Health

  • Britney Spears Flaunts Bikini Body for 'Women's Health,' Shares Workout Secrets

    Las Vegas does a body good if you're Britney Spears! The "Work Bitc*" singer flaunts her rock-hard abs on the January/February 2015 cover of Women's Health magazine, and the 33-year-old pop princess has never looked better posing in a teeny peach bikini and velvet blazer. PHOTOS: Hollywood's…

    ETonline
  • Irish face new abortion row over brain-dead woman

    DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland is debating its ban on abortion again as doctors keep a brain-dead pregnant woman on life support, awaiting a judge's verdict on what do to with the living fetus.

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  • New York bans fracking because of uncertain health effects

    New York state officially banned fracking today, following a six-year-long moratorium on the practice. The ban means that New York is the largest region in the US to reject the economically advantageous practice for fear of increasing its inhabitants' exposure to various health risks.

    The Verge
  • Trent Cole having hand surgery, out for Saturday

    Earlier this week, Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray had surgery on a broken bone in his hand after suffering the injury in Sunday night’s game against the Eagles. It turned out to be a popular sequence of events. Eagles linebacker Trent Cole also broke a bone in his hand in that game and coach…

    ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
  • Get Smart: Prevent or Manage Diabetes With Your Smartphone

    Ronald Tamler, M.D., Ph.D.Clinical Director of the Mount Sinai Diabetes Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital A man with diabetes approaches the dinner table, clutching the shirt pocket over his heart. Is he reaching for a business card? Fishing for a photo of his kids to show his companions? Pulling…

    Huffington Post
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    Concerns Over Flu Outbreak and Vaccine

    Increased flu reports across the US may be due to a vaccine that is not a match for some strains of the flu.

    ABC News Videos
  • Can People Get Hurt Playing Wii Games?

    The Nintendo Wii may be on your Christmas list, but all that arm swinging and jumping has been tied to certain injuries, including muscle injuries, and cuts and black eyes, according to a new review study.

    LiveScience.com
  • McDonald’s Japan Fried by Potato Shortage

    The fast-food chain has started limiting the serving size of french fries as potato stocks run low because of labor disruptions in the U.S. Photo: AP.

    MarketWatch
  • Pedometers, Buddies and Your Road to Better Health

    Earlier this week, I helped Jolyn Bennett start her do-over. She's overweight and has trouble controlling her food intake at happy hours -- check out DrOz.com to hear her describe these issues.

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Obesity can be deemed a disability at work: EU court

    By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's top court ruled on Thursday that obese people can be considered as disabled, but stopped short of saying that obesity was a condition that needed specific protection under European anti-discrimination laws. The landmark decision will be closely read…

    Reuters
  • 3 tips to help use remaining health account funds

    Sunscreen may not top many shopping lists this time of year, but stocking up now can keep you from wasting money. December is the final month for many people with employer-sponsored health coverage to ...

    Associated Press
  • Scientists identify 53 drug compounds that could treat Ebola

    New research published in the journal Emerging Microbes and Infections gives hope to the idea that existing drug compounds could be used to treat Ebola.

    The Week (RSS)
  • UK proposes rules for embryos made from 3 people

    LONDON (AP) — New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their babies.

    Associated Press
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    Take #OneMore of vacation and let the stars lead the way. View the full series.

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  • Don’t let holiday stress keep you up at night

    The holidays can bring much joy and cheer, but the hustle and bustle of the season can also bring some stress… and with it, difficulty falling asleep, or insomnia. If it happens to you, it can be tempting to automatically reach for a medication like zolpidem (Ambien and generic), but improving your…

    ConsumerReports.org
  • #Yoga... The Online Edition of Our Once Beloved Practice

    Yoga has long been a very powerful force in my life. It's something that swooped in and saved me from a deeply dark and deprecating time, and for that I am forever grateful. To this day I use breathing techniques and certain stretches to better my day, my attitude, and myself as a whole. Due to a…

    Huffington Post
  • Kate Middleton Goes Casual in a Hoodie to Hang With the Scouts, Recycles Now-Infamous Eye-Roll Face: See the Pics!

    Kate Middleton visited the Beaver Scouts in London on Dec. 16 wearing a super-casual outfit that included a hoodie! See the pictures -- including her infamous eye-roll face -- here

    Us Weekly
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    Find Out About the Debilitating Outbreak That is Sweeping the Americas

    Its name means "bending over in pain." It has no treatment or vaccine. Its symptoms resemble Dengue fever. And it has infected more than 1 million people -- 155 of them fatally -- since spreading to the Americas one year ago. The mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus has long been diagnosed in travelers…

    Wochit
  • Fight against malaria unites old foes in Myanmar

    By Astrid Zweynert TA GAY LAUNG, Myanmar (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the middle of a bustling village hall in Myanmar's Kayin state, a government health worker pricks the finger of a child to extract a tiny drop of blood for a malaria test. A scene unthinkable just a few years ago, it is now…

    Reuters