Health

  • Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

    By Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) - The head doctor fighting an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, one of a growing list of medical workers infected while battling to halt its spread across West Africa. Ebola has killed 632 people across Guinea,…

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  • Hispanic Americans need tailored heart care: report

    By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hispanic Americans make up the fastest growing minority group in the U.S. and healthcare professionals need to better understand their unique heart health risks in order to tailor their care, according to a new report from the American Heart…

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  • Millions "Rattled" by New Site Releasing Records!

    Your past is now easily searchable online! A new site has made browsing the public records of anyone as easy as entering a name and choosing a state!

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  • CDC lab director resigns after Anthrax incident

    Michael Farrell, the director of the CDC's Bioterror Rapid Response and Advanced Technology Laboratory (BRRAT) in Atlanta, has resigned from his post, the CDC confirmed Wednesday.

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    Study Compares Potentially More Cost-Effective Diet Programs, Pills

    Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses findings on how to get in shape without spending a lot of money.

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  • U.S. FDA approves Gilead blood cancer drug Zydelig

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it has approved Gilead Sciences Inc's Zydelig, a drug to treat three types of blood cancer. The FDA approved the use of Zydelig in combination with Roche AG's Rituxan for patients with relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).…

    Reuters
  • [video] In Gaza, a Hospital Hit by an Artillery Strike

    WSJ’s Nick Casey provides this first-hand look at a damaged hospital that was struck in Gaza Monday. Israel said fighters from Hamas, the militant group it’s been targeting, were storing anti-tank missiles ...

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  • Peer-led stress reduction may help mothers of kids with autism

    By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Programs teaching “mindfulness” and “positive psychology” both helped mothers of children with autism and other mental-development disabilities to reduce their stress, anxiety and depression, according to a new study. Most services for such families…

    Reuters
  • Teens' reported use of synthetic growth hormone more than doubles

    Teens' reported use of synthetic human growth hormone without a prescription — generally with the intent of mimicking the effects of steroids — has more than doubled over the last two years, rising from 5 percent of high school students in 2012 to 11 percent in 2013, according to a new study from…

    The Verge
  • 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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  • Healthier Habits Haven't Stopped the Doritos and Cheetos Snack Boom

    PepsiCo's chip business continues to benefit from increased snacking in America

    BusinessWeek
  • What If ... You Get Injured While Traveling

    From travel insurance to medical evacs, here’s what to do when you’re injured and far from home.

    Yahoo Health
  • Why Puma Biotechnology Inc Stock More Than Tripled Today

    Shares of the clinical-stage biotech launch into the stratosphere after a phase 3 trial success

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  • A Patient's Guide to Second Opinions

    Trisha Torrey, a patient advocate who lives in Syracuse, New York, learned this first-hand when the golf-ball-sized growth in her abdomen was misdiagnosed as a rare and fatal tumor just before the Fourth of July weekend in 2004. The surgeon who removed the growth in Torrey's abdomen told her,…

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  • Recreational marijuana qualifies for Oregon ballot

    Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use after state elections officials on Tuesday said the measure qualified for the November ballot. The measure would allow adults ...

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  • Coming Soon: A Fitness Tracker That Zaps You When You Slack Off

    If you’ve ever struggled with workout motivation (and seriously, who hasn’t?) a new fitness band is here to help. Scheduled to be released next year, the band will jolt you with an electric shock whenever you step out of line. Yes, you read that right — jolt you. With electricity. If you fail to…

    Yahoo Tech
  • Brand New Sleep-Aid Takes Walmart by Storm

    Discover a safe, natural sleep-aid that is helping people of all ages get the best sleep of their life.

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  • Morning People Are More Likely to Lie to Their Bosses in the Afternoon

    It's that morning people are more ethical in the morning, but evening people are more ethical in the evening,” says Sunita Sah, a co-author of the study and an assistant professor of business ethics at Georgetown University. For example, when Daylight Savings Time goes into effect and people lose…

    The Atlantic
  • Bill Clinton says AIDS-free generation 'within reach'

    By Katie Nguyen MELBOURNE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An AIDS-free generation is within reach if early treatment is provided to people infected with HIV and help scaled up for women and children, former U.S. president Bill Clinton said on Wednesday. Addressing an international conference on AIDS…

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  • Costco, Trader Joe's supplier recalls fresh fruit on listeria concerns

    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- California-based Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold across the U.S. on concerns about potential listeria contamination, ...

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    Wawona Packing Recalls Fruit On Possible Listeria Contamination

    Costco (COST) and Trader Joe's are pulling some fruit off the shelves due to concerns about a possible Listeria contamination. Central California-based Wawona Packing Company has recalled all of its peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots nation-wide. The recalled fruit was packaged and shipped…

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  • How Unhealthy Is Hookah?

    Spend an hour smoking hookah, and you might as well have smoked a pack of cigarettes. "If you examine the stuff they're inhaling, it's potent -- it's a lot of bad stuff," says Norman H. Edelman, senior medical adviser for the American Lung Association. Perhaps that's why, as cigarette use declines…

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  • Is Alkermes plc Stock Undervalued?

    Strong science and underserved markets can fuel further gains from this delivery-focused biopharma

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  • Millions 'Stunned' By New Website

    New site posts over 37 billion public records online. Anyone can access this information and see what some may be hiding. You may not like findings!

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