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  • San Francisco lawmaker says he takes anti-HIV drug, urges wider use

    An openly gay San Francisco lawmaker went public on Wednesday with his daily use of a highly effective HIV-prevention drug and urged more at-risk city dwellers to do the same. Scott Wiener, a member of the city's Board of Supervisors, said in an op-ed published by the Huffington Post that he takes…

    Reuters
  • NFL Injury Report

    NFL Injury ReportNEW YORK (AP) -- INDIANAPOLIS COLTS at JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS - COLTS: DNP: RB Ahmad Bradshaw (not injury related), CB Darius Butler (neck), LB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), LB D'Qwell Jackson (not injury related), DT Ricky Jean Francois

    The Associated Press
  • Bug forces Apple to delay launch of HealthKit fitness apps

    HealthKit apps are designed to allow health- and fitness-related data to be tracked and shared with consumers and doctors. The launch of several health- and fitness-related apps built on Apple's HealthKit platform has been delayed by a software bug, casting a shadow on today's release of Apple's…

    CNET
  • F.T.C. Wary of Mergers by Hospitals

    As hospitals merge and buy up physician practices, creating new behemoths, one federal agency is raising a lonely but powerful voice, suggesting that consumers may be victimized by the trend toward consolidation. Hospitals often say they acquire other hospitals and physician groups so they can…

    The New York Times
  • Life Just Got A Whole Lot Better For Vet, Cancer Survivor Who Got Home Makeover

    Life Just Got A Whole Lot Better For Vet, Cancer Survivor Who Got Home MakeoverThis army veteran and cancer survivor's life is going to get easier because of a team of Home Depot employees. Veteran Debbie Coleman of Gilbert, Arizona, is a single mom whose

    Huffington Post
  • Nebraska health insurance cost dispute unresolved

    A major Nebraska health insurer has been unable to come to terms with one of the state's biggest medical networks, so thousands of people are either facing significantly higher costs or changing doctors. No talks have been held since the contract between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and…

    Associated Press
  • E-Cigarettes and Maintenance Therapy: A Smart Public Health Approach

    E-Cigarettes and Maintenance Therapy: A Smart Public Health ApproachI don't smoke, but I find myself fascinated by and passionate about the debate over e-cigarettes. Why? Because e-cigarettes illustrate how harm reduction approaches to drug policy, particularly

    Huffington Post
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  • GSK melanoma pill backed by UK cost watchdog with price cut

    Britain's healthcare cost agency NICE has recommended a third new drug for melanoma, this time from GlaxoSmithKline, after the drugmaker offered to supply it at a discount to the state-run National Health Service. GSK currently markets Tafinlar but the product will soon transfer to Novartis under a…

    Reuters
  • Toronto crack mayor to undergo chemotherapy for cancer

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who earned global notoriety for smoking crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor" while in office, will undergo chemotherapy to fight a malignant tumor, his doctor said Wednesday. The 45-year-old Ford only returned to work in June after two months in rehab for drug and alcohol…

    AFP
  • Ultrasound as good as CT for initial diagnosis of kidney stones : study

    By Gene Emery NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using the sound waves of an ultrasound to detect a painful kidney stone is just as effective as the X-rays of a CT scan, and exposes patients to much less harmful radiation, according to a new multicenter study. "It's actually quite surprising that…

    Reuters
  • What To Say, Where To Get Help And Other Things You Should Know About Suicide Prevention

    What To Say, Where To Get Help And Other Things You Should Know About Suicide PreventionSeptember is Suicide Prevention Month. Mental illness -- most frequently, depression -- is a factor in suicide, playing a role nine out of 10 times. Knowing what to

    Huffington Post
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    MORE BAD NEWS FOR ROB FORD

    After being admitted to the hospital with a tumor in his abdomen last week doctors have announced the next steps in Rob Ford's treatment.

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  • Ryan Raburn to undergo knee surgery

    Just two weeks after returning from the disabled list for a wrist injury Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Raburn parlayed a very productive season in a part-time role with the Indians last year into a two-year deal, but he hit just .200…

    NBC Sports
  • Gilead's Sovaldi Usage Fades As Hep-C Patients Await Rivals

    The dropout rate for patients on Gilead Sciences' hepatitis C treatment Sovaldi is quadruple what was seen during clinical trials, data showed Wednesday. CVS Health (CVS) Research Institute researchers found that real-world use of Gilead's (GILD) blockbuster drug reflects an 8.1% discontinuation…

    Investor's Business Daily
  • Workout Wednesday: JetSet Pilates is Trailblazing Boutique Fitness in Wynwood

    Welcome to Workout Wednesday, where we shed the limelight on Miami's hottest fitness trends, studios and workouts. The only thing dangerous about the new JetSet Pilates in Wynwood, is that Zak the Baker is located next door. Since its first studio opened in South Beach back in 2011, JetSet has been…

    Racked Miami
  • Shire's Vyvanse Accepted for FDA Review for Binge Eating

    Shire plc (SHPG) recently announced that the FDA has accepted its supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Vyvanse with priority review for the indication of binge eating disorder in adults. The sNDA was based on encouraging results from two identically designed, randomized, placebo-controlled…

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    Pregnant Mila Kunis Flaunts Baby Bump In Super-Short Shorts As Countdown To Due Date Continues

    Ready-to-pop Mila Kunis is trying to beat the heat! The 31-year-old mama-to-be—who is expecting her first child, a baby girl, with fiancé Ashton Kutcher—was spotted out and about in Los Angeles on Tuesday, where she was snapped rocking a pair of short black biker shorts and a fitted tank as she…

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