Health

  • Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms.

    Associated Press
  • British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery

    BANGKOK (AP) — A British woman has died under anesthesia during a cosmetic procedure by an uncertified surgeon at a clinic in Thailand's capital, authorities said Friday.

    Associated Press
  • Lantern gets early funding for mental health therapy app

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Lantern, a technology startup that offers online and mobile coaching programs to support mental health, has won early backing for its service. Executives at the 2-year-old startup said on Friday it has raised $4.4 million from investors led by Silicon Valley-based venture…

    Reuters
  • Parents' Medication Mistakes Put Our Kids at Risk (Op-Ed)

    Henry Spiller is director of the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Every eight minutes, a well-meaning parent or caregiver unintentionally commits a medication error, affecting a child. In fact, according to our team of researchers and physicians at Nationwide Children's…

    LiveScience.com
  • Woman who gouged her eyes in California sues over viral photo

    By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A nurse at a Los Angeles hospital took a photo of a woman who gouged out her own eyes with pencils, and the patient sued the hospital and its administrators after the picture went viral on the Internet, her attorney said on Wednesday. The plaintiff, who…

    Reuters
  • Happenings: Beautycounter's Breast Cancer Prevention Initiative

    October is breast cancer awareness month, but Santa Monica based brand, Beautycounter has created an initiative to focus on awareness and prevention. With scary statistics such as 1 in 8 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S.,...

    Racked LA
  • Ebola stocks mostly higher after virus confirmed in New York

    Ebola stocks are mostly higher Friday, but didn’t exhibit the massive across-the-board gains that have accompanied confirmation of previous new cases of the deadly virus in the U.S.

    MarketWatch
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    Obama's hands on approach to the ebola crisis (11 photos)

    President Barack Obama hugs Ebola survivor Nina Pham, part of his personal hands-on approach to convince jittery Americans to trust elite doctors and scientists to keep them safe. Here's a look at some of President Obama's ebola-related meetings... Find more news related pictures in our photo…

    Yahoo News
  • Worried about Ebola? Get a flu shot.

    At a press conference today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio urged every New Yorker to get a flu shot. The symptoms of Ebola and the flu are quite similar, de Blasio noted, so getting a flu shot will help doctors and hospitals deal with the onslaught of people worried that their fever or fatigue…

    The Week (RSS)
  • History Proves Travel Bans Are Based On Fear, Not Facts

    On October 16, more than 40 members of Congress went on record seeking a travel ban against individuals from Ebola-afflicted West Africa, despite caution from Thomas Frieden, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director, that a ban would hurt global efforts to fight the outbreak."A…

    Huffington Post
  • High Drug Prices Could Increase Industry Innovation

    Trying to extract high prices for drugs that offer little benefit over existing therapies is becoming harder and harder. Economic pressures and the increased focus on the real value that a new drug brings is having an effect on pricing. I sympathize with Bach’s concerns. But high prices eventually…

    Forbes
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    Ebola in New York City (18 photos)

    Craig Spencer, a 33-year-old Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned from Guinea, became the fourth person ever diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil on Thursday night. He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital Center by paramedics in hazmat suits and placed in the site’s isolation ward. But…

    Yahoo News
  • Ebola in NYC Is 'No Cause for Alarm,' Mayor Says

    A New York City doctor who recently returned from Guinea in West Africa became the first person in the city to test positive for Ebola, on Thursday Oct. 23, but authorities are emphasizing that there is no cause for alarm. "We are fully prepared to handle Ebola," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio…

    LiveScience.com
  • Is AstraZeneca Getting Ready to Exit Antibiotics Research?

    an unconfirmed report suggests AstraZeneca may be ready to walk away from antibiotics research.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • AstraZeneca cancer drug pipeline gets boost from European green light

    * Olaparib recommended for treatment of ovarian cancer * Drug also being tested in breast and gastric cancers * AstraZeneca sees potential sales of $2 billion a year * EMA also backs new drugs from Pfizer, Baxter, Clinuvel (Adds AstraZeneca comment, further details)

    Reuters
  • Outrage of the Month: Peddling Bad Medicine With Deceptive Advertising

    Health Letter, October 2014Too often, companies entice consumers into purchasing health care products based on deceptive advertisements that overstate the potential benefits of the products and omit key information about risks. One such company is Winter Park, Florida-based HealthFair, a company…

    Huffington Post
  • Feds mull quarantine for health workers from W. Africa

    President Obama embraced Ebola nurse Nina Pham in the Oval Office at the White House after she was declared free of the often-deadly virus.

    CNBC
  • ‘Exposure therapy’ helps patients with prolonged grief

    By Kathryn Doyle Adding one-on-one sessions focused on reliving the experience of losing a loved one to regular group therapy appears to help more patients with prolonged grief, according to a new study. Most people who lose a loved one feel stress, grieve and adapt over time. But seven to 10…

    Reuters