Health

  • Ebola-infected doctor's extraordinary sacrifice

    Even from his own sickbed, Dr. Kent Brantly continues to put the well-being of others before his own.

    Yahoo News
  • Ebola patient coming to U.S. as aid workers' health worsens

    By Julie Steenhuysen and Colleen Jenkins CHICAGO/WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital…

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  • Otzi 'The Iceman' Had Heart Disease Genes

    Ötzi the Iceman, a well-preserved mummy discovered in the Alps, may have had a genetic predisposition to heart disease, new research suggests. The new finding may explain why the man — who lived 5,300 years ago, stayed active and certainly didn't smoke or wolf down processed food in front of the TV…

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  • U.S. doctor battling Ebola takes slight turn for worse

    WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - The health of a U.S. doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia while helping fight an unprecedented outbreak of the deadly disease has worsened slightly, a relief organization said on Thursday. Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, an American missionary also infected…

    Reuters
  • Colorado's rollout of legal marijuana is succeeding, think-tank says

    The rollout of Colorado's legal marijuana initiative is succeeding even as it's too early to judge whether the policy as a whole is a success, according to a think-tank report released Thursday.

    MarketWatch
  • Britain to map 100,000 DNA code sequences

    British scientists are to map 100,000 complete DNA code sequences in a project that will make the country a world leader in genetic research on cancer and rare diseases, the prime minister said on Friday. David Cameron announced £300 million ($507 million, 378 million euros) in deals to fund the…

    AFP
  • California's proposed 2015 Obamacare premiums to rise 4 pct in 2015

    Healthcare premiums will rise an average of 4.2 percent in 2015 on California's health insurance exchange, the largest of the state marketplaces established by President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, state officials said on Thursday. Ten companies will sell plans for 2015 through Covered…

    Reuters
  • USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year.

    Associated Press
  • 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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  • Sierra Leone cyclist tested for Ebola at Commonwealth Games

    Sierra Leone cyclist Moses Sesay was quarantined and tested for Ebola at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, before being given the all-clear, the athlete has told a British newspaper. All the doctors were in special suits to treat me - they dressed like I had Ebola. "I was admitted for four days…

    AFP
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    Ebola outbreak in West Africa (27 photos)

    Sierra Leone leader Ernest Bai Koroma declared a state of emergency on Thursday and as the country struggled to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic. The impoverished country, along with neighbouring Guinea and Liberia, is struggling to contain an epidemic that has infected 1,200 people and left 672…

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  • Lessons From the Grassroots: Yoga, Antiracism and a Different Kind of Yoga Service

    This is an interview with Jardana Peacock, based in Nashville, Tennessee, where she uses yoga as a healing tool for people working through emotional trauma and physical injury. She is a radical wellness coach and leads community wellness workshops and yoga classes, primarily in the southeast. She…

    Huffington Post
  • Johnson & Johnson Praised for Taking Uterine Surgery Tools Off Market

    The company’s Ethicon unit, responding to safety concerns, asked that hospitals return three models of power morcellators, which are used to remove fibroids.

    The New York Times
  • Smoking linked to risk, progression of macular degeneration

    By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who smoke, or have smoked a large number of cigarettes over time, are more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration or to have it worsen sooner, according to a long-term study. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye…

    Reuters
  • Coal dust limit to try to combat black lung

    The Obama administration's push to reduce black lung disease by limiting coal dust in mines will begin to take effect on Friday. The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration coal ...

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  • Tycoon Worth $62.9 Billion Shares Money Secret

    This billionaire investing wizard has a dead-simple system for making money you can start using today.

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  • US scientists take step toward blood test for suicide

    US scientists have identified a gene mutation that appears to be common in people who attempt or commit suicide, a finding that could lead to a blood test to predict risk. The discovery is based on a small study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and was published on…

    AFP
  • How menus trick you into spending more

    Restaurant menus are carefully designed to encourage diners to spend more.

    MarketWatch
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    2 EBOLA PATIENTS TO ATLANTA

    Emory University Hospital in Atlanta is preparing to receive at least one patient infected with Ebola from West Africa. The patient is a U.S. humanitarian aid worker who got sick while was caring for infected patients.

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  • Is It the Flu or Meningococcal Meningitis? Don't Wait to Find Out

    "Your child has meningococcal meningitis."As a mom, these are words I cannot imagine hearing. This is a disease that can be mistaken for the flu but can potentially be much more dangerous. If you have watched the news in the past few months, you probably heard about outbreaks of meningococcal…

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  • A Startup Just Raised $1 Million In A Week To Create This Gadget That Tells You How To Sleep Better

    The Sense sleep tracker has raised $1 million to monitor your sleeping patterns.

    Business Insider
  • Birthday Binging Linked to More Hospital Admissions

    For many young people, birthday celebrations are synonymous with heavy drinking, but such binging at raucous parties can make birthdays a particularly bad day for your health, according to a new study from Canada. The results show that excessive drinking — often referred to as binge drinking —…

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