Health

  • Snooki Is Down to 99 Pounds Just Two Months After Giving Birth

     Just because she gave birth less than two months ago, doesn't mean Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is slacking on her workout routine. The 26-year-old Jersey Shore star is now down to a tiny 99 pounds, her trainer Anthony Michael tells E! News in a new interview. Every MOM needs a little extra help…

    ETonline
  • Report questions role of wealth in Lanza's care

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new report asks whether the race and affluence of Adam Lanza's family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems in the years before he committed the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

    Associated Press
  • British health volunteers heading to S. Leone to tackle Ebola

    London (AFP) - A first group of volunteers from Britain's state National Health Service were to depart Saturday for Sierra Leone to join the Ebola epidemic fight, the UK government said.

    AFP
  • Feds vows to publicize vaccine injury help program

    Leaders of the nation's system for helping people hurt by a routine vaccination have vowed to better publicize the little-known program, while the judge who oversees the special vaccine court that handles injury claims worries that if more are filed, they will take even longer to handle than they…

    Associated Press
  • FDA approves Purdue's painkiller that can reduce abuse

    (This version of the Nov. 20 story, corrects final paragraph to show Embeda treats pain, not opioid dependence) (Reuters)- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a long-acting narcotic painkiller with abuse-resistant properties made by Purdue Pharma L.P., the agency said on Thursday.…

    Reuters
  • NxStage Medical Unveils Streamline Express Dialyzer

    Medical device company, NxStage Medical Inc. (NXTM), recently launched Streamline Express, a gamma sterilized dialyzer for the in-center hemodialysis market.

    Zacks
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    Potassium-, magnesium-rich diet recommended to cut stroke, diabetes risk

    Doctors say avoiding strokes, diabetes and other diseases can be as simple as getting a few essential nutrients every day.

    KABC – Los Angeles
  • When Medical Challenges Strike Those We Love, Our Positive Attitude Just Might Be the Best Prescription of All

    Nothing quiets a conversation (or clouds an outlook) like hearing from someone we care about that their cancer is back or that they're facing some other very challenging medical condition. And today, this seems to be a situation that touches all of our lives -- sometimes in multiple ways at the…

    Huffington Post
  • Your Health Is Your True Wealth

    Hearing someone talk about how they 'wish' they had time to invest back in themselves and work out more often is crushing.

    Entrepreneur
  • Promising Regimen Could Fight HIV in Communities of Color, but Not Everyone Is on Board

    Despite years of high-profile outreach campaigns, celebrity-backed charities, and a health care industry that has worked tirelessly to get the word out about how to prevent transmissions, about 50,000 Americans per year become infected with HIV. The disease has hit gay and bisexual African American…

    Takepart.com
  • ‘Hypoallergenic’ labels may not be accurate

    By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) – Products for kids with itchy skin that are labeled hypoallergenic often contain ingredients that can cause allergic reactions, a recent study found. The “hypoallergenic” label is not regulated by the FDA, said Carsten Hamann, a medical student at the Loma…

    Reuters
  • Hope for Saving Lives While Facing an Overdose Epidemic

    As an emergency physician, I've treated many patients with acute and painful injuries after car crashes or falls. Although I've prescribed short doses of opioids for patients with arm fractures or other painful injuries, I have also seen a growing epidemic of patients addicted to these medications.…

    Huffington Post
  • A look at how FDA-approved robotic leg braces work

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marine Capt. Derek Herrera, who was paralyzed by a sniper's bullet two years ago in southern Afghanistan, is walking again thanks to a set of robotic leg braces known as the ReWalk system. Herrera is the first in the United States to own the device that was recently approved by the…

    Associated Press
  • Indians' Giovanny Urshela will not require surgery

    Indians infielder Giovanny Urshela will not require surgery on his knee, according to MLB.com.

    CBS Sports
  • US House Republicans sue over 'Obamacare'

    US House Republicans filed a lawsuit against President Barack Obama's administration Friday over his signature health care law and unilateral actions they say amount to an abuse of executive authority. The suit, which Republicans have threatened for months, was filed in US District Court in…

    AFP
  • Encouraging Results For Two New Drugs That Fight A Common And Dangerous Side Effect

    Two new agents under development may help curb and prevent elevated potassium levels, the common and serious side effect of drugs that inhibit the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS). These drugs, which include the popular ACE inhibitors and ARBs, are the cornerstones of the treatment of…

    Forbes
  • Turkey With Olives And Tzatziki? Why A Mediterranean Thanksgiving Can Improve Your Health

    With Thanksgiving fast approaching, our thoughts lean less towards work and productivity and more towards oven-roasted turkey, gravy, and cranberry sauce. To sum it up nicely, most Americans plan on getting stuffed till they can't eat anymore.While this seems like a perfectly reasonable way to…

    Huffington Post
  • New bird flu cluster identified in Netherlands

    Dutch authorities Friday said they will slaughter poultry at a cluster of three farms after new cases of bird flu were found in the town of Kamperveen, in the third outbreak in the Netherlands this week. ...

    Associated Press
  • New data fuels doctors' demands to rewrite U.S. heart guidelines

    Controversial heart disease prevention guidelines that abandoned specific targets for reducing "bad" LDL cholesterol are under fresh assault after a major study highlighted the benefits of taking ...

    Reuters