Health

  • Ebola can spread like 'forest fire,' US warns

    The deadly Ebola virus can spread like a forest fire, US health authorities said Monday, urging travelers to West Africa to take extra precautions amid the largest outbreak in history. Since March, there have been 1,201 cases of Ebola and 672 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the Centers…

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  • Medicare's own health looking better, report says

    Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement. Getting relief from a slowdown in health care spending, the program's giant hospital trust fund ...

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  • New Site UnMasks Anyone's Past Online!

    A new website makes it easy for anyone to search through anyone's records online. It's as simple as typing in a name and picking a state.

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  • Gaza doctors save baby from her dead mother's womb

    KHAN YUNIS (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - When the doctors gently pulled the tiny newborn from her mother's womb in an emergency Caesarian section, the woman had already been dead for an hour.

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    Two Americans With Ebola Fighting for Their Lives

    A doctor and a health worker who were trying to save lives as missionaries are now fighting for their own.

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  • Dementia patients more likely to get pacemakers: study

    By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with dementia are more likely to get pacemakers than people without any cognitive impairment, according to a new study. The study can’t explain why people with dementia are more likely to get the devices, which help control irregular heart…

    Reuters
  • 5 Ways to Harness and Maintain Your Determination

    “Enclose your heart in times of need with the steel of your determination and your strength. In doing this, all things will be bearable.” ― Lora Leigh, Broken Wings In every success story, the longest chapter is the one on Determination. While success demands many things from us, willpower and…

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  • Are You Getting the Right Anesthetic?

    According to a survey by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, 98 percent of anesthesiologists in the U.S. experienced a drug shortage in 2012. The causes, says Jeff Jacobs, an anesthesiologist in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and chair of the committee on ethics for the ASA, "are myriad." Some…

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  • Bella Thorne: I'm Bigger Now That I Exercise Everyday

    Bella Thorne, in a Miu Miu dress, told Us Weekly at the Young Hollywood Awards that she hits SoulCycle and the gym every day

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  • Warren Buffett Reveals How $40 Becomes Millions

    Discover the dead-simple Warren Buffett strategy that could lead to life changing investing profits.

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  • Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

    A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine. The ...

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  • Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: We're Reading About Hospira, Ranbaxy, FedEx and Much More!!

    Hello, everyone, and nice to see you again. We hope the weekend was invigorating and enjoyable, because a new working week has officially begun. And, as you know, this means the deluge of meetings and ...

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Google's 'perfect human' project isn't evil, it's business

    This past Friday, Google unveiled the latest in a line of ambitious and somewhat confounding health programs. After building a glucose-measuring contact lens and a mysterious skunkworks program to cure death, the company will employ a team of as many as 100 doctors and scientists in a project…

    The Verge
  • AcelRx stock plunges after FDA rejects pain drug device

    (Reuters) - Shares of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc plunged almost 40 percent after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected its pain treatment late on Friday. The rejection also reduces the lead the drug device, Zalviso, was likely to have over a rival from Medicines Company, which was…

    Reuters
  • Sierra Leone president visits Ebola center

    FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone's president visited the center of an Ebola outbreak on Monday as West African leaders stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus. It was Ernest Bai Koroma's first visit to the northeastern district of Kenema since the start of the epidemic that…

    Reuters
  • [video] Opinion: Gruber's Regrets

    Competitive Enterprise Institute Associate Director of Technology Studies Ryan Radia on an ObamaCare architect’s damning admission about tax subsidies for state exchanges. Photo credit: Associated Press....

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  • Dental Implants: What You Should Know

    Thinking of getting dental implants? There are critical things you should know before going under the knife for the perfect smile.

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  • U.S. lawmakers expand probe of federal biolab mishaps

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Monday said they were expanding their investigation of federal biosecurity lapses including problems at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that led to the mishandling of anthrax and bird flu pathogens. Republicans from the House Energy and…

    Reuters
  • How Ebola Emerged Out of the Jungle

    People caring for infected individuals- from friends and relatives who may be taking care of the diseased at home or the doctors treating the ill in hospitals- are among the most commonly infected.

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  • Fist Bumps More Hygienic Than Handshakes, Say Scientists

    Photo by misscinemafanatic.tumblr.com LONDON (AFP) - Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers in Britain have found. The study discovered that a handshake transfers 10 times as much bacteria as a fist bump, following…

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    Women go under the knife for Cinderella surgery

    After years of painful high heels, many women are turning to surgery to get their pretty feet back

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  • The Lessons Thus Far From the Transition to Digital Patient Records

    The use of digital patient records has not led to overbilling, as feared, according to a new report — but it has not yet delivered efficiency gains or improved care, either.

    The New York Times
  • Rockies' Tulowitzki to have hip procedure Monday

    Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will undergo a dry needling procedure on his left hip Monday in Philadelphia in an effort to recover from a left hip Before the Rockies 7-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Colorado head trainer Keith Dugger said the procedure would be done in Philadelphia by Dr. William…

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  • Often Overlooked Method to Pay Off Mortgage

    If you own a home and pay for a mortgage, you could reduce your payments by as much as $3,000 a year. Here is how it works.

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