Here’s a sampling of health news articles in Texas and beyond:
- Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Well, maybe not, according to new research that suggests the morning meal might not make much of a health impact one way or the other. The New York Times reports on the new studies and asks, “Is Breakfast Overrated?”
- A Fort Worth doctor being treated for the Ebola virus was released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Thursday. Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, and Nancy Writebol, 59, a fellow medical missionary who was also released, received an experimental treatment called Zmapp. But experts told the New York Daily News that they can’t say yet whether the drug cured them of Ebola. Meanwhile, the virus rages on in Africa, with violent clashes breaking out this week between authorities and residents of an Ebola-stricken neighborhood in the Liberian city of Monrovia, The Washington Post reported.
- Here’s some troubling news from Reuters about the use of sunscreen among U.S. teenagers. On a related note, The Times tackles the question of whether spray-on sunscreens are safe.
- I can’t complain about my daily commute to work, as I live in Deep Ellum and work here at Bryan Tower in downtown Dallas. But I hear commutes can be quite a pain for some people. For those people, new studies suggest “the mode of transportation you take is also really important — both in terms of how happy (or unhappy) you are with your commute, and your overall chance of obesity,” Vox reports.
- The Associated Press reports on the “emotional heartburn caused by a Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital study in the United States that linked instant noodles consumption by South Koreans to some risks for heart disease.”