Health

  • The enduring myth of cost shifting

    Commentary: don't believe insurers line that fed cuts boosting costs

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Why getting patients on their feet may speed recovery in ICU

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The intensive care unit is a last frontier for physical therapy: It's hard to exercise patients hooked to ventilators so they can breathe.

    Associated Press
  • Measure kids’ medicines in metric units, not spoonfuls, doctors say

    By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Children’s liquid medicines should only be measured in metric units to avoid overdoses common with teaspoons and tablespoons, U.S. pediatricians say. Tens of thousands of kids wind up in emergency rooms after unintentional medicine overdoses each year, and the…

    Reuters
  • Hornets F Al Jefferson, G Mo Williams questionable for Saturday

    Hornets forward Al Jefferson (right knee soreness) and guard Mo Williams (left knee soreness) are listed as questionable for Saturday’s game against the Pelicans, according to the team’s injury report. 

    CBS Sports
  • Company Thinks It Has Answer For Lower Health Costs: Customer Service

    Virginnia Schock seemed headed for a health crisis. She was 64 years old, had poorly controlled diabetes, a wound on her foot and a cast on her broken wrist. She didn’t drive, so getting to the people who could tend to her ailments was complicated and expensive. She had stopped taking her diabetes…

    Huffington Post
  • Sizing Up Your Genes

    Once again Angelina Jolie Pitt made headlines with her New York Times op-ed article "Diary of a Surgery" addressing her decision to undergo prophylactic surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes. She chose to have the operation after her physician informed her that inflammatory markers from…

    Huffington Post
  • Japan kicks its ‘loophole herb’ drug habit

    The rise and fall of Japan’s “dappo habu” — a previously legal psychedelic drug whose name literally means “loophole herb” — offer an interesting tale of how the country is tightening its control of intoxicants, ...

    MarketWatch
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    Germanwings Crash Timeline Updated After Reported Andreas Lubitz Revelations

    New reports have emerged about the co-pilot's medical condition that may helped lead to the fatal crash.

    ABC News Videos
  • Lobbyist Insists Chemical Is Safe to Drink But Won't Drink It

    A French TV channel is drawing attention for its grilling of a lobbyist defending Monsanto.

    Yahoo Health
  • Britain to offer all infants meningitis B vaccine

    Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC. Government health advisers recommended ...

    Associated Press
  • Cavs' Kevin Love suffers lower back injury during Sunday's game

    A lower back injury forced Cavaliers forward Kevin Love to leave Sunday's contest against the 76ers, reports the team's official website. Coach David Blatt said the injury occurred when Love received an elbow to his back and he doesn't think it's a serious injury, reports the Akron Beacon Journal.

    CBS Sports
  • Marathon Mantras and Running Tips to Help You Cross the Finish Line

    Katie Robertson from Get The Gloss talks to ultra-marathon runner Ann Johansson about how best to prepare for a marathon in 8 simple steps The prospect of running a marathon is a daunting one - likely to be the longest race you’ve ever run, committing to one involves a good 16 weeks of training, a…

    Yahoo Beauty
  • KCAs: No Slime For Angelina!

    Angelina Jolie made her first post-surgery appearance Saturday at the Kids' Choice Awards. After winning the blimp for Favorite Villain, Access Hollywood 's Stephanie Bauer asked the "Maleficent" star if she was relieved that she avoided getting slimed. When accepting her award, Angelina gave a…

    Access Hollywood
  • 'Spirit in the Sky' singer injured in California crash

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The singer-songwriter behind the 1969 rock hit "Spirit in the Sky" was hospitalized on Sunday after being critically injured in a Northern California car accident that killed a motorcyclist.

    Associated Press
  • Guinea president announces new emergency measures in Ebola fight

    Guinea's President Alpha Conde announced on Saturday new emergency measures enabling authorities to restrict movements in western Guinea where Ebola transmission continues a year after the epidemic was declared. More than 10,300 people have died from Ebola in West Africa and while cases are thought…

    Reuters
  • Andreas Lubitz: How do airlines screen pilots for mental illnesses?

    The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, brought down by a pilot with diagnosed mental illness, raises red flags about how airlines evaluate, regulate, and address such issues among employees. Andreas Lubitz, who was at the controls of the jetliner that crashed in the French Alps Tuesday and killed…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 3 Up and Coming Biotech Stocks to Watch

    Too late to jump on the biotech bandwagon? Not with these 3 hot stocks.

    Motley Fool
  • Jadeveon Clowney optimistic in recovery from knee surgery

    After the Houston Texans selected him with the top pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Jadeveon Clowney entered his rookie year with high expectations. "Rehab is tough, tougher than playing," he said.

    SB Nation