Health

  • Retired Kevin Kolb has concussion symptoms 'every second of every day'

    Kevin Kolb still thinks about football. He has no choice. The lingering symptoms from concussions are with him every waking moment, he said.

    Shutdown Corner
  • After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

    NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began.

    Associated Press
  • Woman who gouged her eyes in California sues over viral photo

    By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A nurse at a Los Angeles hospital took a photo of a woman who gouged out her own eyes with pencils, and the patient sued the hospital and its administrators after the picture went viral on the Internet, her attorney said on Wednesday. The plaintiff, who…

    Reuters
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    Ebola outbreak in West Africa (108 photos)

    Geneva (AFP) - Top experts on the Ebola virus raised grave concerns Thursday about the worsening epidemic in west Africa as the number of people with the disease neared 10,000. The World Heath Organization said after an emergency meeting on the deadly haemorrhagic fever that the situation in the…

    Yahoo News
  • 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...

    Racked
  • Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino stopping his treatment for cancer, will 'spend more time' with family and friends

    Boston's former longtime Mayor Tom Menino publicly announced Thursday, via a post on Facebook, that he is discontinuing his treatment for cancer:Today, I, along with my family, after talking with my medical team, have decided to suspend my book tour as well as my cancer treatments. While I continue…

    The Week (RSS)
  • Nigeria pledges 600 volunteers as Africa steps up Ebola fight

    By Felix Onuah and Umaru Fofana ABUJA/FREETOWN (Reuters) - Nigeria pledged on Thursday to send a contingent of 600 volunteers to help fight the worst ever outbreak of Ebola on record which has killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa. With financial pledges flowing in from around the world but…

    Reuters
  • At This Tobacco Company, Smoking at Your Desk Is Finally Off-Limits

    Seven seasons into the hit series Mad Men, it’s still surreal to watch Don Draper lighting a cigarette at the office. Doing so is unthinkable in most modern workplaces, but not on the premises of North Carolina–based tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds. At least until Jan. 1, when the company will finally…

    Takepart.com
  • [video] Overweight Women Suffer in Labor Market

    Overweight women tend to earn less than their average-sized colleagues. Vanderbilt professor Jennifer Shinall discusses her recent study with Sara Murray. Photo: Getty

    MarketWatch
  • ‘Exposure therapy’ helps patients with prolonged grief

    By Kathryn Doyle Adding one-on-one sessions focused on reliving the experience of losing a loved one to regular group therapy appears to help more patients with prolonged grief, according to a new study. Most people who lose a loved one feel stress, grieve and adapt over time. But seven to 10…

    Reuters
  • UCLA Health System fined by federal officials over banned doctor

    Federal officials fined UCLA Health System $470,000 for allowing an anesthesiologist who was banned from Medicare and other federal programs to treat patients and bill the government for their care.

    Los Angeles Times
  • British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery

    BANGKOK (AP) — A British woman has died under anesthesia during a cosmetic procedure by an uncertified surgeon at a clinic in Thailand's capital, authorities said Friday.

    Associated Press
  • Feeding Livestock Antibiotics May Make Animals Even More Sick

    It has long been understood that feeding animals antibiotics can create resistant bacteria—bacteria that can cause problems for human health. That’s why the Food and Drug Administration has been concerned for decades over the practice of giving livestock subtherapeutic doses to promote growth.…

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  • Blue-light blocking glasses may help sleep after screen time

    By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The blue glow from televisions and other screens suppresses natural mechanisms that help us fall asleep at night, but blocking just the blue wavelength may restore normal nighttime sleepiness, according to a new study. Teen boys who used computers and…

    Reuters
  • Japanese Ebola-related shares soar as doctor in NYC tests positive for virus

    * Jiji says health minister to convene a medical expert meeting on Fri * Fujifilm says receiving inquiries from overseas govts, hospitals * Other Ebola-related stocks include Azearth, Airtech Japan By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Shares of Fujifilm Holdings Corp and Japanese makers of…

    Reuters
  • Motor racing-Schumacher has made progress, says doctor

    PARIS, Oct 23 (Reuters) - A doctor who treated Michael Schumacher after his skiing accident has said the seven times Formula One champion has made progress but his recovery could still take years. "I have observed some progress but I would say we have to give him time," Jean-Francois Payen told…

    Reuters
  • The Big Future: Can we build a better brain?

    How will the future change the human brain? This week's Big Future takes a look at a new wave of neurological techniques that directly alter the brain's electrical patterns, correcting seizures and movement disorders. Some doctors are even experimenting with using it to treat depression. Could the…

    The Verge
  • NPS Pharma says FDA extends review of Natpara

    NPS Pharmaceuticals says the Food and Drug Administration won't make a decision on its drug Natpara on Friday and will extend its review by three months. The company said Thursday that the FDA is now scheduled ...

    Associated Press