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Journalists World’s Top Coffee Drinkers, Survey Says

Posted On September 15, 2014

(Undated) -- A new survey reports that journalists and other media professionals drink more coffee than any other group of workers in the world. Police officers are second and teachers are third. The survey by a British blog finds that the average reporter, cop and teacher all drink four or more cups of coffee every…

Report: Obama To Announce Ebola Offensive

Posted On September 14, 2014

(Undated) -- President Obama is set to announce he's stepping up the U.S. offensive against Ebola. The "Wall Street Journal" reports Obama will detail the plan Tuesday during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Sources familiar with the plan say it will call for greater involvement by the U.S…

Obama To Visit CDC For Ebola Briefing Tuesday

Posted On September 14, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama will visit the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta Tuesday to get a briefing on the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa. "The Wall Street Journal" reports Obama will announce during his visit that the U.S is stepping up its offensive against the oubreak. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said…

Enterovirus Strikes East Coast

Posted On September 14, 2014

(New York, NY) -- An outbreak of a severe respiratory virus is working its way east. New York is the latest state to report confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68 with more than a dozen infected there. The illness has struck several states and required hospitalization in some of the most severe cases. Children and those…

Magic Mushrooms May Help Smokers Quit

Posted On September 14, 2014

(Undated) -- Psychedelic mushrooms might be able to help smokers quit. The groovy discovery was made by researchers at Johns Hopkins and involved 15 volunteers who were given a pill with the hallucinogenic properties from the species more commonly known as "magic mushrooms." Smokers who took those pills had a much higher success rate than…