Little change seen in fast food portion size, product formulation between 1996 and 2013

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Two new reports show that fast food portion sizes and product formulation, including sodium content and fat, stayed relatively the same between 1996 and 2013. The exception was a consistent decline in trans fat of fries between 2000 and 2009. Nevertheless, calorie and sodium contents remain high suggesting emphasis needs to be shifted from portion size to additional factors such as total calories, number of items ordered, and menu choices.

U.K. Will Review Airport Ebola Checks

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Procedures for screening health workers returning to the United Kingdom from countries affected by Ebola will be reviewed after an infected health care worker was cleared to fly from London to Glasgow, Scotland, despite apparently telling airport staff she felt unwell.

Significant link between daily physical activity, vascular health

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As millions of Americans resolve to live healthier lives in 2015, research shows just how important diligent daily physical activity is. The researchers found that reducing daily physical activity for even a few days leads to decreases in the function of the inner lining of blood vessels in the legs of young, healthy subjects causing vascular dysfunction that can have prolonged effects.