As Ebola Cases Rise in Congo, the W.H.O. Declines to Issue Emergency Declaration

Despite a worsening Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization on Friday again decided not to declare the outbreak a global health emergency. While expressing “deep concern” about the number of increasing cases in parts of Congo, and the potential risk of the disease spreading to neighboring countries, the W.H.O.…

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Children Are Swallowing Foreign Objects More Frequently, Study Finds

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of young children ingesting coins, toys and other foreign objects, including potentially fatal button batteries, a new study has found. According to the report, which was published today in the journal Pediatrics, the rate of foreign-body ingestions among children under the age of 6 in the…

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Medical News Today: What to know about low-carb, high-fat diets

A low-carb, high-fat diet involves a person reducing the number of carbohydrates they consume and replacing them with healthful fats. In recent years, this type of diet has become popular among people trying to lose weight. A low-carb, high-fat diet (LCHF) involves using ketones from fat for energy instead of glucose, which comes directly from…

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My Space: A Tour of Ed Begley Jr.’s Kitchen in Los Angeles

Ed Begley Jr. Age: 69 Occupation: actor Location: Studio City, Calif. Favorite Room Mr. Begley and his wife, Rachelle Carson, hired William Hefner, a Los Angeles architect, to design a French-Mediterranean home with the highest green certification, LEED Platinum. Mr. Begley’s favorite room is the kitchen. “I make a very good guacamole,” he said. Is…

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An Instant Community in the Catskills

When Kirstin and Jason Frazell head to their weekend house in the western Catskills, they don’t leave their city friends behind anymore. They don’t have to. Since they bought their Sullivan County home in 2014, the Frazells have convinced five other families or couples in their social circle — including their next-door neighbors — to…

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The New Old Age: A New Rx for Diabetes: Lighten Up

Image CreditLeandro Castelao Visit after visit, Dr. Pei Chen hoped to persuade a patient with Type 2 diabetes to allow her blood sugar levels to rise. Yes, rise. The woman, who was 84 when she first came to the geriatric clinic at the University of California, San Francisco, had been coping with the disease for…

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City Kitchen: A Leg of Lamb for Any Special Occasion

No doubt, by now you have the menu planned for Easter and have bought what you need. If not, here’s a popular Gallic choice: gigot d’agneau, leg of lamb. It’s a firmly established French tradition, and there is rarely much deviation. But, to mangle the title of a nearly 100-year-old song, 50 million French carnivores…

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A Good Appetite: Matzo’s Next Life: Lasagna Noodle

I never got to know matzo lasagna when I was a kid, but I would have been supremely happy for an introduction. After the Passover Seder, the only thing we did with the leftover matzo (which is eaten during the holiday to commemorate the unleavened bread baked by the Jews as they fled slavery in…

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