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President Obama hugs Ebola survivor to quell fears

Ever since Ebola made landfall in the U.S., the Obama administration and health professionals have been trying to curb fears about Ebola — most of them stemming from misinformation.  Maybe that’s why this moment Friday was so big: Dallas nurse and former Ebola patient Nina Pham was declared Ebola-free and was later embraced by ...

Have you heard of Technology Attention Disorder?

Compared to teens growing up in the 1980s, high school students today are significantly more likely to report problems with sleeping, thinking and remembering, according to a recent study just published in the journal Social Indicators Research.Scientists speculated that these symptoms may be indicators of depression. Are our kids really ...

D.L. Stewart: A dogged campaign for a new one

It’s been nearly two years since our yappy little Yorkie died, and, as is the case with most former dog owners, we’re continually being asked, “Are you going to get a new one?’’The issue of whether or not we’re going to inflict a new dog upon ourselves is a frequent ...

5 reasons not to take from 401(k)

According to a new study from Fidelity Investments, nearly one in four people have a loan against their 401(k) right now.There are a lot of reasons why people may choose to borrow against their 401(k). But are you ripping yourself off when you borrow from a 401(K)? When is it ...

Universities, colleges make Ebola preparations

Most local colleges and universities say they don’t have students studying or traveling in Ebola-stricken countries, but officials at the schools said they are preparing protocols to address potential exposure to the deadly virus on the off chance they are needed.The preparations come as several colleges and universities throughout the ...

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Woman gains 50 pounds on purpose to prove point

British television personality Katie Hopkins is stirring up controversy after gaining 50 pounds on purpose to prove that “fatties are lazy.” According to Today, Hopkins was tired of hearing from others that she was “lucky to be skinny” and wanted to prove that there are no excuses for being fat. ...

Nike and Apple team up to create wearable ... something

With the exclusion of each other, there are perhaps no two brands on the market right now as recognizable, popular and successful as Nike and Apple. So imagine if these two giants teamed up. For those looking for wearable tech that’s significantly less nerdy than Google Glass and the Apple Watch, ...

Maker of Camel, Pall Mall cigarettes bans smoking in its building

In a rather ironic turn of events, the nation's second-largest cigarette producer will no longer allow smoking in its office.  Starting next year, employees of Reynolds American Inc. will no longer be able to smoke cigarettes at desks, in elevators, in conference rooms or in the majority of the building. ...

Facebook introduces Rooms app

Facebook's research division — the folks who brought you Paper and Slingshot — unveiled their latest app, Rooms, on Thursday. It's a group-based social networking app focused on small communities and anonymous identities. Rooms bills itself as a mobile-focused version of early chat rooms and forums. Users group up into micro-communities — the rooms — and share photos, ...

Church offers up frosty beer for the faithful

One Oklahoma church is offering up frosty beers this Sunday to those who would like to worship the old fashioned way through hymns. East Side Christian Church in Tulsa posted on its marquee out front that it is offering Beer and Hymns Sunday night as part of a weekend-long discussion ...

Time for fall clean up in the perennial garden

Fall garden clean up in the perennial garden begins as soon as plants lose their luster! This would be now or very soon for most plants except those that have great winter interest.I started the cleanup process a couple of weeks ago, beginning with my coneflower. I cut all of ...

Gary Lavey, of Covington, Ohio, is the winner of a new, champagne-colored Chevrolet Cruze. He was one of 10 finalists in the drawing for the Community Blood Center’s “Summer Cruze-In” blood drive. The drawing was held Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the CBC’s downtown Dayton office. CONTRIBUTED

CBC blood donor wins Chevy Cruze

A Covington, Ohio, blood donor is the winner of the Summer Cruze-In blood drive prize: a new Chevrolet Cruze.Gary Lavey was one of 10 finalists in the final drawing held today at the Community Blood Center’s downtown office.Although he has a drawer full of blood drive T-shirts, when it came ...

 Ron Romano, President of Safety Net, demonstrates the EPA-approved Sanosil HaloFogger, hydrogen peroxide fogging system, which is used to kill bacteria, including Ebola.

Liberty Twp. man’s company part of Ebola fight

A bacteria-killing agent sold by a Liberty Twp. company is being used to combat the spread of Ebola in some of Africa’s hardest-hit areas.Ten units of the Halo Disinfection System were sent to the Nigeria to be used by the government to fight the virus, according to Ron Romano, president ...

This is a photo of a damaged eys from a counterfeit contact lens. (Department of Homeland Security)

Look out this Halloween: Scammers selling fake decorative contact lenses

With Halloween costumes getting more and more elaborate, some people may go the extra mile and look for decorative contacts to change their eye color. But the Department of Homeland Security warns that fake contacts could be extremely dangerous. >> Read more trending stories   “Make no mistake, contact lenses ...

Tired of Pumpkin Spice Latte? Starbucks may have a new seasonal option

Say it ain't so.  The Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks may have some new competition.  The popular coffee chain  will soon be introducing a new fall option:  the Chestnut Praline Latte. Time reports that the CPL, as opposed to the PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte for those non-Starbucks consumers) was tested ...

D.L. Stewart web exclusive: Sorry kids, Halloween’s for adults now

It’s hard to say exactly when Halloween was high-jacked from kids and turned into an excuse for a boozy blast for adults. I’m not sure when bed sheet-wearing ghosts and pointy-hatted witches were eclipsed by pregnant nuns and rain-coated flashers.Whenever it was, Halloween has gone from G-rated to a solid ...

CDC steps up monitoring of travelers

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today that the CDC will begin active monitoring of every person entering the U.S. from Sierra Leone, Liberia or Guinea in an effort to prevent the epidemic from spreading to the United States. CDC Director Thomas Frieden said the ...

Dog of Dallas nurse raises questions about Ebola and pets

[UPDATE] The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Bentley, Nina Pham's dog, has tested negative for Ebola. The dog will continue to be monitored for the full 21-day period, the same as the human guidelines for those exposed to Ebola.  Read the original story below. Texas nurse Nina Pham is the first person ...

Jeffrey Fowle home in West Carrollton

UPDATE @2:10 p.m.: Jeffrey Fowle appeared with his attorney, Tim Tepe, Moraine Mayor Elaine Allison and his wife for a news conference this afternoon. Allison said Fowle can reapply for his job with the City of Moraine. He lost his job last month after his benefits ran out. The position ...

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Woman who didn't know she was pregnant gives birth at doctor's office

A South Wales woman who went to her doctor complaining of stomach pains turned out to be pregnant and gave birth at the doctor’s office. Clare Evans, 24, of Risca, in Wales, was told she may have a kidney infection when she called the medical helpline and said she had ...

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