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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month Brings the Usual 'Pinkwashing' and Unethical Cause-Marketing Partnerships

    Each October brings Breast Cancer Awareness month, where millions of dollars are raised in the support of a cure for the disease. Often the most visible aspect of the month is the number of products that are recolored pink to bring awareness and donations to the cause. While most would assume that…

    Huffington Post
  • 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
  • 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
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    10 Dangerous Facts About Sugar

    It causes obesity, hides HIV, and triggers depression, but we still can't get enough of it. Discover the dangerous world of Sugar with Alltime 10s.

    All Time 10s
  • Ebola victim's sister says hospital denied request

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that the facility mishandled the case.

    Associated Press
  • Jeremy Lane returns to practice from injured reserve for Seahawks

    Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane was designated Tuesday as having returned to practice after spending the last six weeks on the injured reserve/designated to return list. Lane nursed a groin injury into Seattle’s season opener against the Green Bay Packers. He further aggravated the injury…

    ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
  • NBC News cameraman officially Ebola-free

    Ashoka Mukpo, an NBC News cameraman, became infected with Ebola last month. Now, he has been declared free of the disease and will be able to leave Nebraska Medical Center on Wednesday.

    The Week (RSS)
  • Connected gadgets will help patients take back their health information. Are they ready for it?

    A smart inhaler can warn a doctor a patient is having trouble before they go to the emergency room. But if patients have increased access to their data, they also will need to know how to manage it.

    Gigaom
  • Feel The Burn: Exhale Introduces Core Fusion Extreme with Free Classes

    Photo: exhale Core Fusion Extreme In a couple weeks, Exhale Chicago will be launching their newest class, Core Fusion Extreme. The high intensity workout promises to build metabolism and strength with gliders, heavy hand weights, a plyo box, suspension...

    Racked Chicago
  • NYC Health Workers Undergo Mass Ebola Training

    Thousands gathered at New York’s Javits Center Tuesday morning to receive step-by-step demonstration from CDC officials on new protocols for properly putting on and taking off protective gear.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Prevent ACL Injuries With This Hamstring-Focused Workout

    An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee, or ACL, used to be career-ending. Thankfully, we now see instances where athletes recover from ACL injuries in record time

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