- OmniCarb Study: Cutting Carbs No Silver Bullet. Overweight and obese people who followed a low glycemic index diet in the context of an overall DASH-type diet had no greater improvements in insulin sensitivity, lipid levels or systolic blood pressure compared to study subjects who ate high glycemic index foods.
- Men Still Drive STD Increases. The CDC’s annual snapshot of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has both good news and bad news for 2013.
- WHO: True Ebola Toll Hidden. The toll in the West African Ebola epidemic is now more than 18,000 reported cases and 6,800 known deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
- NIH Cancels Children’s Study After 10 Years of Work. The National Children’s Study (NCS) has been cancelled despite almost 10 years of work and $1.3 billion of funding after a National Institutes of Health (NIH) working group concluded that the project had gotten too expensive to continue.
Top stories in health and medicine, December 18, 2014
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