Health

  • Heroin Use Is Soaring in One of the World’s Unlikeliest Places

    The growing appetite in Europe and North America for the world’s most notorious drug is inflicting serious collateral damage in an unexpected place: East Africa. “Soon after heroin entered [the Tanzanian port city of] Dar es Salaam in the 1990s, its cruder form—brown instead of white—snaked its way…

    Takepart.com
  • Man kills self in Colorado after eating pot candies: coroner

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A 22-year-old Oklahoma man committed suicide by shooting himself in the head at a Colorado ski resort after witnesses said he ate "a large amount" of marijuana-infused edibles, the local coroner said on Thursday. Luke Gregory Goodman died from a self-inflicted…

    Reuters
  • Grey's Anatomy Recap: Admissions Department

    In this week’s Grey’s Anatomy, Derek told Meredith (not quite all) about “the other woman,” Owen’s mother (reluctantly) came clean about her secret romance, and Jo treated a patient whose nose was home, sweet home to a… On second thought, keep reading. I’ll tell you in due time. DOCTOR, HEEL,…

    TVLine.com
  • Why Exact Sciences Corporation Is Dropping Today

    Exact Sciences shares were cut to neutral today by Goldman Sachs.

    Motley Fool
  • House passes Medicare 'doc fix' deal

    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to revamp Medicare's payment formula for doctors. The bill would end the temporary patches known as the "doc fix" ...

    MarketWatch
  • Britain's 'unhealthiest' high streets revealed

    Fast food outlets, betting shops and payday lenders on the high street are threatening public health, experts warned on Thursday as they named the unhealthiest towns and cities in Britain. Preston, Middlesbrough and Coventry emerged as the top three offenders in a Royal Society for Public Health…

    AFP
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    Report: Companies cutting employee hours due to Obamacare

    Steve Moore of The Heritage Foundation discusses the survey that revealed employers are cutting worker hours due to Obamacare.

    Fox Business Videos
  • 7 Unhealthiest Foods On The Planet

    These seemingly innocent foods should be placed on your personal 'no-eat' list.

    Yahoo Health
  • Workplace Wellness Tips

    In 2015, you may have heard this phrase "Sitting Is The New Smoking" more that once. Recent studies have indicated that sitting for long periods of time does not have a positive impact on your health. However, with most job functions requiring extensive desk time, we hope there are other ways to…

    Huffington Post
  • Foster kids put on too many psych drugs, report says

    Investigation finds many children are misdiagnosed and over-treated with drugs meant for severe mental illness

    CBS News
  • Indiana governor overrides law to authorize needle exchange

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence overrode state law and his own anti-drug policies Thursday to authorize a short-term needle-exchange program designed to help contain HIV infections in a rural county where more than six dozen cases have been reported, all of them tied to intravenous drug…

    Associated Press
  • Arizona Lawmakers Approve Controversial Abortion Bill

    PHOENIX, March 25 (Reuters) - Arizona lawmakers on Wednesday passed a controversial measure blocking women from buying insurance that includes abortion coverage through the federal health care exchange. The fiercely-debated bill also requires doctors to tell women they could possibly reverse the…

    Huffington Post
  • Olympus issues urgent steps for cleaning device linked to superbugs

    By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Olympus Corp, the largest maker of a medical device at the center of recent U.S. superbug outbreaks, issued new cleaning instructions for its equipment on Thursday, urging health providers to adopt them "as soon as possible." Olympus said in a 13-page letter…

    Reuters
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    Kelly Osbourne Says She Has 'Cancer Gene'

    On The Talk, they were discussing Angelina Jolie's recent op-ed for the New York Times, in which she wrote that she was having removing her ovaries and fallopian tubes to prevent developing cancer. While filling in for her mother Sharon, Kelly Osbourne revealed that she, like Jolie, also has the…

    TV In No Time
  • Gingrich says GOP doesn’t really want to repeal Obamacare

    Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich says the GOP doesn’t really want to repeal Obamacare because there are parts of the law that have proven to be popular.

    MarketWatch
  • Marijuana legalization didn't eliminate racial disparities in Colorado's pot arrests

    Marijuana arrests fell sharply after Colorado voters legalized pot in 2012, but black residents are still being penalized for the drug at disproportionate rates.

    Vox.com
  • Christy Harrison, Nutritionist Focusing On Eating Disorders

    Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist in private practice, specializing in eating disorders, chronic disease prevention and management, and health at every size.

    Yahoo Health
  • Novo Nordisk (NVO) Stock Gains Today on Drug Application Resubmission

    Novo Nordisk (NVO) shares rose today as the company prepares to reapply for approval of its insulin treatment Tresiba.

    TheStreet.com
  • The Robot Will See You Now -- The Promise of Telemedicine

    In 2001, a team of physicians in New York made history by operating remotely on a patient in Strasbourg, France, via a surgical robot named Zeus. Their success depended on broadband transmission capability with optimized compression that limited the time delay between the doctors' commands and the…

    Forbes
  • Maker of tainted medical scopes issues new cleaning guide

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of medical scopes that have been linked to two recent "superbug" outbreaks at California hospitals has issued new cleaning instructions for the devices amid scrutiny from regulators, lawmakers and medical professionals.

    Associated Press