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
  • In Depth : The Very Pink, Very Controversial Business of Breast Cancer Awareness

    Photo: Getty Images You always know when October rolls around—and it's not just because of those much-maligned Pumpkin Spice Lattes. From neighborhood juice bars to massive football stadiums, everyone and everything is decked out in pink for Breast Cancer...

    Racked
  • 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
  • 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
  • For Rio, Paralympian Alana Nichols focus on kayak

    DENVER (AP) — Paralympian Alana Nichols calls them "pinch-me moments," when she can't quite believe she is actually in a particular situation.

    Associated Press
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    Tough job: How hospital workers are trained for Ebola (13 photos)

    With hospital workers increasingly in the spotlight of concern over the spread of the Ebola virus, a Chicago hospital held a training session Thursday for a team of medical professionals with expertise in intensive care and infection control. Rush University Medical Center in Chicago has assembled…

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Regulus Gets Seat at Hep C Table With Today's Impressive Drug Results

    But you're getting way ahead of the facts if you think Regulus has a game-changing hepatitis C therapy in its grasp already. There's a lot more questions to be answered.

    TheStreet.com
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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.

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