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Nebraska’s specialized medical care has handled Ebola. Now it’s taking on the novel coronavirus

Nebraska’s specialized medical care has handled Ebola. Now it’s taking on the novel coronavirus

Nebraska’s state slogan “Honestly, it’s not for everyone,” should have an asterisk, because everyone with even the trickiest disease seems welcome at Nebraska’s largest medical facility. Ebola, SARS, monkeypox, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, the Nebraska Medicine/University of Nebraska Medical Center says it is ready to care for patients with any of those difficult diseases. On Monday it…MORE

These are the states with the highest risk for melanoma linked to UV rays

These are the states with the highest risk for melanoma linked to UV rays

States with the highest rates of melanoma cases linked to ultraviolet radiation are spread across the United States on the East and West coasts, in Hawaii and in landlocked states, according to a study published Monday in the International Journal of Cancer. Melanoma is one of the most rapidly increasing cancers in the United States,…MORE

Vaccines can prevent fatal complications from measles, study affirms

Vaccines can prevent fatal complications from measles, study affirms

Measles may lead to serious, fatal complications not often associated with the disease, a new study finds. Almost a third of all reported cases of measles have complications such as pneumonia, hepatitis and viral meningitis, according to the study, published Monday in the medical journal BMJ Case Reports. The authors describe three cases of adult…MORE

Mediterranean diet scores another win for longevity by improving microbiome

Mediterranean diet scores another win for longevity by improving microbiome

Yet more bragging rights are in for the Mediterranean diet, long considered to be one of the healthiest in the world. A new study published Monday in the BMJ journal Gut found that eating the Mediterranean diet for just one year altered the microbiome of elderly people in ways that improved brain function and would…MORE

The health benefits of a random act of kindness

The health benefits of a random act of kindness

This year, “Random Acts of Kindness” Day falls on Monday, but the foundation behind it wants you to consider being kind every day. In fact, they want you to be a “RAKtivist,” or a “Random Acts of Kindness activist.” Here’s why: Spreading kindness not only helps others feel better about themselves — it can also…MORE

Struggling to quit sugar? You might not be sleeping enough

Struggling to quit sugar? You might not be sleeping enough

If you find yourself eating too much added sugar and unhealthy fats, it might be because you’re not getting enough sleep, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers from Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center examined the associations between measures of sleep quality and the dietary patterns of…MORE

13 Americans moved to Omaha facility from evacuation flights, US officials say

13 Americans moved to Omaha facility from evacuation flights, US officials say

More than a dozen Americans evacuated on US-chartered flights from a cruise ship docked in Japan were being tested for the novel coronavirus at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, health officials said Monday. The 13 patients, who were among 300 Americans quarantined aboard the Diamond Princess for nearly two weeks, had either tested positive…MORE

How to protect yourself from coronavirus

How to protect yourself from coronavirus

The novel coronavirus is now a “public health emergency of international concern,” killing more than 1,600 people and infecting more than 69,000 worldwide. Even worse: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects this virus to keep spreading beyond this year. Here’s what makes this strain so unusual and what you can do to…MORE

Singles Awareness Day: The benefits of being single

Singles Awareness Day: The benefits of being single

An increasing number of people around the world are opting to go solo. The number of American men and women who have never been married, are divorced or living alone has been on an upward trend for several years, according to the US Census Bureau. Despite the fact marriages or relationships are less common these…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Wednesday’s Dirt

Harry Styles is having a very hard time right now.  On Valentine’s Day, he was held up at knifepoint in London.  The thief demanded cash, which Harry handed over, and the guy ran off.  Harry is said to have been unharmed.  But the very next day, his ex-girlfriend was found dead of an apparent suicide.…

Tuesday’s Dirt

All ‘Price is Right’ tapings have been canceled this week after Drew Carey’s ex-finacee was apparently murdered over the weekend.  Her ex-boyfriend is currently being held on $2 million bond. Kensington Palace is said to be haunted by Peter the Wild Boy.  The feral boy, who was brought to the palace as a pet for…