Health

  • Crucial Update: Kate Middleton Just Wiped the Floor With Everyone Else's Pregnancy Gown

    Photo: Getty Longtime Royals Reporter Divulges the Unspoken Rules for Covering Kate & Wills Buckingham Palace's Tinder Problem Has the Queen 'Deeply Concerned' No One Wants To Be Kate Middleton, Not Even For One Day Today marks Kate Middleton's...

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  • The most sensible GOP alternative to ObamaCare comes from a Senate candidate who is almost sure to lose

    Consider this sentence: "Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie takes the political risk of championing a middle-class-friendly, comprehensive health-care reform as an alternative to President Obama's Affordable Care Act." Think on it for a bit. It has all the plausibility of…

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  • Nurse Amber Vinson free of Ebola virus, family says

    Barely a week after being diagnosed with Ebola, Texas nurse Amber Vinson is free of the deadly virus, her family said Wednesday night.

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  • The maker of Camel cigarettes to ban smoking in offices, elevators

    Starting next year, employees at the second-largest tobacco company in the United States won't be able to smoke inside their offices, conference rooms, hallways, or elevators.

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  • Aging at Home? Let's Get Physical

    Pull up your leg warmers and tie a sweatband around your forehead. Let's get physical. Having talked about the things that motivate us to be fit in our later years, I'd like to connect specific exercises that build muscle strength and stamina to the things they support in everyday life, from…

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  • Schumacher will need years to recover says doctor

    A French doctor treating stricken former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher said Thursday that the German ace was making progress, but will need years to recover. Jean-Francois Payen also praised Schumacher's wife Corinna for the devotion she has shown to the racing driver since his…

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  • Pivotal Living hopes you'll pay $12 a year to use its fitness tracker

    Fitness trackers come a dime a dozen and worse, they all seem to do the same thing: monitor your step count, calorie burn and sleep quality. As it happens, the Life Tracker 1, the first device from a startup ...

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    Virginia Hospital Turned Away Suspected Ebola Patient

    Last week a woman on a tour of the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., vomited as she disembarked the tour bus. She told her fellow tourists that she’d recently returned from western Africa, sparking fears of Ebola. As a precaution, her fellow passengers were quarantined for hours. It turned out to be a…

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  • In Depth : The Very Pink, Very Controversial Business of Breast Cancer Awareness

    Photo: Getty Images You always know when October rolls around—and it's not just because of those much-maligned Pumpkin Spice Lattes. From neighborhood juice bars to massive football stadiums, everyone and everything is decked out in pink for Breast Cancer...

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  • Biogen's Tecfidera sales miss estimates; confirms first PML case

    By Bill Berkrot (Reuters) - Biogen Idec Inc said on Wednesday sales of its big-selling new multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera fell short of Wall Street's lofty expectations, and the company confirmed a serious brain infection in a patient who took the oral medication, sending its shares 7 percent…

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  • Cases of troubling NYC jail deaths deemed medical

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of documents obtained by The Associated Press raise serious questions about the quality and timeliness of care given to least 15 inmates who died over the past five years while being held at New York City's Rikers Island jail.

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  • Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive

    WASHINGTON (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American…

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  • Report: Planning helped Medicaid expansion rollout

    The initial success of Michigan's Medicaid expansion could be useful to other states considering their own plans under the Affordable Care Act, according to a report by a team of University of Michigan ...

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  • Doctors who helped paralysed man walk seek new patients

    Wroclaw (Poland) (AFP) - The Polish doctors who performed the revolutionary treatment that allowed a paralysed man to walk again said Wednesday they were looking for new candidates, as their patient described how the medical procedure has changed his life.

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  • Drugmakers to join forces to make millions of Ebola vaccine doses

    Leading drugmakers plan to work together to speed up the development of an Ebola vaccine and hope to produce millions of doses for use next year. Europe is also expected to announce 200 million euros ($250 million) of funding to develop new Ebola vaccines, drugs and diagnostic tests, sources said…

    Reuters
  • More Price Warnings On Hospital-Led Mergers

    As hospitals buy more doctor practices, medical groups and other health facilities, “higher total expenditures per patient,” are often the result, according to new research in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association. The study showed doctor practices owned by hospitals in California…

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  • Regulus surges on early hepatitis C drug data

    Shares of Regulus Therapeutics more than doubled Wednesday as early testing of a hepatitis C drug appeared promising. Wedbush Securities analyst Liana said that the drug could have a major impact on hepatitis ...

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