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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Health Research: 160 people die of rabies every day ♦ Smokers underestimate risks of a few cigarettes ♦ Sleep for helping people absorb new information

Smokers underestimate risks of a few cigarettes Many people still dangerously underestimate the health risks of smoking even a few cigarettes a day, despite decades of public health statements. People who smoke very much tend to underestimate their risks and denial is prevalent.
Experts warn Ebola epidemic could return with a vengeance unless lessons about medical trials are learned  Health experts have warned that a greater flexibility must be brought to medical trials to combat diseases like Ebola to avoid facing another nightmare outbreak. The rapid spread of the Ebola and the urgency of a response led to many challenges of advising  those managing people of the best way to treat the illness.
Nothing beats a good night's sleep for helping people absorb new information Researchers have found that successful long-term learning happens of classroom teaching, after the learners have slept.
9/11 leaves legacy of chronic ill health among emergency medical services workers The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 have left a legacy of chronic ill health among emergency medical services workers who came to rescue victims. Those who arrived first are most at risk of physical and mental ailments,.
160 people die of rabies every day, says major new study A global study on canine rabies has found that 160 people die every day. The report is the first study to consider the impact in terms of deaths and the economic costs of rabies across all countries. Even though the disease is preventable, 59,000 people die every year of rabies transmitted by dogs, and the disease costs global economies $8.6 billion US.

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