Health

  • Beyoncé's Diets Are the Most Effective I Have Ever Tried

    By Rebecca Harrington Photo by thehighendtheory.tumblr.com I have seen Beyoncé’s HBO documentary, Life Is But a Dream, a startling number of times. There are so many parts I like: When Beyoncé brings her computer into an elevator and films herself in the elevator. When Beyoncé talks to a mysterious…

    Yahoo Health
  • Hobby Lobby Allegedly Fired Employee Due To Pregnancy

    When a very pregnant Felicia Allen applied for medical leave from her job at Hobby Lobby three years ago, one might think that the company best known for denying its employees insurance coverage of certain contraceptives—on the false grounds that they cause abortions—would show equal concern for…

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  • New Site UnMasks Anyone's Past Online!

    A new website makes it easy for anyone to search through anyone's records online. It's as simple as typing in a name and picking a state.

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  • Ebola can spread like 'forest fire,' US warns

    The deadly Ebola virus can spread like a forest fire, US health authorities said Monday, urging travelers to West Africa to take extra precautions amid the largest outbreak in history. Since March, there have been 1,201 cases of Ebola and 672 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the Centers…

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  • Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.

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  • $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.

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  • Study: Infant rats can sense their mothers' fear using smell

    A new study at the University of Michigan Medical School found that infants may be able to detect their mothers' fear — through smell.

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  • Unborn baby saved after pregnant woman dies in Gaza

    Shayma al-Sheikh Qanan, 23, was killed when an Israeli tank shell hit her home in the Gaza Strip. Qanan was eight months pregnant, and doctors were able to conduct an emergency Caesarean section to save her child. Qanan lived in Deir al-Balah and died on the way to the hospital.

    The Week (RSS)
  • Tools for planning end of life care are varied, untested: study

    By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many tools exist to help introduce people to the subject of advanced care planning, but they vary widely in what they offer and how accessible they are, according to a new research review. “Decision aids” have proliferated in many areas of medicine but…

    Reuters
  • Dental Implants: What You Should Know

    Thinking of getting dental implants? There are critical things you should know before going under the knife for the perfect smile.

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    Health Warnings About Flesh-Eating Bacteria in Florida

    Florida department of health says there have been 11 deaths and 41 infections in last year.

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  • 23andMe makes another breakthrough on Parkinson’s research

    Google-backed biotech startup 23andMe has made a discovery about Parkinson’s disease — for the second time — that may help identify a person’s risk of developing the debilitating and tragic illness. 23andMe, ...

    San Jose Mercury News
  • California tuberculosis patient found, arrested

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California man who was charged after refusing treatment for his tuberculosis was found and arrested, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

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  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma ...

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  • 'Interreality' may enhance stress therapies

    By Krystnell Storr NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using virtual reality to add “real world” challenges to psychotherapy sessions may enhance the treatment’s effect for people learning to cope with workplace stress, according to a small study from Italy. Researchers say the hybrid therapy known as…

    Reuters
  • Don't Rubber-Stamp Your Company's Wellness Program

    Employers have multiple reasons to really encourage their workers' fitness and grant a financial incentive for follow-through.

    Entrepreneur
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    Two Americans With Ebola Fighting for Their Lives

    A doctor and a health worker who were trying to save lives as missionaries are now fighting for their own.

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  • The Fight for Women's Health Post-Hobby Lobby

    When I joined the National Health Law Program as its new executive director, I knew to expect challenges. After all, our mission -- securing health care rights for those in need -- is a challenging one, perhaps never more so than now. The Affordable Care Act offers great hope for the tens of…

    Huffington Post
  • Conference committee approves $17B VA health bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators on Tuesday approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

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  • Americans Favor Low-Fat Diet Over Low-Carb

    However, the percentage of Americans who try to avoid fat has dropped slightly in recent years, by about 8 percentage points since 2004, according to Gallup. This trend may reflect recent research that has called into question the view that fat is the main culprit in weight gain, and instead points…

    LiveScience.com
  • Merck quarterly profit beats estimates; shares gain

    Merck & Co Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly results on Tuesday, helped by strong sales of consumer products and medicines for arthritis and HIV, sending its shares up more than 1 percent in morning trading. Merck, the No. 2 U.S. drugmaker, has been busy with deal-making in recent months,…

    Reuters
  • Galectin Drug is a Fatty Liver Flop

    Across just about every biomarker for efficacy Galectin thought to measure, GR-MD-02 showed no difference from placebo in a phase I study.

    TheStreet.com
  • Warren Buffett Reveals How $40 Becomes Millions

    Discover the dead-simple Warren Buffett strategy that could lead to life changing investing profits.

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