Health

  • Tanaka starts Sunday, 1st game since July injury

    Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is set to start Sunday, his first game since going on the disabled list in early July because of a partial tear in his right elbow. New York manager Joe Girardi said Friday that Tanaka is ready to face Toronto. Tanaka was 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA when he made his last start…

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  • Patient Access And Control: The Future Of Chronic Disease Management?

    Editor’s note: Dr. Kaveh Safavi is the global managing director of Accenture Health. Sufferers of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States are among the more active practitioners of disease self-management. It involves, among other disciplines

    TechCrunch
  • Start early for a lifetime of good vision and healthy eyes

    By Jessica Harlan NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - If your mother told you to eat your carrots so you’d be able to see in the dark, she was right. It turns out that feeding kids carrots is just one of a number of things parents can do to promote a lifetime of healthy eyes and good vision. Other things…

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  • Eli Lilly's Trulicity Approved by FDA for Type II Diabetes

    Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) received good news when the FDA approved its new injectable diabetes treatment, Trulicity, for adults suffering from type II diabetes. Trulicity, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor, has been approved as an adjunct

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  • Why Ebola is very unlikely to go airborne

    Ebola is not currently an airborne disease. You can't catch Ebola simply by sitting across the room from someone who has it. The only way to get Ebola is through direct contact with bodily fluids. Everyone agrees on this. Fears that Ebola will mutate

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  • 3 Biotechs Investors Should Watch

    In the heathcare version of "Where the Money Is", guest Brian Orelli joins regulars Michael Douglass and David Williamson to discuss the state of the healthcare sector. In M&A news, Endo International has made an unsolicited bid to acquire Auxilium Pharmaceuticals for $28.10 a share in cash and…

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  • China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery

    Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China, the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court. The court sentenced the company's former China manager, Briton Mark Reilly, and four Chinese co-defendants to prison but postponed the sentences for…

    Associated Press
  • Humana Up on ACO Deal with Iora Health for MA Members

    Shares of Humana Inc. (HUM) rose nearly 1% over the last two trading sessions to close at $133.18 after the company partnered with Iora Health to launch an Accountable Care Agreement. The program intends to benefit Humana’s Medicare Advantage (MA) members in Arizona and Washington. The members…

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  • India caps prices of 36 more drugs to improve access: government official

    By Aditya Kalra and Zeba Siddiqui NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India has capped the prices of 36 drugs, including those used to treat infections and diabetes, in its latest move to make essential medicines more affordable, a senior official of the country's drug pricing authority told Reuters on…

    Reuters
  • Bandwagon Workouts: Fitness Fads Rise and Fall. Will CrossFit Suffer a Similar Fate?

    Bandwagon Workouts: Fitness Fads Rise and Fall. Will CrossFit Suffer a Similar Fate? In the early 90s, gimmicky workouts like 8-Minute Abs were all the rage. In 2003, P90X came along, promising a total-body transformation in only 90 days. Now CrossFit

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  • Report: Procter & Gamble Pulls Sponsorship of NFL's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

    The NFL continues to successfully alienate just about, well, everyone. Today, a source told CBS Sports that mega company (and mega sponsor) Procter & Gamble is allegedly planning to abandon the NFL Breast Cancer Awareness campaign due to the unpleasantries surrounding the league. Crest (owned by…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

    Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases as the entire West African nation was locked down in their homes in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease. Authorities hope to find and isolate Ebola patients who have…

    Associated Press
  • When is the best time to purchase long-term care insurance?

    Long-term care insurance (LTCI) covers the risk that individuals may need medical and custodial care, either at home or in a skilled nursing facility, at some point in their life. Surprisingly (according to the Journal of Financial Planning, February 2009), nearly half of all group long-term care…

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  • 7 facts anyone taking birth control should know

    1) Birth control pills prevent pregnancy through two different mechanisms All birth control pills use hormones to prevent pregnancy. In a way, birth control mimics the body's response to pregnancy. "There is some truth to the idea that birth control pills trick your body into thinking you're…

    Vox.com
  • France OKs 'experimental treatments' on Ebola-hit nurse

    France OKs 'experimental treatments' on Ebola-hit nurse Paris (AFP) - France's health minister on Friday authorised "experimental treatments" for a French nurse who has contracted Ebola and is now being treated in a Paris hospital. "She is receiving experimental treatments," Marisol Touraine said,…

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  • Feel the Burn: Can the Mission Beat Cow Hollow in the Fitness Fads?

    bodyFi is one of the fitness newcomers to the Mission. The Marina/Cow Hollow area is the reigning fitness capital of San Francisco. In addition to the approximately 14,000 yoga studios —just an estimate— and ODC in the neighborhood, the site says that Mission Street has become San Francisco's…

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  • U.N. to deploy Ebola mission as death toll reaches 2,630

    By Michelle Nichols and Elizabeth Pineau NEW YORK/PARIS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a "threat to international peace and security" as the death toll hit 2,630 and France became the latest Western nation to step up its…

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