improvement, speaks with medical team | Fox News

The Spanish nursing assistant infected with the Ebola virus is conscious Saturday and able to speak with the medical team caring for her at Carlos III Hospital, medical sources said.<p>The team currently attending Teresa Romero is composed of 10 people including three doctors.<p>Romero, 44, has been …

Ebola medics 'better trained in Sierra Leone than Spain'

A top Spanish doctor says nurses in West Africa are more rigorously trained to avoid the infection and detect Ebola symptoms than in his native Madrid<p>A leading Spanish doctor who is fighting the <b>Ebola</b> outbreak in West Africa has said training for medics in Sierra Leone was more rigorous than that …

7 things you didn’t know your Web browser could do

The most-used program on your computer is your Web browser, but there's a good chance you don't know much about it besides how to visit your favorite sites. There are a lot of myths about browsers, some of which I've dispelled in the past, but today I want to help you get the most out of your …

Ebola death toll hits 4,033: WHO

The WHO said that as of October 8, 4,033 people have died from Ebola out of a total of 8,399 registered cases in seven countries.

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America Could End Homelessness in One Year by Doing This

If America really cared about solving the problem of homelessness among it’s citizenry, here’s an idea that would work. Oh- and that opening line …

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