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...

    Racked
  • 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.

    Yahoo News
  • 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…

    Associated Press
  • 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…

    Huffington Post
  • 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 ...

    Associated Press
  • 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 ...

    Engadget
  • 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…

    Reuters
  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • 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…

    Forbes
  • Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius spent his first night of a five-year jail term in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official.

    The Associated Press
  • 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 of ...

    Reuters
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    Tough job: How hospital workers are trained for Ebola (13 photos)

    With hospital workers increasingly in the spotlight of concern over the spread of the Ebola virus, a Chicago hospital held a training session Thursday for a team of medical professionals with expertise in intensive care and infection control. Rush University Medical Center in Chicago has assembled…

    Associated Press
  • Pharmacyclics Up on Label Expansion Efforts for Imbruvica

    Pharmacyclics Inc. (PCYC) is looking to get Imbruvica's label expanded in the U.S. for treating patients with Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia.

    Zacks
  • Chart: As Ebola ravages West Africa, Twitter loses interest

    When a patient was diagnosed with Ebola in the US, social media attention dramatically increased. The chart below, made by Vox's Anand Katakam with Reverb, shows the fluctuation in the number of tweets mentioning Ebola in the past month. The dropping interest doesn't in any way indicate that Ebola…

    Vox.com
  • For Rio, Paralympian Alana Nichols focus on kayak

    DENVER (AP) — Paralympian Alana Nichols calls them "pinch-me moments," when she can't quite believe she is actually in a particular situation.

    Associated Press
  • U.S. government probes medical devices for possible cyber flaws

    Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters. The products under review by the agency's Industrial…

    Reuters