Health

Ebola outbreak declared public health emergency

(ABC NEWS) — The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo an international emergency. An emergency committee of experts convened by the WHO, the global health arm of the United Nations, recommended the declaration after meeting in Geneva on Wednesday to reassess whether the current epidemic constitutes a “public health emergency of international concern,” a…

Cutting only 300 calories a day can cut your risk of diabetes and heart disease, study finds

By Dr. Laith Alexander

It’s no secret — watching what you eat can help keep your heart healthy. But new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology has reached a surprising conclusion: even those of us with a healthy weight might benefit from cutting out a relatively small number calories from our daily diet. “We wanted to investigate the effect of calorie restriction…

Pig Ear pet treat recalled for possible link to salmonella

COLUMBIA, SC  (WOLO) — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating Pig Ear Treats officials say are connected to salmonella. Pet Supplies Plus is advising consumers of the recall, that was delivered to several locations by multiple vendor. (PSP) says they’re pulling the product because of potential salmonella…