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"If I can do it – so can you! Recovery is possible."Fibromyalgia  - The secret to recovery is the book I worte  3 years ago, after I found my way to recovery.I want to share with you with humbleness and modesty about my book that can be found on Amazon for purchase at low cost.If you find it necessary to buy the book for yourself, read it to make a difference in your life and in your health.This book was written from my own experience in fibromyalgia .Ever since I can remember, I dealt with physical phenomena that struked me,…
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8 Dead in New York City Legionnaires' Outbreak

Richard Green, VOA NewsThe death toll from the largest outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in New York City now stands at eight.New York City health officials say 97 people have been diagnosed with the bacterial disease since the outbreak was first detected last month. Ninety two people were hospitalized, and 48 have been treated and released. Authorities say the eight people who died were older adults who had previous medical problems. The current outbreak has been traced to five cooling towers in the Bronx, which have since been decontaminated. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said earlier this week that new…
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Tel Aviv Make-A-Thon to Design Affordable Aids for People with Disabilities

Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM):TLV, March 17-19, Tel Aviv Port and Tel Aviv HiltonTEL AVIV,  Dozens of innovators and makers will gather in Tel Aviv this month for TOM:TLV, a three-day technology marathon where participants will build models and prototypes of aids for people with disabilities. The organizers hope and intend to develop these products further and make them available for widespread use in the near future.TOM:TLV, starting March 17 at the Tel Aviv Port and culminating March 19 at the Tel Aviv Hilton, will bring together technologists, designers, therapists, and people with disabilities who will develop ideas and products that…
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DRC Declares Itself Ebola-Free, New Patient Headed for US

VOA NewsThe Democratic Republic of Congo said Saturday it was free of Ebola, three months after the deadly virus appeared in the country, resulting in the deaths of nearly 50 people.Health Minister Felix Kabange Numbi, who made the announcement, warned that the country could still be in danger if the strain ravaging Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone — different from the DRC's — made its way into Central Africa.There was no immediate confirmation of the announcement from international health agencies.The DRC’s success contrasts with the continuing suffering of the three West African nations that have been at the epicenter of…
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Study: Western Diet Bad for Human Health, Environment

Rosanne Skirble, VOAThe globalization of Western eating habits is bad for human health and for the environment, according to a new study in the journal Nature.In the study, David Tilman, a University of Minnesota ecology professor, analyzed data from 100 countries to chart what people ate and how diet affected health. He noted a trend beginning in the 1960s: As nations industrialized, population increased and incomes rose. More people began to adopt the so-called Western diet, one high in refined sugar, fat, oil and meat.People began to get fatter and sicker.“The excess in the 15 richest nations of the world…
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Ebola Brings Sickness, Fear, Anger

Joe DeCapua, VOAA Cornell University professor says when responding to the West Africa Ebola epidemic, officials must consider both the physical and social dimensions of healing. Stacey Langwick said the outbreak has dramatically changed the way people care for the sick.Langwick is studying the Ebola crisis through the eyes of a medical anthropologist – someone, she said, is most interested in “behavior at the intersection of culture, humanity and biology.”“We’re very interested in how people think about their bodies. How they’re thinking about diseases. How they’re thinking about threats and what sorts of action or responses come from those conceptions…
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Dark Chocolate Reaps Heart-Healthy Benefits

VOA, Jessica BermanResearchers have known for some time that chocolate - especially dark chocolate - is good for the heart. Now, they know why.Besides tasting good, researchers found dark chocolate is protective against heart disease in two ways; it restores flexibility to stiffening arteries and prevents white blood cells from sticking to the insides of blood vessel walls. Both conditions can lead to the formation of plaque, which blocks arteries, causing heart disease.The findings were made by Dutch researchers in a study of 44 middle-aged, overweight men who ate 70 grams of both dark and milk chocolate per day over…
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Hong Kong Kills 20,000 Chickens Amid Bird Flu Scare

VOA NewsHealth officials in Hong Kong killed about 20,000 chickens Tuesday after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was found in poultry imported from the mainland.Dressed in white protective coats and masks, the workers loaded up birds by the handful into black plastic bags, which were then filled with poison gas.Hong Kong's secretary for food and health, Ko Wing-man, said late Monday the infected poultry was imported from the southern province of Guangdong."The Agriculture, Fisheries, and Conservation Department has confirmed that a sample taken from a chicken imported from the mainland [China] was tested positive for the H7N9 avian influenza…
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Children Run Slower than Parents' Generation

VOA , Children cannot run as fast as their parents’ generation did, according to new research.The American Heart Association said the decline in fitness may indicate worse health in adulthood.“If a young person is generally unfit now, then they are more likely to develop conditions like heart disease later in life,” said Grant Tomkinson, Ph.D., lead author of the study and senior lecturer in the University of South Australia’s School of Health Sciences, which was presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013 in Dallas, Texas.The researcher said that while there are different kinds of fitness such as strength…
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